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Church says New Zealand voters will heed Pope on civil unions

Jun 20, 2005

The Catholic Church in New Zealand says Pope Benedict XVI's message about the sanctity of marriage will impact voters in... Read more

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Archbishop of Managua: Dialogue is difficult but it’s the only road to peace and reconciliation

Jun 20, 2005

Archbishop Leopoldo Brenes of Managua, Nicaragua, said this week that dialogue on the country’s problems is not easy, but it... Read more

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Spanish government accused of misreporting turnout at pro-family rally

Jun 20, 2005

In the wake of Saturday’s historic pro-family demonstrations in Madrid that brought together more than one million people, the president... Read more

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Cardinal Jozef Glemp presides at beatification of three Polish priests

Jun 20, 2005

Around 25,000 people gathered Sunday in Warsaw’s Pilsudski Square for the beatification of three Polish priests presided over by the... Read more

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Bolivian bishop says country needs new constitution

Jun 20, 2005

The Secretary General of the Bolivian Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Jesus Juarez of El Alto, said elections should be called early... Read more

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First book by Benedict XVI to be published Tuesday

Jun 19, 2005

The Italian daily Corriere della Sera reported last week that the first book by Pope Benedict XVI, entitled “The Example... Read more

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Marriage is a natural reality, not a product of design, says archbishop

Jun 19, 2005

In his weekly letter issued on the eve of the pro-family rallies that took place Saturday in Spain, Archbishop Agustin... Read more

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International bishops show support, solidarity for pro-family march in Spain

Jun 16, 2005

Bishops’ conferences around the world have voiced their support for the national pro-family demonstration scheduled to take place June 18... Read more

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Kiev patriarch says Orthodox Church and Vatican should work together

Jun 16, 2005

The Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches much in common and should cooperate more in teaching about the importance of the... Read more

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Terminally ill patient thankful for cell phone call from Pope

Jun 16, 2005

A nun identified as Sister Maria Cristina became the first person to have a cell phone conversation with a Pope. ... Read more

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Organizers of WYD reject offer to house pilgrims on set of popular reality show

Jun 15, 2005

World Youth Day organizers have rejected an “offer” by the producers of a German television program called “Big Brother” to... Read more

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Bishop tells Spanish Catholics not to fear “psychological torture”

Jun 15, 2005

In a letter celebrating the feast of St. Cyriacus and St. Paula, martyrs and patron saints of his diocese, Bishop... Read more

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Italian referendum results may signal need to revise abortion law, says minister

Jun 14, 2005

Church officials and leaders in Italy have welcomed the results of a failed referendum that could have lifted the country’s... Read more

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Spanish bishops express concern about treatment of immigrants

Jun 14, 2005

The Committee on Migrations of the Spanish Bishops’ Conference has released a document expressing concern for immigrants in the country... Read more

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Firm support of Spanish bishops for June 18 protests

Jun 12, 2005

The Spanish Bishops Conference has published a statement expressing support and encouragement for the upcoming June 18 protests against a... Read more

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Catholic TV network producing promotional spots for WYD 2005

Jun 12, 2005

The Catholic Radio and Television Network in Germany (CRTN), located in Konigstein and affiliated with Aid to the Church in... Read more

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Catholic television now available in the UK

Jun 9, 2005

Catholic television has arrived in Britain. Eternal Word Television Network — the U.S. Catholic television network founded by Mother Angelica... Read more

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Messori slams Italian communist daily for promoting “black legend” about Inquisition

Jun 9, 2005

Italian journalist Vittorio Messori responded this week to an article in the Communist daily Il Manifesto that portrays as truthful... Read more

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Archbishop Chaput makes plea for equal rights for Christians in the West

Jun 8, 2005

Europe and the West must “fight discrimination and intolerance against Christians and members of other religious communities,” Archbishop Charles Chaput... Read more

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Spanish Archbishop calls for measures to combat anti-Christian prejudices

Jun 8, 2005

 Archbishop Antonio Cañizares Llovera of Toledo and Vice President of the Spanish Bishops’ Conference is calling for the adoption of... Read more