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Pope recalls Lourdes, 150th Anniversary of Dogma of Immaculate Conception

Feb 8, 2004

Addressing the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square for the Angelus on Sunday, Pope John Paul meditated upon the coming... Read more

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Pontifical Academy for Life to remember memorable French pro-lifer

Feb 8, 2004

The Pontifical Academy for Life will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of its foundation by Pope John Paul II by honoring... Read more

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States must protect rights of monogamous, heterosexual marriage, Vatican says at UN 

Feb 8, 2004

The Holy See Permanent Observer to the United Nations Archbishop Celestino Migliore, spoke last Saturday on the role of the... Read more

Catholics must accept and live fullness of Catholic doctrine, Pope says

Feb 5, 2004

Addressing members of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith headed by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Pope John Paul said... Read more

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Pope stresses the need to recover natural law

Feb 5, 2004

Speaking to the members of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, headed by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Pope John... Read more

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Priestly sexual misconduct must be prevented at seminaries, Pope says

Feb 5, 2004

In a long speech addressed to members of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, headed by Cardinal Joseph... Read more

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Pope slams Anti-Semitism, supports Palestinian plight

Feb 4, 2004

Pope John Paul II received on Thursday a group from the American Jewish Committee and, during brief remarks, recalled their... Read more

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Program for World Day of the Sick revealed

Feb 4, 2004

Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, President of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Ministry, presented on Thursaday at the Vatican Press... Read more

Christians must ponder their own moral integrity before taking Holy Communion, Pope says

Feb 3, 2004

While commenting on Psalm 14, “Who is worthy to be before the Lord?,” Pope John Paul II said during his... Read more

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Important step in dialogue between Catholics and the Coptic Orthodox Church

Feb 3, 2004

The Vatican Press office released today an account of the first meeting of the International Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue... Read more

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Pope calls on religious to renew “yes” to God daily

Feb 2, 2004

Pope John Paul presided on Monday, feast of the Presentation of the Lord, the VIII Day of Consecrated Life, during... Read more

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Pontifical Yearbook: Half of world’s Catholics live on the American continent

Feb 2, 2004

Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Secretary of State, and Archbishop Leonardi Sandri, Substitute for General Affairs, presented to Pope John Paul II... Read more

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Vatican website becomes main outlet of information on Pope, Holy See

Feb 2, 2004

According to a report released by the Vatican Press Office, the Vatican website www.vatican.va has become the main outlet “for... Read more

Pope encourages pro-lifers to keep fighting against abortion

Feb 1, 2004

During the Angelus prayer last Sunday, Pope John Paul strongly encouraged pro-lifers to keep supporting family life and fighting against... Read more

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Pope’s asks prayers for peaceful coexistence in the Holy Land

Feb 1, 2004

The Holy Father’s general prayer intention for February is: “For peaceful coexistence among Christians, Jews and Muslims in the Holy... Read more

Pope says anti-life culture “intimidated” by natural fertility regulation

Jan 29, 2004

In a message made public today, Pope John Paul told the participants at a meeting in Rome on the theme... Read more

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Pope urges French bishops to attract committed laity to the Church

Jan 29, 2004

Speaking to a group of French bishops from the provinces of Dijon and Tours, Pope John Paul II focused on... Read more

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Human development goes beyond economic success, Pope tells Chinese ambassador

Jan 29, 2004

Speaking to the new ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan,) Chou-seng Tou, Pope John Paul remarked in English that... Read more

Pope says Christian marriage is valid unless “the contrary is demonstrated”

Jan 28, 2004

Addressing officials and attorneys of the Roman Rota at the inauguration of the Vatican’s judicial year, Pope John Paul II... Read more

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Pope call to reflect on condition of Children, “spiritual childhood” during Lent

Jan 28, 2004

Pope John Paul II released today his Lenten Message for 2004 entitled “Whoever receives one such child in my name... Read more