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Holy see wants multinational force in Iraq, says Vatican observer

Sep 27, 2004

Sandro Magister of the Italian weekly “L’Espresso” is reporting in his column this week that the Holy See is interested... Read more

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Cardinal Herranz denounces aggressive “secular fundamentalism” in Spain

Sep 27, 2004

The President of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, Cardinal Julian Herranz, denounced this week the aggressive “secular fundamentalism” that... Read more

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Spanish political party issues clarification regarding reference to Christianity in statutes

Sep 27, 2004

Members of Spain’s Popular Party have rejected efforts to strip their statutes of a reference to “Christian humanism” as a... Read more

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Pope to meet with Pakistani leader September 30

Sep 26, 2004

The Press Office of the Holy See has announced that John Paul II will meet with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf... Read more

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Spanish Catholic organization blames Masons for “tremendous crusade” against Church

Sep 26, 2004

The president of the Union of Catholic Professional Fraternities, Luis Labiano, said this week a “tremendous crusade by Masonry against... Read more

BBC scraps Pope cartoon under pressure

Sep 23, 2004

The British Broadcasting Corp. has scrapped the animation series “Popetown”, following the petition signed by more than 6,000 Catholics. Read more

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Spanish bishops vow to continue speaking out in order to “awaken” Catholic consciences

Sep 23, 2004

The bishops of Spain expressed this week their intention to continue speaking out “in opportune and timely moments” in an... Read more

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Italian young people to hit streets of Rome with message of evangelization

Sep 23, 2004

From October 1-10, some 400 Italian young people will take to the streets of Rome to proclaim the Word of... Read more

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Archbishop of Malta urges Christian politicians to live Gospel values and principles

Sep 22, 2004

Maltese Christian politicians had an important role to play in Malta and abroad in proposing, in an effective manner, the... Read more

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German bishops hopeful John Paul II will preside at World Youth Day in Cologne

Sep 22, 2004

The Bishops Conference of Germany expressed hope this week that Pope John Paul II will visit Cologne in August of... Read more

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Cardinal Rouco denounces experimentation with family and marriage

Sep 22, 2004

The Archbishop of Madrid and President of the Bishops Conference of Spain, Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela, said this week... Read more

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Spanish bishops applaud government’s efforts to alleviate world hunger

Sep 21, 2004

Fr. Juan Antonio Martinez Camino, Secretary and Spokesman for the Bishops Conference of Spain, applauded the decision by Spain this... Read more

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Moscow disco to be converted into church

Sep 21, 2004

A 24 year-old seminarian and member of the Neocatechumenate has purchased a disco in Moscow and said he intends to... Read more

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Cardinal Ratzinger says Turkish membership in EU “anti-historical”

Sep 20, 2004

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, said this week the possible entry of... Read more

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Cuban Catholics say help needed to evangelize country

Sep 19, 2004

During a visit to the international headquarters of Aid to the Church in Need, a collaborator with the Diocese of... Read more

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Anglican Church agrees to reality-TV program ‘Priest Idol’

Sep 16, 2004

The Anglican Church in England has jumped into the fray of reality TV in the hopes of reviving a dying... Read more

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Cardinal Castrillon encourages bishops to give a reason for Church’s hope

Sep 13, 2004

Speaking to a group of bishops gathered in Rome this week, Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos, Prefect of the Congregation for... Read more

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Doctors denounce Spanish film that presents “sentimental apology for euthanasia”

Sep 13, 2004

The President of the Association of Christian Doctors of Catalonia, Josep Maria Simon, said the movie “Mar adentro,” which was... Read more

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Protests against award for pro-abortion British film

Sep 13, 2004

The Associations of Victims of Abortion in Spain lamented this week that the Venice Film Festival gave its top award... Read more

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Shoot begins for film on the life of Pope John Paul II

Sep 12, 2004

An Italian production crew has begun shooting for a made-for-TV movie about the life of Pope John Paul II. Read more