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Vatican launches initiatives to favor Children with AIDS

Jan 28, 2004

During the official presentation of Pope John Paul II’s Lenten message 2004, entitled “Whoever receives one such child in my... Read more

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God is “a vigilant Presence on the side of good,” Pope says

Jan 27, 2004

Resuming his commentary on the Psalms, Pope John Paul said during his Wednesday catechesis that God is not indifferent to... Read more

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Swift change in Brazilian episcopate as Pope accepts resignation of three Cardinals

Jan 27, 2004

Pope John Paul II made a significant change in the Brazilian Episcopate by simultaneously accepting today the resignation of three... Read more

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Education in peace, key to preventing genocide, Vatican says

Jan 27, 2004

During his intervention at the Fourth Stockholm International Forum “Preventing Genocide,” Archbishop Celestino Migliore, the Holy See Permanent Observer to... Read more

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Papal message for Lent to focus on children

Jan 27, 2004

Pope John Paul’s Lenten Message for 2004 will be entitled, “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me,”... Read more

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Pope meets Cheney, urges Americans to work in favor of international cooperation

Jan 26, 2004

During his meeting with United States Vice President Dick Cheney, Pope John Paul II praised American fundamental values, and asked... Read more

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Scientific research needs to be open to the human soul, Pope says

Jan 26, 2004

Speaking to a group of Polish scientists and academics, Pope John Paul II stressed again that scientific investigation must promote,... Read more

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Pope praises World Food program

Jan 26, 2004

Pope John Paul II received on Tuesday James T. Morris, executive director of the World Food Program, and praised the... Read more

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Pope to preside Mass on the Presentation of the Lord

Jan 26, 2004

Pope John Paul II will preside at a Mass on the feast of the Presentation of the Lord on Monday,... Read more

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Renewal of priestly identity is antidote to “alarming” lack of priests, Pope says

Jan 25, 2004

During a meeting with a group of French bishop on Saturday, Pope John Paul II stressed the need to strengthen... Read more

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In new document, Pope evaluates impact of media in the family

Jan 25, 2004

In a message released on Saturday on the occasion of the 38th World Communications Day –to be celebrated on May... Read more

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Pope again calls for Christian Unity, releases doves for peace

Jan 25, 2004

Addressing the crowds gathered on Sunday in St. Peter's Square to pray the Angelus, Pope John Paul II called again... Read more

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Artists must reflect God with their art, Pope says to “break-dancers”

Jan 25, 2004

After praying the Angelus on Sunday, Pope John Paul II received in the Clementine Hall a group from the Artistic... Read more

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Pope praises Spain’s Christian roots

Jan 22, 2004

On Friday morning Pope John Paul received in audience Jose Maria Aznar, President of the Spanish government, accompanied by his... Read more

Vatican issues official statement on “The Passion of the Christ”

Jan 21, 2004

Trying to put an end to the controversy sparked over whether or not John Paul II said “it is as... Read more

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Cardinal Kasper to go to Moscow in February

Jan 21, 2004

Joaquin Navarro-Valls, Holy See Press Office director announced today that Cardinal Walter Kasper, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting... Read more

True peace comes from “deep spirituality,” not balance of powers, Pope says

Jan 20, 2004

During his Wednesday’s general audience, Pope John Paul recalled that this week is dedicated to prayer and reflection for Christian... Read more

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Teaching peace is safest “security policy,” Pope says

Jan 19, 2004

Speaking to members of the General Inspectorate for Public Security at the Vatican, Pope John Paul stressed the need of... Read more

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Pope to Muslims: “Peace be with you!”

Jan 19, 2004

“Peace be with you!” were Pope John Paul’s opening words this morning in the Consistory Hall as he welcomed participants,... Read more

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Division of Christians “a painful trial” the Pope says

Jan 18, 2004

During the recitation of the Angelus last Sunday, Pope John Paul II reflected on the Week of Prayer for Christian... Read more