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Pope reaffirms Catholic doctrine on Purgatory

Nov 2, 2003

On Sunday, November 2, on the occasion of the feast of All Souls, Pope John Paul II reaffirmed the Catholic... Read more

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Pope to preside beatification Mass on Sunday

Nov 2, 2003

On Sunday, November 9, Feast of the Dedication of the Patriarchal Basilica of St. John Lateran, Pope John Paul II... Read more

Religion is key to protecting human life and promoting peace, Pope says to European leaders

Oct 30, 2003

Addressing 350 participants at the Conference of the Ministers of the Interior of the European Union, Pope John Paul II... Read more

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Pope renews his desire to bring to light “the full truth” about Church history

Oct 30, 2003

In a message sent to the participants of a congress organized by the Pontifical Commission for Historical Sciences to commemorate... Read more

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Pope’s prayers intentions for November: East-West understanding, Church in America

Oct 30, 2003

The Vatican Press office made public today the Holy Father's prayer intentions for the month of November, which are focused... Read more

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Diplomatic Corps present official Anniversary wishes to Pope John Paul

Oct 30, 2003

Pope John Paul welcomed six members of the Diplomatic Corps to the Holy See, representing various geographical areas, on Friday,... Read more

Pope to Filipino Bishops: “Things Christians do speak louder than the things they say”

Oct 29, 2003

While receiving 21 Filipino bishops in their Ad Limina visit, Pope John Paul highlighted the need for an “integral evangelization”... Read more

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Pontifical academies to hold joint session on martyrs

Oct 29, 2003

The Vatican Pontifical academies will hold their eighth joint public session on Thursday, November 6, from 10 a.m. to 1... Read more

Pope "grateful to God" for Year of the Rosary, recalls drama of Sept. 11

Oct 28, 2003

During his usual Wednesday general audience, Pope John Paul II gave thanks to God for the fruits of the "Year... Read more

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Pope convokes Synod to elect new leader of Church in Iraq

Oct 28, 2003

Pope John Paul II has convoked a Synod of the Chaldean Catholic Church -to which belong the majority of Iraqi... Read more

“Being” Is Better Than “Having,” Vatican Official Reminds Advertisers

Oct 27, 2003

Addressing the World Federation of Advertisers on the occasion of the federation's 50th anniversary, Archbishop John Foley, President of the... Read more

Vatican Supports Banning all Forms of Human Cloning at UN Conference

Oct 26, 2003

The Holy See’s Press office made public today the speech delivered last week by Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Vatican’s permanent observer... Read more

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Pope Urges Bishops in New Evangelization Efforts

Oct 22, 2003

Pope John Paul II commended the bishops of England and Wales today on their pastoral initiatives and their efforts in... Read more

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Pope Entrusts Cardinals to Mary

Oct 22, 2003

Pope John Paul II entrusted the 31 cardinals and their ministry to Mother Mary today. The Pope held a private... Read more

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Pope tells Cardinals to "Take Courage"

Oct 21, 2003

Take courage and trust in the promise of Christ. This was the message Pope John Paul II conveyed to his... Read more

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Cardinals assure John Paul he can rely on them

Oct 21, 2003

In an homage paid to Pope John Paul II, the newly appointed cardinals told the Pope that he can rely... Read more

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Pope to 31 New Cardinals: I Count on your Collaboration

Oct 20, 2003

Pope John Paul II told the Church's new cardinals that he counts on them for their faithful collaboration and their... Read more

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Pope Urges Pilgrims To Preserve Mother Teresa’s Charism

Oct 19, 2003

Mother Teresa’s entire existence was a "hymn to life" that reminds us that being Christian means being witnesses of charity,... Read more

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God Wants Me To Stay On: Pope

Oct 16, 2003

John Paul II told tens of thousands of people gathered in St. Peter's Square for his 25th-anniversary mass that God... Read more

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“They Haven’t Been Able To Destroy The Letter From God,” Says L’Osservatore Romano About Pope

Oct 16, 2003

In an emotional front-page editorial of a special edition of L’Osservatore Romano published this Thursday on the 25th Anniversary of... Read more