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Motherhood and fatherhood are complementary Cardinal explains at Family summit

At the International Conference on the Family this morning in Doha, Qatar, Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, president of the Pontifical... Read more

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Sudanese government expells charity worker, warns aid organizations in Darfur

The Sudan director of the UK based aid agency Save the Children was expelled from the east African country yesterday,... Read more

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Catholics rebuild churches in Iraq despite ongoing violence

Father Nizar Semaan, a Catholic priest from the city of Mosul, told the Fides News Agency this week that Christians... Read more

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Pilgrimages to Holy Land needed to diminish Christian exodus

Representatives of different Christian denominations signed a statement this week exhorting the faithful around the world to make pilgrimages to... Read more

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Mexican Cardinal says faith and reason together lead to encounter with God

Amidst the confusion and disorder of certain scientific and technological “advances,” man must understand that reason alone cannot address his... Read more

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Homosexual group to give sessions at national religion conference

The Gay Men's "Issues In Religion" Group will be presenting workshops at the American Academy of Religion's 2004 Annual Meeting... Read more

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Pope to return relics to Orthodox Church after 800 years

Pope John Paul II will return the relics of two of the Great Doctors of the Church, Saint John Chrysostom... Read more

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Iraqi Christians thankful for Pope’s concern

The Vatican News Agency Fides reported last week Christians in Iraq have expressed their gratitude to Pope John Paul II... Read more

Result of presidential election serious concern for world, says Knights of Columbus CEO

Knights of Columbus CEO Carl A. Anderson, consultor to the Pontifical Council on Justice and Peace who were meeting in... Read more

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In face of terrorist violence, Iraq’s Christians defiantly vow to stay and rebuild country

Iraqi Christian leaders have issued a joint statement in response to the bombings of five churches on Saturday, October 16,... Read more

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Christians fleeing Iraq due to growth in Muslim extremism

The EFE News Agency reported this week that persecution against Christians has resurfaced in post-war Iraq and that more believers... Read more

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Salesians condemn killing of street boys in the Congo

The news agency of the Salesians published a strong condemnation by the Salesian Province in Central Africa of the brutal... Read more

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Patriarch of Baghdad “played all his cards” for release of Italian volunteers

The Chaldean Patriarch of Baghdad, Emmanuel Delly, said this week the Church in Iraq played “all her cards” in working... Read more

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Rwandan bishops reject accusations of Church involvement in 1994 genocide

The bishops of Rwanda have issued an official statement demanding the media cease from implying the Catholic Church bears some... Read more

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Human situation in Darfur is "unbelievably desperate" says Salesian missionary in Sudan

Salesian Father Jim Comino gave testimony of the dire situation in the Darfur region of Sudan during a recent visit... Read more

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Syrian Catholic Church supports Iraqi Christian refugees

Families fleeing Iraq after the Aug. 1 attacks on Christian churches have found safe haven in Syria, thanks to the... Read more

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Bishop asks Catholics to visit Egypt to encourage “persecuted brethren”

The Coptic Catholic Bishop of Sohag in southern Egypt, Bishop Youssef Aboul-Kheir, is asking Catholics around the world to visit... Read more

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Bishops of Sudan issue plea for international help to stop genocide

The Bishops of Sudan have asked the United Nations and the international community to pressure the government of Khartoum to... Read more

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Military chaplains keep ‘U.S. military machine running,’ says press report

Alongside U.S. troops, on a battlefield of intense bombing and gunfire, stands one unarmed man – a military chaplain –... Read more

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Pakistani bishops to present letter on family life in Asian bishops’ conference

The “Pastoral Letter on Family Life” published by the Pakistani bishops conference will be presented by Mgr. Lawrence John Saldanha,... Read more