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Cuban authorities prohibit distribution of medicine in parish

May 25, 2004

The Cubanet news agency is denouncing the move by Cuban authorities in Santa Clara to prohibit a parish from distributing... Read more

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Argentinean bishops urge society to protect and strengthen the family

May 24, 2004

The Bishops Conference of Argentina meeting in plenary assembly this week published a document entitled, “The Family: Image of God’s... Read more

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Catholic University of Argentina convenes International Congress on 10th anniversary of Veritatis Splendor

May 20, 2004

In order to mark the 10th anniversary of the papal encyclical Veritatis Splendor, the Pontifical Universtity of Argentina is organizing... Read more

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Catholic Church in Peru launches solidarity outreach to adolescent mothers

May 19, 2004

Adolescent mothers are the focus of the Peruvian Bishops Conference Outreach program for this year, which will begin on Saturday,... Read more

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Bishops of Ecuador ask for assistance for Colombian refugees

May 19, 2004

Statistics indicate that more than 300,000 Colombians are residing in Ecuador, 7,000 of whom are refugees.  In the last five... Read more

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“The Church is not a club, it exists for evangelization,” warns Argentinean Bishop

May 18, 2004

Bishop Joaquin Piña of Puerto Iguazu, Argentina, said this week each Christian is called to be a missionary and that... Read more

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Christian art exhibit opens in Cuba

May 18, 2004

In an attempt to recover the spiritual and artistic roots of Cuba, this week in Havana a Christian art exhibit... Read more

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Chilean Mayor: “Enough lies—the Pill is abortifacient and will not be distributed”

May 17, 2004

The Chilean Health Minister, Pedro Garcia, has given mayors in Chile an ultimatum, demanding they obey an order to distribute... Read more

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Archbishop rejects incursion of paramilitary groups into Venezuela

May 13, 2004

In the wake of the discovery of paramilitary groups in Venezuela, Archbishop Jorge Urosa Savino of Valencia is calling on... Read more

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Chilean Cardinal says distribution of abortion pill an “abominable crime”

May 13, 2004

Speaking with reporters at the Vatican, Chilean Cardinal Jorge Medina said the distribution of the morning after pill, with its... Read more

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Mexican Archbishop: The Church cannot cease to announce the Gospel

May 12, 2004

As elections approach in Mexico, the Archbishop of  Durango, Hector Gonzalez Martinez, said this week, “Although some think she should... Read more

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With limited resources Church Cuba provides health care to thousands

May 10, 2004

Despite growing material needs, the Cuban Bishops Conference has reported that the Church in Cuba will redouble its various social... Read more

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Archbishop reminds mothers that children are always a gift from God

May 10, 2004

Marking the celebration of Mother’s Day, Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez of San Juan Puerto Rico, reminded mothers that “a baby is... Read more

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Bishops to support mayors who refuse to distribute abortion pill

May 10, 2004

Several bishops in Chile have announced their firm support for the right of mayors to refuse to distribute the morning... Read more

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Colombian bishops mediating to end oil workers strike

May 9, 2004

This weekend the Colombian Bishops Conference began mediating between oil workers of the state-run Ecopetrol, and political leaders and experts... Read more

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Doctors dispute abortion statistics in Argentina

May 9, 2004

The Medical and Biological Ethics Society of Argentina both dismissed statements by Mabel Blanco, a feminist leader, who said that... Read more

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Chilean bishop: In matters of the defense of life, government must respect “essential morality”

May 6, 2004

Bishop Juan Ignacio González of San Bernardo, Chile, said this week the defense of life from the moment of conception... Read more

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Church in Venezuela creates office of assistance for victims of human rights violations

May 4, 2004

Archbishop Roberto Lucker of Coro, Venezuela, said this week the Church in that country will assume a relevant role in... Read more

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Health minister in Chile to require pro-life mayors to distribute abortion pill

May 4, 2004

The Minister of Health in Chile, Pedro Garcia, is threatening mayors with sanctions if they refuse to distribute the morning... Read more

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Cardinal Rivera questions “tolerance” of human cloning in Mexico

May 3, 2004

At the conclusion of Sunday Mass in the Archdiocesan Cathedral this past Sunday, Cardinal Norberto Rivero of Mexico City, expressed... Read more