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Chaldean Catholics “deeply shaken” after attack in Iraq

Dec 7, 2004

A day After Faraj Rahho, the Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul, northern Iraq, watched his home go up in flames when “Mujahedin,”... Read more

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Ukranian Catholic Bishop sees “grass roots revolution” underway

Dec 6, 2004

Speaking to Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) yesterday about the current situation in Ukraine, Mgr Stanislaw Szyrokoradiuk, Roman... Read more

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Ukrainian Christian youth calls the nation to prayer, fidelity to Christ

Dec 5, 2004

The Interconfession Council of Christian Youth in Ukraine made an appeal to the Ukrainian people on Friday to keep praying... Read more

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Truth does not depend on the majority, Spanish archbishop says

Dec 5, 2004

In his traditional weekly letter, Archbishop Agustin Garcia-Gasco of Valencia, Spain, called on Catholics to “awaken their sleeping consciences” in... Read more

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Salesian Superior General denounces “anti-catholic secularism” of Europe

Dec 2, 2004

During an historic gathering of Salesian superiors in Europe taking place until Sunday, December 5, the Salesian Superior General, Father... Read more

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High rate of depression in homosexuals blamed on “society,” not behavior

Dec 2, 2004

In a study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, researchers from the Imperial College have noted a high rate... Read more

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Comic book on life of the Pope published in Poland

Dec 2, 2004

A comic book on the life of Pope John Paul II, written by three French authors, was published this week... Read more

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Civil Unions bill in New Zealand to be voted on tomorrow, an abuse of democracy says watchdog group

Nov 30, 2004

Family Life International, New Zealand has released a statement warning that The Civil Union Bill proposing the legalisation of same... Read more

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Parish priest in Spain explains denial of Eucharist to homosexual couple

Nov 30, 2004

Father Francisco Perez, a parish priest in the city of Acala la Real, Spain, said this week his decision to... Read more

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Switzerland to allow embryonic stem cell research

Nov 29, 2004

The Swiss voted on Sunday to support a government proposal to allow embryonic stem cell research, which will mean the... Read more

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Experts now say abstinence and fidelity key to stopping AIDS

Nov 28, 2004

Just a few days away from the celebration of World AIDS Day, the prestigious medical magazine “The Lancet” has published... Read more

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Scottish cardinal challenges government to make St. Andrew’s national holiday

Nov 28, 2004

Scotland is debating whether it should legislate another public holiday, and a Scottish cardinal is suggesting that it be on... Read more

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Russian Orthodox Church barrier to dialogue in East Europe, says expert

Nov 28, 2004

Marko Tomashek, Aid to the Church in Need’s chief Easter Europe expert, has explained that there is "a line of... Read more

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New bill to speed up divorce will hinder efforts at marital reconciliation in Spain

Nov 25, 2004

The Institute on Family Policy in Spain denounced a new version of a Spain’s divorce law being proposed by the... Read more

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US bishops celebrate Thanksgiving and connection to Church Fathers in Rome

Nov 25, 2004

It was an Italian Thanksgiving yesterday for about a dozen United States bishops, who are in Rome this week for... Read more

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Malta to hold a conference on psychology of the unborn child

Nov 25, 2004

The Malta Union of Professional Psychologists will offer a unique perspective to the abortion debate with a conference focused on... Read more

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Irish missionary in Kenya dies in home robbery

Nov 25, 2004

An African missionary was killed yesterday during a robbery at his home in Kenya, reported RTE Irish News. Read more

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Religious freedom under threat in Ukraine, Catholic leader warns

Nov 24, 2004

In an interview this morning with the international Catholic charity, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Fr. Borys Gudziak,... Read more

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Company stands for British Catholic pharmacist who denied morning-after pill

Nov 24, 2004

The Daily Mirror Newspaper reported that a 24-year old mother of two was denied the morning-after pill by a Catholic... Read more

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Swedish Archbishop calls for revitalization of Catholicism in Europe

Nov 23, 2004

Archbishop Anders Arborelius of Stockholm, Sweden, said this week Swedish and other European Catholics need to recover their pride in... Read more