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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

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Nicaraguan government apologizes for mistreatment of Archbishop of Managua

Jun 20, 2004

The government of Nicaragua has issued an official apology to Cardinal Miguel Obando y Bravo, Archbishop of Managua, after prison... Read more

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Family Institute to award local community with most family-friendly policies

Jun 20, 2004

In order to honor the local government or region with the most family-friendly policies, the Institute of Family Policy in... Read more

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Historian dismisses “black legend” about the Inquisition

Jun 16, 2004

In an interview with the Spanish daily ABC, historian and editor of a new study containing the results of an... Read more

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Parliament postpones debate on decriminalization of euthanasia in Spain

Jun 16, 2004

With a vote of 293 to 18, the Spanish House of Representatives rejected a proposal by left wing lawmakers to... Read more

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Irish presidency of EU leaves reference to Christianity out of European Constitution

Jun 16, 2004

The Irish Presidency of the European Union has issued a statement of the heads of State and government of the... Read more

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To disregard God is suicide for man, says Spanish Archbishop

Jun 14, 2004

During the celebration of Corpus Christi, Archbishop Carlos Osoro of Oviedo said that to disregard God is suicide for mankind... Read more

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Buddhist monks push to outlaw conversions to Christianity in Sri Lanka

Jun 13, 2004

The Vatican news agency Fides is reporting the concern of the Catholic Church in Sri Lanka for a new effort... Read more

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Bishop denounces marginalization of Christian professionals in Spanish media

Jun 13, 2004

Bishop Ramon Echarren of the Canary Islands is denouncing the marginalization of Christian professionals in some communications media “for the... Read more

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Christians cannot be absent from the new Europe, says Archbishop of Toledo

Jun 13, 2004

Addressing the thousands of faithful gathered for the Corpus Christi procession, Archbishop Antonio Cañizares Lovera of Toledo, Spain, called for... Read more

“The devil is content if people don’t believe in him” says top Exorcist in revealing interview

Jun 10, 2004

The world’s most famous exorcist, Fr. Gabriel Amorth, gave spoke clearly and unequivocally of the existence and activity of the... Read more

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Archbishop of Valencia exhorts Spaniards to vote for a Christian Europe

Jun 10, 2004

In his latest pastoral letter, Archbishop Agustin Garcia-Gasco of Valencia, Spain, is calling on Spaniards to vote in the coming... Read more

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Priest loses youth ministry job after celebrating Mass at conference for homosexuals

Jun 9, 2004

Bishop Juan Maria Uriarte of San Sebastian has terminated Fr. Juan Cruz Mendizabal’s tenure as the diocese’s director of Youth... Read more

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Patriarch of Bagdad overjoyed by freeing of Italian hostages

Jun 8, 2004

In an interview with the Catholic missionary news service AsiaNews, the Patriarch of Bagdad expressed his joy at the liberation... Read more

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Satanic sect blamed in series of “ritual” killings

Jun 8, 2004

Italian police shocked the country this Monday when they announced the discovery of a satanic sect responsible for killing three... Read more

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John Paul II is international leader most admired by Spanish

Jun 7, 2004

Pope John Paul II is the world leader most admired by the Spanish according to the Elcano Royal Institute. Read more

Pope pays tribute to Ronald Reagan and his role that "changed the lives of millions"

Jun 6, 2004

On the second day of a 32-hour pilgrimage to Switzerland, John Paul learned of Reagan's death with "sadness" and immediately... Read more

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Pope challenged Swiss youth to "rise up" and accept God's call to family, priestly or consecrated life

Jun 6, 2004

In a festive meeting with 10,000 Swiss youth gathered at the Ice Palace in Bern's Expo Center, Pope John Paul... Read more

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Pope calls Swiss Catholics and Immigrant Catholic communities to renew the Church's mission

Jun 6, 2004

Yesterday, during the second day of his third Apostolic visit to Switzerland, Pope John Paul II gathered with some 70,000... Read more

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Switzerland to normalize diplomatic ties with the Vatican after Pope's visit

Jun 6, 2004

During Pope John Paul II's visit to Switzerland this past weekend, the President of the Swiss Confederation, Joseph Deiss,  formally... Read more