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Archbishop of Paris says Pope doesn’t have to be Schwarzenegger or Superman

Feb 8, 2005

The Archbishop of Paris, Cardinal Jean Marie Lustiger, said today, “The Pope does not need to be like Arnold Schwarzenegger,... Read more

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Famous volleyball player leaves sport to become religious

Feb 8, 2005

Italian media has been fixated with the story of Michela Amadori, a renowned volleyball player who has decided to leave... Read more

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Catholic group warns British priests about pro-condom policy of Catholic charity

Feb 7, 2005

The British organization Catholic Action Group has launched a boycott of the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) Feb. 1.  Read more

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Spanish bishops: Vote on EU Constitution with informed conscience

Feb 6, 2005

As the February 20 date for the referendum on the EU Constitution looms, the Bishops Conference of Spain called on... Read more

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Nicaraguan lawmakers declare Archbishop of Managua “the Cardinal of peace”

Feb 6, 2005

The national assembly of Nicaragua decided this week to declare the Archbishop of Managua, Cardinal Miguel Obando y Bravo, the... Read more

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UK Group threatens campaign against Aids Policy

Feb 3, 2005

The U.K.-based Catholic Action Group say that a deadline given to CAFOD, the Catholic Agency for Oversees Development to withdraw... Read more

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Iraqi bishops hopeful elections mean beginning of a new start for Christians

Feb 2, 2005

In the wake of the January 30 elections, various Iraqi bishops expressed their hope they might signify a new era... Read more

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Spanish newspaper reports on widower vocations as encouraging sign for the Church

Feb 2, 2005

The Spanish daily El Mundo recently published an interesting collection of testimonies of uncommon religious vocations: widows and widowers, with... Read more

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Archbishop of Oviedo decries claim secularism is sole voice of reason

Feb 2, 2005

The Archbishop of Oviedo, Carlos Osoro, commenting this week on the recent message of Pope John Paul II to the... Read more

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Roman Rota judge says homosexual unions cannot be considered marriages

Feb 1, 2005

The Dean of the Apostolic Tribunal of the Roman Rota, Polish Cardinal Antoni Stankiewicz, expressed his rejection of homosexual unions... Read more

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Cardinal Rouco says secularism is becoming common throughout Europe

Jan 31, 2005

The president of the Bishops Conference of Spain and Archbishop of Madrid, Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco, said last week the... Read more

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Italian Network to air pope cartoon scrapped by BBC

Jan 31, 2005

In a decision that has upset many, the Italian television network CanalJimmy has decided to air a cartoon series originally... Read more

Martyrdom would have been too easy for Pius XII, says Italian professor

Jan 27, 2005

Pope Pius XII was a heroic leader, who kept the Church intact and saved the lives of many with his... Read more

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Cardinal Lopez Trujillo says family is not property of lawmakers

Jan 26, 2005

The president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, said this week the family is a... Read more

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Italian mountain to be named after John Paul II

Jan 26, 2005

A mountain in the Apennines of Italy has been renamed “Wojtyla Peak” in honor of Pope John Paul II. Read more

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Polish court fines editor for insulting Pope

Jan 25, 2005

A Polish editor, who used to speak for the country's former communist rulers in the 1980s, was fined $8,500 yesterday... Read more

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Italian priests slam 'blasphemous' ad

Jan 25, 2005

Two Italian priests are outraged by a company that has used the image of the Virgin Mary for an ad... Read more

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World Meeting of Families to take place in Spain in July 2006

Jan 24, 2005

The next World Meeting of Families, which will take place in July of 2006, “is the most important gathering in... Read more

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Italian diocese says weeping statue scientifically unexplainable

Jan 24, 2005

The Italian daily “Corriere della Sera” reported this Sunday that it has gained access to a dossier containing various unpublished... Read more

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Cabinet minister admits link with Catholic group

Jan 24, 2005

Britain’s recently appointed Education Secretary, Ruth Kelly, has come under fire in the British press for her association to Opus... Read more