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Cardinal Obando sees signs of good will between Nicaraguan government and opposition leaders

Jan 20, 2005

The Archbishop of Managua, Cardinal Miguel Obando y Bravo, said this week conversations between government representatives and opposition leaders have... Read more

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Spanish bishops: Church’s teaching on condoms has not changed

Jan 19, 2005

The Bishops Conference of Spain issued a press release this week clarifying statements made by the body’s spokesman, Father Juan... Read more

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Anglican leader says euthanasia unacceptable

Jan 19, 2005

The Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, leader of the world's 70 million Anglicans, said euthanasia is unacceptable because it excludes... Read more

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Spanish bishops’ spokesman says science also supports abstinence

Jan 18, 2005

Despite media reports around the world that the bishops of Spain have thrown their support behind condoms as a means... Read more

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Russia facing stark population decline

Jan 18, 2005

Russia's population will likely decline by about one-third, from 145 million to 100 million, by 2050, said the Russian Security... Read more

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Catholics gather signatures against late-term abortions in Germany

Jan 18, 2005

The association Sign of Light of the Schoenstatt Movement has begun collecting signatures against late-term abortions, which German law permits... Read more

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Senior adviser to Archbishop of Canterbury makes case for assisted suicide

Jan 17, 2005

A senior adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury told The Observer that people should not be prosecuted if they assist... Read more

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Spanish archbishop says political decisions should take morality into account

Jan 17, 2005

Archbishop Fernando Sebastián of Pamplona, Spain, said last week morality should be a factor in all political activity, in seeking... Read more

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Cuban young people prepare to attend WYD 2005

Jan 16, 2005

Bishop Carlos Baladrón of Guantanamo-Barcoa, Cuba, announced last week that 34 young people from Cuba representing all of the dioceses... Read more

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Head of Russian Orthodox church criticizes Vatican for “proselytizing”

Jan 12, 2005

Although there are none officially planned, the Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexy II laid down what he sees as “conditions” for... Read more

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Spain to export abortion to countries where the practice is prohibited

Jan 12, 2005

The Spanish daily “La Razón” denounced the Spanish Cooperation Agency for having as one of its goals the spread of... Read more

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Church donation to tsunami victims more than twice that of Spanish government

Jan 12, 2005

Church officials in Spain said this week donations sent to tsunami victims in Southeast Asia surpassed 13 million dollars, which... Read more

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Fatima Bulletin reveals Gibson visited Fatima visionary and showed her ‘The Passion’

Jan 11, 2005

Mel Gibson met with Sr. Lucia of Fatima at the Convent in Coimbra, Portugal, and screened “The Passion of the... Read more

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Parents force mentally handicapped daughter to undergo abortion

Jan 11, 2005

A mentally handicapped young woman in Avila, Spain, was taken by her parents to obtain an abortion, despite the hundreds... Read more

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Bishop warns homosexual marriage will destroy Spanish society

Jan 9, 2005

Archbishop Fernando Sebastian of Pamplona and General Secretary of the Bishops Conference of Spain is warning that the possible legalization... Read more

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Homosexual group in Spain launches attack on the Church

Jan 9, 2005

The “State Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Transsexuals and Bisexuals” in Spain announced on Sunday that it will launch a campaign... Read more

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Aid to the Church in Need to donate $316,000 to tsunami victims

Jan 6, 2005

The International Catholic Association Aid to the Church in Need said it will donate $316,000 to help victims of the... Read more

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Archbishop of Valencia offers scholarships to mothers and children saved from abortion

Jan 5, 2005

Archbishop Agustin Garcia-Gasco of Valencia, Spain, has announced that hundreds of women who chose life rather than abortion for their... Read more

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Irish priests dismissed by Vatican, first in recent history

Dec 16, 2004

Pope John Paul II has dismissed two priests of the Ferns Diocese in Co Wexford from the clerical state, reported... Read more

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More African countries adopt Uganda policies against AIDS

Dec 16, 2004

A Spanish magazine focusing on African issues, “Mundo Negro” (“Black World”) is reporting that other African countries, especially Ivory Coast,... Read more