Archive of February 15, 2009

Expo in Rome commemorates Vatican City State’s 80th anniversary

Feb 15, 2009 - 10:35 pm .- The President of the Governorate of Vatican City State, Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo, inaugurated an expo on the Vatican City State on Thursday, to commemorate the 80th anniversary of its founding.  The expo will be open to the public until May 10.

U.N. committee rejects homosexual group with possible pedophile link

Feb 15, 2009 - 07:08 pm .- Despite an opposing vote from the United States, the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Committee responsible for approving U.N. NGOs has rejected the application of a Brazilian homosexual group because of questions concerning the group’s position on pedophilia.

Israeli Prime Minister confirms Pope to visit Israel in May

Feb 15, 2009 - 06:17 pm .- During a meeting with his Cabinet on Sunday, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert confirmed that Pope Benedict XVI will visit Israel in May.

Venezuelan bishops encourage voting ‘without fear’

Feb 15, 2009 - 01:58 pm .- The leadership of the Venezuelan Bishops’ Conference issued a statement on Friday in anticipation of the Feb. 15 vote on a constitutional amendment to approve indefinite reelection for the president.  The bishops encouraged Catholics to vote “without fear” and with “a conscience for the country,” calling on election officials to guarantee transparency in the vote.

Struggling workers look for silver lining in tough times

Feb 15, 2009 - 12:27 pm .- When Invista announced plans last fall to lay off 400 of the 500 employees at its Seaford nylon plant in Delware, Bill Evaristo went into a limbo-like state, wondering if he might continue to be employed at the place where he had worked the past 37 years. Last week, Evaristo, 56, received his final judgment from Invista. On Monday, he will join the burgeoning ranks of the unemployed.

Pope Benedict: sin, not sickness, separates us from God

Feb 15, 2009 - 11:36 am .- With 20,000 faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square for the Angelus prayer Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI recounted the gospel episode of the leper who is healed, recalling that it is sin, and not physical illness, that separates humans from God.

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