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Pope praises ecumenical progress with Lutherans

Jan 18, 2004

Pope John Paul II expressed his optimism on the dialogue with Lutherans this Monday during the encounter with an ecumenical... Read more

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Pope sees hope in dialogue between Catholics and Chief Rabbinate

Jan 15, 2004

Pope John Paul II says “the official dialogue established between the Catholic Church and the Chief Rabbinate of Israel is... Read more

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John Paul II calls on women to take care for mankind

Jan 15, 2004

Pope John Paul II called women to be aware of their true vocation and follow the mission given by God:... Read more

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Pope urges to fight violence promoting family

Jan 14, 2004

Pope John Paul II condemned this morning terrorism and said that if the society wants to defeat violence, it must... Read more

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Pope tells visitors: “I love you, too.”

Jan 14, 2004

During this week’s general audience, Pope John Paul II departed from his prepared speech in response to a group of... Read more

Pope calls Catholics to imitate Christ as a model, and program to carry out

Jan 13, 2004

Pope John Paul II called on Catholics today to follow Christ “without hesitation” as the model “which we must contemplate... Read more

Two days in a row, Pope calls for world peace

Jan 12, 2004

Pope John Paul II spoke about peace this morning, just a day after his powerful speech about the world situation. ... Read more

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Pope celebrates anniversary of spiritual classic that inspired his Mariology

Jan 12, 2004

Pope John Paul II marked the 160th anniversary of the publication of "True devotion to Our Lady" by St. Louis-Marie... Read more

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Pope John Paul II denounces menaces of world peace

Jan 11, 2004

As is the custom every New Year, Pope John Paul II welcomed members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the... Read more

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Family cannot be equated to other unions, Pope tells Italian Ambassador

Jan 8, 2004

During the welcoming ceremony of Italy's new ambassador to the Holy See, Giuseppe Balboni Acqua, Pope John Paul II recalled... Read more

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Italy has a role in keeping Europe Christian, Pope says

Jan 8, 2004

Pope John Paul II on Friday told Italy’s new ambassador to the Holy See, Giuseppe Balboni Acqua, that Italy's rich... Read more

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Slained Nuncio was “son of the noble land of Ireland”, Cardinal Sodano says

Jan 8, 2004

On Thursday afternoon, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, celebrated a Mass for the repose of the soul... Read more

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Religious orders in the US to conduct audit on sexual misconduct

Jan 8, 2004

Pope John Paul II on Friday told Italy’s new ambassador to the Holy See, Giuseppe Balboni Acqua, that Italy's rich... Read more

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John Paul II: None of the current ideologies will interrupt faith and reason dialogue

Jan 7, 2004

Pope John Paul II hopes that “the lively dialogue” between faith and reason will last and “none of the current... Read more

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Holy Father defends right to love of mentally handicapped

Jan 7, 2004

In a message to the participants in an international symposium on the "Dignity and Rights of the Mentally Handicapped", Pope... Read more

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Pope appoints known pro-lifer as new Archbishop Coadjutor for Kansas City

Jan 6, 2004

Pope John Paul II appointed Bishop Joseph F. Naumann, auxiliary of St. Louis, MO; a strong supporter of the Pro-life... Read more

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Let’s contemplate Mary before Christmas season ends, Pope says

Jan 6, 2004

Pope John Paul II dedicated his first catechesis of 2004 to reflect upon “The divine maternity of Mary”, and called... Read more

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Christianity gazes upon the world with great affection, Pope says on feast of the Epiphany

Jan 5, 2004

Recalling his predecessor, Pope Paul VI, Pope John Paul II said today, during the feast of the Epiphany, that Christianity... Read more

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Pope reflects upon wonder of Incarnation

Jan 4, 2004

Before praying the Angelus Sunday morning before thousands of pilgrims gathered at St. Peter's Square, John Paul II recalled that... Read more

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Cardinal Sodano to celebrate Mass for slain Nuncio

Jan 4, 2004

On January 8 at 5 p.m. –Rome time- at the altar of the Cathedra in the Vatican Basilica, Cardinal Angelo... Read more