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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

Pro-Life Activist Says Attempts To Change Abortion Laws Come From Foreign Interests

Oct 21, 2003

A Catholic pro-life worker cried foul yesterday about a recent BBC report on a pro-choice organization and their efforts to... Read more

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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