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Bishops warn of proposals aiming to legalize abortion in Argentina

Nov 17, 2003

As the Bishops Conference of Argentina concluded their 86th General Assembly, the Argentinean prelates published a message in which they... Read more

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Church leaders and families unite to oppose legalization of drugs in Mexican prisons

Nov 17, 2003

A noted pro-family group has joined efforts with the Mexican bishops in urging the rejection of a proposal to legalize... Read more

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Bishops warn of massive influx of Brazilians in Paraguay

Nov 16, 2003

The Bishops of Paraguay whose dioceses are on the border with the Brazil expressed their concern this week at a... Read more

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Pro-family groups campaign against legalization of pedophilia in Chile

Nov 13, 2003

Various pro-family groups in Chile this week, including “Family Action,” have launched a campaign aimed at stopping a proposed law... Read more

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Cuban government denies man job because of his faith

Nov 13, 2003

The Minister of Employment and Social Security has denied employment to a Boris Baxada Romay because of his faith and... Read more

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Spiritual life and pastoral work of priests go hand in hand, says Argentinean Bishop

Nov 11, 2003

During a Mass of ordination to the priesthood for seminarians in his diocese, Bishop Agustín Radrizzani of Lomas de Zamora,... Read more

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Marriages celebrated by fake “priests” to be regularized by Bishops of Buenos Aires

Nov 10, 2003

The Bishops of Buenos Aires have offered Catholics whose marriages have been celebrated by a group of fake priests the... Read more

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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