Archive of November 27, 2003 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 27, 2003

Vatican confirms “brief courtesy visit” by the Dalai Lama to the Pope

Nov 27, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II met on Thursday with the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists, despite the meeting was not listed in the official papal audiences of the day.

Pope encourages Bulgarian people to keep faith, culture of life

Nov 27, 2003 - 12:00 am .- During an audience on Thursday with Georgi Parvanov, president of the Republic of Bulgaria, Pope John Paul II encouraged Bulgarians to keep building a new society based on spiritual values.

Catholic Americans in Rome gather for Thanksgiving

Nov 27, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Hundreds of US Catholics gathered  at St. Susanna Church in Rome to participate at a Mass presided  by Archbishop John P. Foley.

Archdiocese of Mexico: “Catholics for a Free Choice” are not Catholic

Nov 27, 2003 - 12:00 am .- In the latest edition of its weekly newspaper, the Archdiocese of Mexico rejected any connection with the organization “Catholics for a Free Choice” and clarified that the association is not part of the Catholic Church because of its support for the legalization of abortion, among other things.

Catholic organization promotes justice “in every cup of coffee” 

Nov 27, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Catholic Relief Services has launched a national campaign to raise awareness of unfair coffee-trade practices and promote the consumption of fair-trade coffee bought at living-wage prices by directly marketing it to the 65 million Catholics in the United States.

Conservative Anglicans in Australia are seeking for alternative leadership

Nov 27, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The head of Australia's largest Anglican diocese has suggested that Anglicans, including himself, could seek alternative spiritual leadership, reported Catholic News Service Nov. 24.

Church and Civil organizations in Mexico protest law that mandates condom distribution

Nov 27, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The Catholic Church and other civil groups are protesting against a new health law aimed at preventing AIDS and which officially promotes the use of condoms and mandates their distribution in hotels.