Archive of March 3, 2011

Pakistani Catholics mourn death of Cabinet member with funeral Mass, protests

Mar 3, 2011 - 08:55 pm .- Torn with grief over the recent assassination of Pakistani government minister Shahbaz Bhatti, the Christian community in Pakistan declared three days of mourning for the late Catholic political leader, who was gunned down on March 2.

Retiring Iraqi archbishop sees his flock at turning point on liberty, security

Mar 3, 2011 - 05:38 pm .- Archbishop Casmoussa of Mosul has guided the Church in northwestern Iraq since 1999.

Celebrating 40 years of dialogue, Catholics and Jews commit to defending religious freedom

Mar 3, 2011 - 03:31 pm .- Catholics and Jews share “joint responsibility” to work together to fight religious bigotry and promote “justice and solidarity, reconciliation and peace,” according to the Vatican’s top ecumenist.

President of Chile stresses importance of the right to life

Mar 3, 2011 - 01:54 pm .- President of Chile Sebastian Pinera,said March 2 that human rights, especially the right to life from conception to natural death, must be protected in order to achieve comprehensive human development.

Vatican museums develop first-ever tours for deaf and blind

Mar 3, 2011 - 11:46 am .- Specially-trained guides are now available to offer one-of-a-kind tours of the Vatican Museums to the deaf and blind.

UN relief director briefs Pope Benedict on Libyan border crisis

Mar 3, 2011 - 05:56 am .- Pope Benedict XVI met with the head of the United Nations' World Food Program on March 2, to discuss the humanitarian crisis that has emerged at the border between Tunisia and Libya.

Workplace should accommodate mothers, Vatican observer tells UN

Mar 3, 2011 - 03:02 am .- At the U.N.'s annual meeting on the global status of women, a Vatican observer stressed that the modern workplace should improve its accommodation of wives and mothers, who “have an irreplaceable role” in families.

Pope expresses gratitude for retiring Maronite Patriarch

Mar 3, 2011 - 12:39 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has written a personal letter to the retiring Cardinal Patriarch of Lebanon's Maronite Catholic Church, thanking him for his “service for the greater glory of God and the good of all his faithful.”

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