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Turkish convert persecuted for the faith hopes to return as a priest to his country

Jul 14, 2004

Seminarian Timothy Aytac, a Turkish convert from Islam, who suffered not only rejection but also persecution and violence in his... Read more

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Church in Austria trying to react fast to new sex scandal

Jul 12, 2004

Catholic leaders in Austria have reacted quickly to the emergence of a new sex scandal, discovered at a local seminary.... Read more

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Catholic relief organization to air TV programs raising awareness on persecuted Christians

Jul 12, 2004

The German branch of the international Catholic charitable organization “Aid to the Church in Need” (ACN)  will start airing its... Read more

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UNICEF leaves unborn out of abortion debate in Nicaragua

Jul 12, 2004

An official from the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), Gary Stahl, has gotten involved in the debate on the legalization... Read more

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Spanish Archbishop says homosexual acts cannot be morally justified

Jul 12, 2004

Archbishop Elias Yanes of Zaragoza, Spain, said this week the existence of homosexual tendencies does not nullify one’s freedom and... Read more

Pope to send revered Icon of Our Lady of Kazan back to Russia

Jul 11, 2004

On Saturday, Pope John Paul’s spokesman, Joaquin Navarro Valls, announced that the Pontiff has decided to send a Vatican delegation... Read more

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Polish news agency announces new book based on interview with Pope John Paul II

Jul 11, 2004

The Polish Catholic news agency, KAI, has announced a new book by Pope John Paul II is currently “being edited”... Read more

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A book by Pope John Paul II “being edited,” Polish Catholic news agency announces

Jul 8, 2004

Father Pawel Ptasznik, head of the Polish section of the Vatican's Secretary of State, has revealed to the Polish Catholic... Read more

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European court denies personhood and human rights to unborn child

Jul 8, 2004

The European Court of Human Rights meeting in Strasbourg, France,  rejected  an immigrant’s appeal requesting that human rights be granted... Read more

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Jail sentences for two men that disrupted Mass in German Cathedral

Jul 8, 2004

A German court in Maguncia has sentenced two men to 5 months in jail for disrupting Mass last Sunday celebrated... Read more

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Cardinal Rouco tells homosexuals baptism cannot be erased

Jul 8, 2004

Responding to the decision of about 1,500 homosexuals who “officially” renounced their Catholic faith in writing to the Archdiocese of... Read more

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90 year-old Spanish priest starts center for AIDS patients in China

Jul 8, 2004

90 year-old Spanish priest, Fr. Luis Ruiz Suarez, has opened a home for AIDS patients called “AIDS Caring Centre” in... Read more

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Study reveals that half of all pregnant teens in Spain get abortions

Jul 7, 2004

A study carried out by a leading research group has revealed that half of all minors in Spain who get... Read more

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Nicaraguan former guerrilla acknowledges errors of the past and asks Church for forgiveness

Jul 7, 2004

In an historical move, the ex-president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega (1979-90), who lead the Sandinista movement, has asked forgiveness for... Read more

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Controversy over Communion to pro-abortion politicians continues

Jul 6, 2004

The controversy over the memorandum sent by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith,... Read more

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Why does UNICEF support Muslim, not Christian schools? Sudanese bishop asks

Jul 6, 2004

Bishop Daniel Adwok, Auxiliary of Khartoum (Sudan), has questioned the decision taken by UNICEF not to give funds to the... Read more

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Socialists “want to take us back to the time of the Muslim invasion,” says Spanish Cardinal

Jul 6, 2004

The president of the Bishops Conference of Spain, Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela, criticized this week the presence of a... Read more

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Catholic Charity calls for day of prayer for the "silent Church"

Jul 5, 2004

The "Fundacao Ajuda à Igreja que Sofre", Portuguese branch of the international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need... Read more

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Archbishop of Toledo calls on Catholic politicians to reject homosexual “marriage”

Jul 5, 2004

The Archbishop of Toledo and Primate of Spain, Antonio Cañizares, reminded “Catholic lawmakers” this week of their “serious responsibility” to... Read more

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Worry over possible lack of control of subsidized Islam classes in Spain

Jul 5, 2004

The Chair of Arabic Literature at the Autonomous University of Madrid, Serafin Fanjul, is expressing his fear that the Spanish... Read more