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Pope calls on Bosnia-Herzegovina to resolve problems of local populations

Feb 26, 2004

Pope John Paul II called on Bosnians this morning to take up “the path of peace and justice,” and create... Read more

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John Paul II recalls centrality of families in the Church

Feb 25, 2004

Pope John Paul II stressed today that “recognizing the centrality of the family in God’s plan for man and therefore,... Read more

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Pope calls Christians to asceticism during Lent

Feb 24, 2004

Pope John Paul II began Lent this morning calling on Catholics to live this season as “a journey of prayer,... Read more

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Holy See gives details of publication on sexual abuse

Feb 24, 2004

The Vatican Information Service (VIS) announced today the publication of a volume produced by the Pontifical Academy for Life containing... Read more

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Pope mourns victims of earthquake in Morocco

Feb 24, 2004

Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Vatican Secretary of State, sent a telegram of condolences on behalf of Pope John Paul II, to... Read more

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John Paul II three weeks away from third longest pontificate in history

Feb 24, 2004

The pontificate of John Paul II is approaching a new record.  On March 17 it will become the third longest... Read more

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Pope hopes that Catholic Church will enjoy full freedom in Mexico

Feb 23, 2004

Pope John Paul II said this morning that “it is to be hoped that the Church in Mexico will be... Read more

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Holy See proposes treatment by experts to prevent sexual misconduct by priests

Feb 23, 2004

The Pontifical Academy for Life published yesterday a report containing the reflections of a study group convened by the Holy... Read more

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Holy See announces busy papal schedule for coming weeks

Feb 23, 2004

The Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff published today the calendar of celebrations that are scheduled to be... Read more

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Pope calls to renew commitment on conversion to Christ

Feb 22, 2004

Pope John Paul II called the faithful to intensify their “commitment of conversion to Christ” as the Church prepares to... Read more

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Pope defends the family, protects the dignity of human reproduction

Feb 22, 2004

The issues surrounding human reproduction involve essential values that apply to all human beings, said the Pope in a message... Read more

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Papal telegram for victims of attack in Jerusalem

Feb 22, 2004

Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Secretary of Vatican State, sent a telegram of condolences in Pope John Paul’s name, to Archbishop Pietro... Read more

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John Paul II calls seminarians “future and hope” of the Church

Feb 22, 2004

In his remarks to the community of the Pontifical Major Seminary of Rome, Pope John Paul II said last Saturday... Read more

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Scientific rigor and Christian ethics to avoid aberrations, Pope suggests

Feb 19, 2004

Pope John Paul II said today that combining scientific rigor with the demands of anthropology and Christian ethics guarantees respect... Read more

Pope to canonize pro-life mother, four priests and a nun

Feb 18, 2004

The Holy See announced today that Pope John Paul II will canonize on May 16 six blessed including Gianna Beretta,... Read more

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Vatican experts reflect on the dignity of human procreation

Feb 18, 2004

The Pontifical Academy for Life opened this morning its 10º General Assembly in the Vatican.  The theme of this year’s... Read more

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John Paul II sends condolences to victims of train accident in Iran

Feb 18, 2004

Pope John Paul II sent his condolences to the Iranian people affected by the train accident that claimed the lives... Read more

Vatican official answers Foxman: The Passion of the Christ is not anti-Semitic

Feb 17, 2004

In a meeting at the Vatican Feb. 16, U.S. Archbishop John P. Foley told Anti-Defamation League president Abraham Foxman the... Read more

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Christ brings fulfillment to all creation, Pope says

Feb 17, 2004

Pope John Paul II called on the world this morning to summarize all things in Christ in order to fulfill... Read more