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Bolivian cardinal offers to mediate in crisis if protests are halted

Jun 6, 2005

The Bishops’ Conference of Bolivia announced it would offer mediation in the social crisis gripping the country with the condition... Read more

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Pope exhorts Church in Cuba to promote missions

Jun 5, 2005

Cuban church officials revealed this week that Pope Benedict XVI, in a message sent through Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal... Read more

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Congress on palliative medicine in Paraguay presents alternative to euthanasia

Jun 5, 2005

The first Paraguayan Congress on Palliative Medicine took place this weekend in Asuncion, in an effort to provide a moral... Read more

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Chilean bishop calls for new era of reconciliation in wake of torture report

Jun 2, 2005

Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Sergio Valech Aldunate of Santiago, Chile, called for a “new era of reconciliation in the country” this... Read more

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Church in Bolivia calls for national agreement in midst of growing crisis

Jun 2, 2005

The Bishops’ Conference of Bolivia is calling on the government and on demonstration leaders to make their best effort to... Read more

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Next CELAM meeting opportune moment for first papal visit to Latin America

Jun 2, 2005

Bishop Carlos Aguiar Retes, Vice President of the Council of Latin American Bishops’ Conferences (CELAM), said this week the upcoming... Read more

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Archbishop of Quito reminds faithful parish is not NGO

Jun 1, 2005

In a letter published Wednesday, Archbishop Raul Vela of Quito, Ecuador, explained to the faithful that the decision to send... Read more

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Mexican cardinal: no superheroes on ballot in ‘06

May 31, 2005

The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, called on the people of Mexico to be realistic regarding the... Read more

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Forum on “authentic feminism” to take place in Argentina

May 31, 2005

The Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina will hold an international forum entitled, “Women in the thought of John Paul II:... Read more

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Argentine archbishop: “The Church accepts and promotes organ donation”

May 31, 2005

Marking Argentina’s National Day of Organ Donation, Archbishop Jose Maria Arancedo of Santa Fe said the Church accepts and promotes... Read more

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Cuban missionaries declare mission work central to evangelization of country

May 30, 2005

Delegates from all over Cuba met in Havana last week to celebrate the I National Assembly of Missions, an historical... Read more

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Salvadoran archbishop exhorts government to defend life

May 30, 2005

Archbishop Fernando Saenz Lacalle of San Salvador exhorted government officials last week to defend life from the moment of conception,... Read more

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Paraguayan lawmakers reject anti-life bill criticized by the Church

May 29, 2005

By an overwhelming majority, the Paraguayan House of Representatives rejected a controversial bill last Thursday that would have opened the... Read more

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Church in Dominican Republic launches national effort against abortion

May 29, 2005

As the Dominican Republic prepares to debate the possible legalization of abortion through the revision of the penal code, Archbishop... Read more

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Catholics and evangelicals in Paraguay unite in opposition to anti-life, anti-family bill

May 26, 2005

During an ecumenical service held at the archdiocesan Cathedral in Asuncion, Paraguay, Archbishop Pastor Cuquejo and various evangelical leaders expressed... Read more

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Bishops declare Latin America to be in “state of mission”

May 25, 2005

The Council of Latin American Bishops’ Conference (CELAM) wrapped up its 30th Plenary Assembly by declaring to continent to be... Read more

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Chilean bishops express spiritual solidarity with family members of missing soldiers

May 25, 2005

Bishop Juan Barros of the Military Diocese of Chile and Bishop Miguel Caviedes of Los Angeles, Chile, traveled to southern... Read more

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Bishop mobilizing Paraguayans to defend life and family from proposed law

May 24, 2005

As debate looms in the Paraguayan Congress over a new law that would open the door to abortion and homosexual... Read more

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Church will never approve the deliberate taking of human life, says Mexican cardinal

May 24, 2005

Commenting on a bill sponsored by Mexico’s Democratic Revolution Party which would legalize euthanasia in the country, the Archbishop of... Read more

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Brazilian postal service to issue stamp in honor of John Paul II

May 23, 2005

The Brazilian postal service announced it will issue a commemorative stamp in honor of John Paul II during a special... Read more