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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

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Vatican observer: Bush brought “gift” of alliance between Evangelicals and Catholics in US

Jun 6, 2004

This Monday, Vatican observer Sandro Magister is publishing an analysis on the “realignment” of religious forces in the US, pointing... Read more

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Islam worse threat than Communism, says Sudanese bishop

Jun 2, 2004

In a revealing interview with the Italian daily, “Il Giornale,” Bishop of Cesare Mazzolari of Rumbek, Sudan, said the Islam... Read more

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Nobel laureate says “improvement” of human species will not come through genetic manipulation

Jun 2, 2004

Sydney Brenner, biologist and winner of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize for Medicine, says many of the current attempts to... Read more

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Restoration of Nicaraguan cathedral damaged by earthquake set to begin

Jun 1, 2004

The President of Nicaragua, Enrique Bolanos, announced during a trip to Mexico that he has received the blueprints for the... Read more

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German scientists discover carcinogenic substances in condoms

May 31, 2004

The prestigious Department of Chemical and Veterinary Research of Stuttgart, Germany, has published a report indicating that the majority of... Read more

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Britain opens world’s first stem-cell bank

May 31, 2004

The United Kingdom opened the world’s first national stem-cell bank May 19, hoping to lead the international scientific community in... Read more

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Spanish experts says “therapeutic child” is unethical and against the law

May 30, 2004

In an article published by the leftist Spanish newspaper “El País,” Manuel Martinez Sospedra, professor of law at the Cardinal... Read more

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Spanish bishop calls on laity to “overcome idolatry of comfort”

May 30, 2004

In order to mark the celebration of Lay Apostolate and Catholic Action Day on the feast of Pentecost, Bishop Jesus... Read more

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English bishops give moral instruction in new document

May 26, 2004

The Roman Catholic bishops of England and Wales issued a 103-page document yesterday, called “Cherishing Life”, which outlines the teachings... Read more

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Vatican watcher outlines important passages of Pope’s new autobiographical book

May 26, 2004

According to renowned Vatican observer Sandro Magister of the online weekly “L’Espresso,” what Pope John Paul II writes, as well... Read more

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Spain: Embryo can never be used for an end that is not for its own good

May 26, 2004

Responding to the recent decision by the National Committee for Assisted Reproduction in Spain to request legal authorization for the... Read more

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Groups seek to legalize “medicinal babies” in Spain

May 25, 2004

The National Committee for Assisted Human Reproduction in Spain took the first step towards legalizing human embryo selection for the... Read more

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Family organization calls for referendum on law allowing homosexuals to adopt

May 25, 2004

The Family Policy Institute of Cataluña, Spain, is calling for a popular referendum, which would demonstrate if it is the... Read more