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Latin America gears up for ‘The Passion’

Mar 17, 2004

Latin America is gearing up for the release of “The Passion of the Christ" in the region this week and... Read more

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Catholic churches in Cuba converted into theaters for “The Passion of the Christ”

Mar 15, 2004

Several parishes in Havana, Cuba, have been temporarily converted into theaters in order to show the movie “The Passion of... Read more

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Archbishop urges Puerto Ricans to vote with the future in mind

Mar 15, 2004

The archbishop of San Juan urged the citizens of Puerto Rico to vote in the November elections and to leave... Read more

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Brazilian bishops give official support to “The Passion”

Mar 14, 2004

The leaders of the Bishops Conference of Brazil gave their full support to Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ,”... Read more

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Peruvian congressman charges abortion pill unconstitutional

Mar 14, 2004

The president of the Peruvian Congress’ Health Committee, Dr. Héctor Chávez Chuchón, denounced a resolution brought by several ONGs and... Read more

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Archbishop of Lima: one is never the same after seeing “The Passion of the Christ”

Mar 11, 2004

At the conclusion of a private screening of “The Passion of the Christ,” Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, Archbishop of Lima,... Read more

Jewish groups seek to prevent release of Passion in Brazil

Mar 10, 2004

A week before the national premier of “The Passion” in Brazil, a Jewish lawyer has asked the Brazilian Department of... Read more

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Bishops and priests encourage Chileans to see “Passion”

Mar 10, 2004

After a private screening in the Chilean capital, bishops and priests expressed support for the movie The Passion of the... Read more

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Bishops of Costa Rica will premier “The Passion of the Christ”

Mar 9, 2004

The Bishops Conference of Costa Rica has been granted the exclusive rights by the country’s theaters to debut Mel Gibson’s... Read more

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Exorcism ministry established to deal with demonic possessions in Mexico

Mar 8, 2004

In the face of increasing numbers of demonic possessions, the Diocese of Querétaro, Mexico, has created an Exorcism Ministry, headed... Read more

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Bishops condemn violence and call Venezuelans to “reflection and peace” during crisis

Mar 4, 2004

The Bishops Conference of Venezuela is calling for an immediate end to the outbreak of violence in the last several... Read more

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Pro-life group seeks to stop spread of abortion pill in Mexico

Mar 4, 2004

A leading Mexican pro-life group, supported by bishops and lawmakers, has asked for a court injunction against the government’s new... Read more

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Bishops of Costa Rica say information about treaty with United States should not be politicized

Mar 3, 2004

The Bishops of Costa Rica called on supporters and critics of the free trade agreement between that country and the... Read more

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Mexican Cardinal says cross and its glorious meaning essential to Christianity

Mar 1, 2004

The Archbishop of Mexico, Cardinal Norberto Rivera, said this weekend that Christianity should not be stripped of the cross, of... Read more

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Mexican bishops reiterate immorality of assisted reproduction

Feb 29, 2004

The president of the Mexican Bishops Conference, Bishop José Rábago, warned this weekend that the Catholic Church rejects assisted reproduction... Read more

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Catholic Charities warns two million Haitians are in danger of starvation

Feb 26, 2004

The Director of Catholic Charities in Haiti, Wilnus Tilus, is warning the international community about the alarming risk to food... Read more

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Bishop of Chiapas calls on Mexicans to open hearts to change

Feb 25, 2004

Bishop Felipe Arizmendi of San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico, issued a fervent message to mark the beginning of Lent,... Read more

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Church in Cuba says goodbye to Bishop Riverón

Feb 24, 2004

After the Mass of Requiem celebrated by Cardinal Jaime Ortega in the Archdiocesan Cathedral, thousands of faithful paid their last... Read more

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Cubans mourn passing of Auxiliary Bishop of Havana

Feb 23, 2004

Yesterday thousands of people attended the funeral rites for Auxiliary Bishop Salvador Riverón of Havana, who died Sunday at 55... Read more

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Social problems have theological roots, says Argentinean Archbishop

Feb 22, 2004

The crisis in which society finds itself, “also has a theological aspect, because it sees man as a subject,” says... Read more