Archive of July 7, 2011

Critics slam 'public hearing' on Lima's homosexual ordinance

Jul 7, 2011 - 06:11 pm .- Pro-family leaders in Peru have criticized a public hearing held by Lima city officials to discuss an ordinance that would promote the homosexual movement in the city.

Priceless medieval manuscript stolen from Spanish cathedral

Jul 7, 2011 - 03:41 pm .- A priceless 12th-century Catholic manuscript is missing from the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela in Spain and is presumed to be stolen.

Pope Benedict begins his busy vacation

Jul 7, 2011 - 02:10 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI will spend his summer vacation praying, reading and writing, according to his official spokesman.

Nearly one million in Spain assisted by Caritas in 2010

Jul 7, 2011 - 01:50 pm .- Almost 950,000 Spaniards received assistance from Caritas to meet basic needs in 2010. 

Pope appoints new heads for Vatican’s financial departments

Jul 7, 2011 - 12:57 pm .- Archbishop Domenico Calcagno has been appointed by Pope Benedict as the head of the Vatican’s financial policy department, following the resignation of Cardinal Attilio Nicora earlier today.

Salvadoran coalition responds to US ambassador's push for gay 'rights'

Jul 7, 2011 - 12:08 pm .- The U.S. ambassador to El Salvador has violated rules of diplomacy and international laws by writing an article encouraging homosexual “rights,” according to a coalition of pro-life and pro-family groups in the country.

Successful Dublin pro-life rally draws thousands

Jul 7, 2011 - 06:22 am .- Thousands of people attended a large pro-life rally in Dublin to oppose attempts to force abortion on Ireland by changing its laws.

Holy See and Azerbaijan strike historic agreement

Jul 7, 2011 - 01:21 am .- The Catholic Church has signed an historic treaty with the central Asian state of Azerbaijan which may provide a template for agreements in other countries with a Muslim majority.

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