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Bishops Called to Teach and Promote Justice

Oct 16, 2003

Bishops are called to be prophets, witnesses and servants of hope in the world, says the new Vatican document on... Read more

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More Than 400,000 Expected To Attend Mother Teresa’s Beatification

Oct 16, 2003

The beatification of Mother Teresa could set a new record for a celebration of this kind if calculations by Vatican... Read more

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Mother Teresa Was “A Woman In Love With God”

Oct 16, 2003

In an interview with the Fides News Agency, Fr. Brian Kolodiejchuk, Postulator of the Cause of Beatification of Mother Teresa... Read more

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BBC Broadcasts Show Hostility Toward Church And Religious Belief: Bishops

Oct 16, 2003

Despite good coverage of Pope John Paul II’s 25th anniversary and of the life of Mother Teresa this week, the... Read more

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Cardinal Suggests Health Warning on Condom Packets

Oct 15, 2003

Condom packages should carry a health warning similar to that printed on cigarette packets, Alfonso Cardinal Trujillo told the AFP... Read more

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Vespers Are Perfect Expression Of Praise: Pope

Oct 15, 2003

The evening vespers are a prayer, which expresses the trust that we have in God and which reminds us to... Read more

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Pope Signs New Document On Ministry Of Bishops

Oct 15, 2003

On the anniversary of his pontificate, Pope John Paul II signed a new document on the ministry of bishops and... Read more

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Congress Of Cardinals: The Pope Teaches Us To Follow Christ In Difficult Times

Oct 15, 2003

Close to 200 Cardinals from around are gathering in Rome this week to take part in a Congress on the... Read more

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Holy Father Proposes Dialogue To Resolve Chaos In Bolivia

Oct 15, 2003

At the conclusion of his general audience yesterday, Pope John Paul called for "civil dialogue" and "reasonable solutions" to resolve... Read more

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Pope Not Resigning Any Time Soon

Oct 14, 2003

Pope John Paul II still can carry out his mission and shows no sign of resigning, several cardinals told media... Read more

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Homeless Will Be Guests of Honor at Beatification of Mother Teresa

Oct 14, 2003

This Sunday, October 19, 2,000 homeless people from Rome, accompanied by 1,000 members of the Missionaries of Charity, will be... Read more

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“The Pope Has Fulfilled His Own Prophecy” Though His Suffering Says Polish Expert

Oct 13, 2003

In a moving personal testimony during the presentation of his book on the philosophical thought of John Paul II, “Metaphysics... Read more

Week of Celebrations for John Paul II

Oct 13, 2003

Pope John Paul II begins a week full of activities tomorrow in celebration of his 25th anniversary and the appointment... Read more

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Pope Continues to Count on Youth

Oct 13, 2003

Pope John Paul II thanked the Catholic youth of the world yesterday for always having been close to him during... Read more

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Book on Pope's Philosophical Works Hits Shelves

Oct 13, 2003

The first collection of all of Karol Wojtila’s essays was launched at the Holy See Press Office yesterday. The 1,600-page... Read more

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Right to religious freedom “litmus test” for respect of other rights: Pope

Oct 9, 2003

Pope John Paul II commended the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe today for its commitment to ensure the... Read more

Pope thanks Knights of Columbus for “unfailing support”

Oct 8, 2003

In a general audience today, Pope John Paul II urged the Knights of Columbus to “continue to seek new ways... Read more

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Priesthood, more than a career: Pope

Oct 8, 2003

In order to create a true community of disciples of the Lord, priests and bishops must prepare lay people with... Read more

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Evening prayer reminds Christians of Paschal mystery: Pope

Oct 7, 2003

The evening vespers are an important tradition and prayer that allow Christians a moment in the day to give thanks,... Read more

In historic trip to Marian Shrine, Pope calls to pray Rosary, change the world

Oct 6, 2003

With the ancient city of Pompeii as the backdrop, Pope John Paul II reminded all Christians today of the necessity... Read more