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Archbishop Porras: International community is concerned about Venezuela

Apr 28, 2004

Speaking from Spain, where he is participating in a conference in Santiago de Compostela, Arcbishsop Baltazar Porras, President of the... Read more

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Prelate attempts to bring calm to southeastern Peru

Apr 27, 2004

Msgr. Elio Perez, Prelate of the Vicariate of Juli, Peru, has traveled to the country’s southeastern area on the border... Read more

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Archbishop denounces legislature’s initiative to sterilize poor Argentineans

Apr 27, 2004

The Archbishop of La Plata, Héctor Aguer, denounced an initiative from the Legislature of Buenos Aires to promote the surgical... Read more

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In spite of problems Mexico pushes forward, says Cardinal

Apr 26, 2004

At the conclusion of Sunday Mass, Cardinal Norberto Rivera of Mexico City said that despite the problems and the scandals,... Read more

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Venezuelan Archbishop calls for new efforts to help those in need

Apr 26, 2004

During a deaconate ordination ceremony in the Cathedral of Valencia, Archbishop Jorge Urosa of the same diocese underscored the need... Read more

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Bishop calls Argentinean priests to examination of conscience on issues related to Eucharist

Apr 25, 2004

During the presentation of the new Vatican document on the celebration of the Eucharist, Redemptionis Sacramentum, Bishop Antonio Baseotto of... Read more

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John Paul II invited by Fox to visit Mexico in October

Apr 25, 2004

Bishop Rafael Romo of Tijuana, Mexico, confirmed last week that President Vicente Fox has invited Pope John Paul II to... Read more

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Church must ensure participation of laity in evangelization, says Cardinal

Apr 22, 2004

During a visit to an evangelization center, Cardinal Eusebio Sheid of Rio de Janeiro said it is the task and... Read more

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Cubans offer prayers for release of prisoners of conscience

Apr 22, 2004

Dozens of Cubans opposed to the Castro government gathered in Havana this week to offer prayers for the release of... Read more

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Pro-life conference to address “controversies and challenges” facing Mexican families

Apr 21, 2004

Several pro-life groups in Mexico are hosting the IV Life and Family Congress on April 24-25 in Mexico City, on... Read more

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Pope longs for peace and reconciliation for Venezuela, says Archbishop Porras

Apr 20, 2004

After visiting with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican, Archbishop Baltasar Porras, President of the Venezuelan Bishops Conference, said... Read more

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Dominican bishops warn against electoral fraud

Apr 20, 2004

The Bishops Conference of the Dominican Republic is warning the countries political parties against voting fraud and dirty politics in... Read more

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Chilean bishop: “Do not abort your child, give him to someone who will take care of him”

Apr 19, 2004

Bishop Cristian Claro of Puerto Montt, Chile, criticized this week the decision of the Chilean government to distribute the morning... Read more

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Guatemalan Cardinal warns of social unrest

Apr 19, 2004

Cardinal Rodolfo Quezada Toruño, President of the Guatemalan Bishops Conference, is warning that social unrest could result if a "poltical"... Read more

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Colombia to include abortion pills in “family planning” programs

Apr 15, 2004

The debate over the morning after pill has reached Colombia where, as in Peru and Chile, anti-life groups—with the support... Read more

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Uruguayan Senate postpones vote on abortion until May

Apr 14, 2004

After heated debate on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Uruguayan Senate decided to postpone the final vote on a bill that... Read more

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Bishop asks FARC to release priest kidnapped a month ago

Apr 14, 2004

Bishop Jairo Jaramillo Monsalve of Santa Rosa de Osos, Colombia, is calling on the leaders of FARC (the Armed Revolutionary... Read more

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Uruguayan Senate to vote on abortion law Wednesday

Apr 13, 2004

The Uruguayan Senate is set to vote on Wednesday on a bill that would legalize abortion for any reason during... Read more

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Health Ministry to provide abortion pill to victims of rape in Chile

Apr 13, 2004

Despite a Chilean Supreme Court ruling that “the morning after pill” is abortifacient, the country’s Health Ministry announced it will... Read more

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Venezuelan bishops to bring Vatican up to speed on their country’s crisis

Apr 13, 2004

The Bishops Conference of Venezuela issued a statement yesterday announcing that the body’s president, Archbishop Baltasar Porras, has traveled to... Read more