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Possible papal trip to Switzerland announced

Mar 7, 2004

The Bishops Conference of Switzerland has announced the possibility of a visit by John Paul II to the country to... Read more

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Portuguese Parliament rejects decriminalization of abortion

Mar 7, 2004

With the support of thousands of Portuguese citizens who signed petitions in support of the right to life of the... Read more

Pontifical University announces conference on “The Passion of the Christ” at the Vatican

Mar 4, 2004

Bishop Piero Coda, consulter of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and professor at the Lateran University, announced that the... Read more

Liturgy becomes corrupt if it is turned into a “show”, warns Cardinal Ratzinger

Mar 3, 2004

In an interview published in the Spanish daily “La Razón,” Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine... Read more

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Another Papal trip to Poland?

Mar 3, 2004

After meeting with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican, the Arcbishop of Warsaw, Cardinal Jozef Glemp, said the Pope... Read more

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Beatification of “father of Europe” possible during coming Papal visit to France

Mar 2, 2004

The French daily “Le Figaro” is reporting that Pope John Paul II could beatify the late French Prime Minister, Robert... Read more

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German bishops call for reference to God in EU Constitution

Mar 2, 2004

On Monday the president of the German Bishops Conference, Cardinal Karl Lehman, called for the inclusion of a reference to... Read more

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Bishops of Nicaragua call on faithful to receive littlest ones with love this Lent

Mar 2, 2004

Following upon the Lenten message of Pope John Paul II, the Bishops Conference of Nicaragua is inviting the faithful to... Read more

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Decision on Papal trip to Austria expected by end of March

Mar 1, 2004

The Kathpress News Angency is reporting that by the end of March the Vatican will make a decision concerning a... Read more

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Catholic charity publishes children’s Bible in Nepali

Mar 1, 2004

The children’s Bible, entitled “God speaks to His Children”, is in Nepali – the official language of the Kingdom of... Read more

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Cardinal Errazuriz underscores contribution of Pope John Paul II to reconciliation in Latin America

Mar 1, 2004

In an article published by the Fides News Agency, the president of the Latin America Bishops Conference (CELAM), Cardinal Francisco... Read more

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Gibson rejects notion that “The Passion of the Christ” is the gospel according to Mel

Feb 29, 2004

Gibson said he wished to tell the story of the Passion without pretense so that everyone might understand that Jesus... Read more

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Anglican chancellor and scholar to retire, convert to Catholicism

Feb 26, 2004

Canon Edward Norman, the chancellor of York Minster Cathedral and a leading Anglican scholar, has announced that he is converting... Read more

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‘Confessional on wheels’ to tour Central Europe

Feb 26, 2004

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Germany has prepared a “mobile confessional” in an effort to re-awaken enthusiasm for... Read more

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“Deafness to the voice of God” is the problem of our age, says Cardinal Ratzinger

Feb 26, 2004

In an interview with the Itailian daily, “Il Tempo,” Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of... Read more

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Book on John Paul II, the Pope that changed the world, is published

Feb 26, 2004

George Bush, senior, ex-Soviet leader Mikail Gorbachov and ex-president of Italy Francesco Cossiga are but a few of the figures... Read more

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The Church does not have an ideology, but rather lives the Gospel, says Archbishop of Seville

Feb 25, 2004

Cardinal Carlos Amigo Vallejo, Archbishop of Seville, said this week the Church "does not have an ideology" but rather "the... Read more

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Website launches campaign to stop legalization of abortion in Portugual

Feb 25, 2004

The Spanish website HazteOir.org ("Make your voice heard") has launched a massive email campaign to prevent the legalization of abortion... Read more

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Study says religious indifference prevalent among Spanish youth

Feb 24, 2004

A report by the Santa María Foundation revealed that the majority of young people in Spain are “indifferent” to religion. Read more

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Belgian bishop warns of risks to children adopted by homosexuals

Feb 23, 2004

During a conference which took place at the University of Navarre in Spain, Bishop André Léonard of Namur, Belgium, explained... Read more