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President of Nicaragua denies trying to control the Church

Jul 5, 2004

President Enrique Bolaños of Nicaragua is denying reports that his government is attempting “to control” the Catholic Church in the... Read more

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Government announces federal funding to teach and spread Islam in Spain

Jul 1, 2004

The Spanish Justice Minister, Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar, expressed this week the willingness of the government to provide federal funding... Read more

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Italian reporter to release Cardinal Ratzinger’s full letter to US Bishops on denying communion

Jul 1, 2004

The dean of Italian Vatican journalists, Sandro Magister of the weekly L’Espresso, will release tomorrow a story on the debate... Read more

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Second largest church in the world dedicated to Saint Pio of Pietrelcina

Jun 30, 2004

The hundreds of pilgrims who each year visit the Italian village of San Giovanni Rotondo to pray to Padre Pio... Read more

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Spanish bishop calls legalization of homosexual unions by government an aberration

Jun 30, 2004

Bishop Jose Gea Escolano of Mondoñedo-Ferrol, Spain, said this week the Spanish government’s plan to legalize homosexual unions next year... Read more

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New scans reveals amazing baby behavior in the womb

Jun 29, 2004

A new 3D ultrasound scan has produced vivid pictures of a 12 week-old unborn baby "walking", yawning and rubbing its... Read more

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Nicaraguan bishop denounces “hypocrisy” in sexual abuse cases

Jun 29, 2004

Bishop Bernardo Hombach of Granada, Nicaragua, said in an interview this week with the newspaper “La Prensa” that there is... Read more

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Madrid residents protest against government subsidies for “Gay pride” week in Spanish capital

Jun 29, 2004

Residents in Madrid are protesting a decision by Madrid mayor, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon—to grant a subsidy of more than $36,000 for... Read more

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Sandinista leader proposes Cardinal Obando for Nobel Peace Prize

Jun 28, 2004

Daniel Ortega, who led the Sandinista government in Nicaragua during the 1980’s and was a declared enemy of Cardinal Miguel... Read more

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Statement against homosexual adoption sent to Spanish lawmakers

Jun 28, 2004

An independent organization called “Professionals for Ethics” has sent a statement entitled, “Children Have Rights” to all Spanish lawmakers this... Read more

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Vatican observer explains why evangelicals continue to flourish in Latin America

Jun 28, 2004

In his weekly column for this Tuesday, June 29, Vatican observer Sandro Magister of the online weekly “L’Espresso,” analyzes the... Read more

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Chaldean Catholic Church attacked in Northern Iraq

Jun 27, 2004

The Germany-based Catholic Charity  “Aid to the Church in Need” (ACN) announced on Monday that two unidentified individuals riding in... Read more

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Bishops to invite Pope to visit Northern Ireland

Jun 24, 2004

The bishops of Ireland have announced the possibility of a historic visit by Pope John Paul II to Northern Ireland. ... Read more

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Christianity cannot be relegated to the private sector, says Archbishop

Jun 24, 2004

Archbishop Agustin Garcia-Gasco of Valencia, Spain, stated this week that Christianity “has a vocation to public witness and active presence... Read more

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Cross placed atop rebuilt church in Dresden

Jun 23, 2004

It was an historic occasion of reconciliation for German and British citizens yesterday when a cross and orb were placed... Read more

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Cardinal Schonborn says Europe severs its roots by denying Christianity

Jun 23, 2004

In an interview published by the Italian newspaper Avvenire, Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna lamented the omission of any reference... Read more

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Italian official reveals “battle to the end” to include Christianity in EU Constitution

Jun 22, 2004

The Italian Exterior Minister, Franco Frattini, said this week that at the European Council in Brussels, “We fought till the... Read more

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Catholics in Moscow celebrate Corpus Christi in public

Jun 22, 2004

Led by the Apostolic Nuncio for Russia, Archbishop Antonio Mennini, some 800 people celebrated the feast of Corpus Christi Sunday,... Read more

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Hungarian court recognizes innocence of priest 30 years after his death

Jun 22, 2004

This week a 95-year old lawyer received the news he had been waiting for his whole life.  The Supreme Court... Read more

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Homosexual bishop must be replaced to avoid schism, says Anglican leader

Jun 20, 2004

A leading Anglican bishop said Bishop Gene Robinson, the first openly homosexual bishop, must be replaced as bishop of New... Read more