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Parish priest denounces mistreatment of Haitians at Dominican Republic

Nov 9, 2003

Fr. Christopher Hartley Sartorius, pastor of St. Joseph of the Plains Parish, located 65 kilometers from Santo Domingo, denounced the... Read more

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Bishops in Paraguay demand Christian consistency to bring morals to country

Nov 9, 2003

Meeting at their general assembly, the Bishops Conference of Paraguay analyzed the pastoral work of the Church in the country... Read more

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Cuban reform leader demands respect for rights on the island

Nov 6, 2003

Oswaldo Payá, leader of the Varela Project, which seeks a referendum to bring about democratic changes in Cuba, announced his... Read more

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Second priest murdered in less than 24 hours in Columbia

Nov 6, 2003

Father Henry López of the city of Villavicencio became the second priest to be murdered in less than 24 hours... Read more

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Priest killed in northeastern Columbia

Nov 5, 2003

A parish priest and his secretary were gunned down in the northeastern Columbian town of Saravena this Tuesday, according to... Read more

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Church seeks new dialogue with ELN to resolve hostage crisis

Nov 4, 2003

The Church’s mediation commission that is working to free 7 tourists who were kidnapped September 12 in the northern mountains... Read more

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Archbishop denounces damage done to Buenos Aires Cathedral by homosexual radicals

Nov 3, 2003

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, issued a statement this week denouncing the damage done to the Archdiocesan Cathedral... Read more

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Bishops demand “peaceful, constitutional and democratic” solution to crisis in Venezuela

Nov 2, 2003

The Bishops Conference of Venezuela issued an official statement which was read Sunday in every parish across the country, saying... Read more

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Marxist Guerilla leader ordered assassination of Archbishop Isaías Duarte

Nov 2, 2003

After recent investigations including statements by three eye-witnesses, the Colombian Attorney General has named Pablo Catatumbo, Western commander of the... Read more

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Church in Venezuela calms opposition: aggressions will not divide us

Oct 30, 2003

In a meeting with opposition leaders responsible for organizing a rally in protest against attacks on the Church by the... Read more

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Catholic radio stations should be truly Catholic, says Argentine Archbishop

Oct 30, 2003

Meeting with Catholic radio representatives, Archbishop Mario Maulión of Paraná and President of the Bishops Committee for Social Communications, said... Read more

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Venezuelan Opposition holds rally in support of the Catholic Church

Oct 29, 2003

Political and civil organization that make up the opposition in Venezuela held a rally this Wednesday in support of the... Read more

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Church in Colombia gets “green light” from rebels and government for release of 7 hostages

Oct 29, 2003

Church leaders on Colombia announced the imminent release of 7 tourists kidnapped in Nevada Mountains of Santa Marta by a... Read more

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The Pope's spirit is not in a wheelchair, says argentine Bishop

Oct 28, 2003

In a message about the 25 years of John Paul II's Pontificate entitled, "I come from a far away country,"... Read more

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Chilean Cardinal Calls For Vigorous Investigation Into Pedophile Ring

Oct 27, 2003

The Archbishop of Santiago, Chile, and president of the Chilean Bishops Conference, Cardinal Francisco Javier Errázuriz, has called for a... Read more

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The Pope Is Already “John Paul The Great” Says Mexican Cardinal

Oct 27, 2003

The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, says because of everything Pope has done for the Church and... Read more

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Cardinal Terrazas Implores Bolivians to Stop the Bloodshed and Revenge

Oct 26, 2003

The Archbishop of Santa Cruz, Cardinal Julio Terrazas, called on Bolivians to stop the cycle of revenge and begin to... Read more

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Chileans and Argentines Remember Pope's Intervention That Prevented War

Oct 26, 2003

Catholics in Chile and Argentina gathered together this past Saturday to express thanks for the Pope John Paul II's role... Read more

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Venezuelan Archbishop Says Country Following Playbook of World's Inhumane Regimes  

Oct 26, 2003

The President of the Venezuelan Bishops Conference and Archbishop of Diocese of Mérida, Archbishop Baltsar Porras, said that in the... Read more

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Pope John Paul II Declared “Living Patrimony” of Dominican Republic

Oct 22, 2003

The Senate of the Dominican Republic has sent a resolution to the country’s Papal Nuncio, which declares John Paul II... Read more