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Church In Mexico To Ask Congress To Outlaw Cloning

Oct 21, 2003

The director of Ministry for the Sick of the Archdiocese of Mexico City, Father Jorge Palencia, announced he will petition... Read more

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Colombian Priest Convinces 38 Guerilla Fighters To Lay Down Their Arms

Oct 21, 2003

A group of 38 guerilla fighters surrounded by the Colombian Military in Cupica Bay requested mediation from a representative of... Read more

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Suspect In Murder Of Columbian Priest Captured By Police

Oct 20, 2003

As part of what is being called "Operation Coffee," Columbian police officers detained a militia group that cooperates with the... Read more

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Church in Colombia laments lack of response from ELN on hostage negotiations

Oct 15, 2003

Bishop Ugo Puccini of the Diocese of Santa Marta in Columbia and one of a three-member commission created at the... Read more

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“In the name of God, stop the violence,” Bishop exhorts Bolivians

Oct 15, 2003

The Bishop of El Alto, Bolivia, Jesús Juárez, has called on authorities and citizens involved in the unrest that has... Read more

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Cardinal Poupard Shows Support For Mexican Cardinal Under Fire From Attorney General

Oct 12, 2003

The President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Cardinal Paul Poupard, has sent a letter of support to the Archbishop... Read more

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5000 Runners Carry “Guadalupan Torch” to New York

Oct 12, 2003

The “Guadalupan Torch Mexico-New York 2003” began yesterday in Mexico City, with a special Mass celebrated in the Basilica of... Read more

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Bishop Asks Military Forces To Fight Crisis In Argentina With The Weapon Of The Rosary

Oct 12, 2003

The Bishop of the Diocese of the Military in Argentina, Antonio Baseotto, celebrated Mass in the Basilica of Our Lady... Read more

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“Only The Holy Spirit Knows If I Will Be Pope,” Says Honduran Cardinal

Oct 9, 2003

Cardinal Oscar Andrés Rodríguez, Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, responded this week for the first time to reports in the media that... Read more

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People Are Not Commodities To Be Exchanged, Says Cardinal To Columbian Guerrillas

Oct 9, 2003

Responding to calls by the National Liberation Army (ELN) in Colombia for a prisoner exchange with the government as a... Read more

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Mothers of Political Prisoners Appeal For Prayers in Havana Parishes

Oct 8, 2003

The Leonor Pérez Committee of Mothers for the Release of Political Prisoners, a group of women that visit Catholic parishes... Read more

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Prisoners in Argentina offer prayers for John Paul II

Oct 7, 2003

Prison inmates of the Florencio Valera Penitentiary prayed one thousand Hail Marys today for the intentions of John Paul II,... Read more

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Anglican bishop in Ecuador under investigation for arms trafficking with FARC

Oct 7, 2003

According to the Nuevo Herald de Miami, law enforcement officials in Quito and intelligence officers in Columbia have confirmed that... Read more

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Brazilians celebrate National Day of Life

Oct 7, 2003

Due to an initiative by the Bishops Conference of Brazil (CNBB), the country will celebrate National Day of Life this... Read more

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Bishops of Venezuela protest raid of Parish

Oct 6, 2003

The Bishops Conference of Venezuela issued an strong statement Monday condemning the raid by local police forces of the parish... Read more

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Cardinal Rivera says “Tabloid Journalism” should be avoided when reporting on Pope’s Health

Oct 6, 2003

Cardinal Norberto Rivera, Archbishop of Mexico City, cautioned the faithful against believing reports in tabloid publications on John Paul II’s... Read more