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Vatican condemns attack against British Consulate in Turkey

Nov 20, 2003

On Thursday, Cardinal Angelo Sodano sent a telegram of condolence in the Holy Father’s name to Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister... Read more

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Catholic charitable activity cannot forget the main goal of bringing people to God, Pope says

Nov 20, 2003

Addressing the participants in the twenty-fifth plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum,” the Vatican organization dedicated to charitable... Read more

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Vatican clears up rumors of Fatima becoming an interfaith shrine

Nov 20, 2003

The world-famous Fatima shrine will not be turned into a multi-faith pilgrim center, confirmed a Vatican official yesterday. Read more

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Jesus still bears the signs of the Passion, Pope says

Nov 18, 2003

Pope John Paul II said that Christ, ever-glorious, "still bears the signs of the passion, which is His true humanity,... Read more

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Parish life is “central and irreplaceable” for the Church, Pope says

Nov 17, 2003

In a message sent to the Italian Bishops’ Conference (CEI) currently gathered in Assisi, Pope John Paul II stressed the... Read more

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Vatican calls on Muslims to be builders of peace in end-of-Ramadan message

Nov 17, 2003

In the annual message from the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue to Muslims on the occasion of the end of... Read more

Catholics must fight against discrimination, Pope tells Indians Bishops

Nov 16, 2003

Speaking to the las group of Bishops from India who have comew for their Ad Limina  visit,  Pope John Paul... Read more

Pope asks for love and support to help depressed people

Nov 13, 2003

Pope John Paul II explained today how to take care of depressed people and encouraged families "to integrate them into... Read more

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Holy See publishes handbook for Catholic Cultural Centers

Nov 13, 2003

Cardinal Paul Poupard, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, presented today at the Vatican the "vademecum" or handbook for... Read more

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Pope celebrates Mass for deceased Cardinals

Nov 12, 2003

Following a November tradition of praying for the repose of the souls of the dead, Pope John Paul II presided... Read more

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Pope mourns death of Italian soldiers in suicide attack in Iraq

Nov 11, 2003

Pope John Paul II sent a telegram Wednesday to Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, president of the Italian Republic, after a suicide... Read more

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God is not indifferent to our sufferings, Pope says during General Audience

Nov 11, 2003

Commenting on Psalm 141, “You are my refuge,” Pope John Paul II reminded Christians during this Wednesday’s general audience celebrated... Read more

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Vatican official calls depression “one of the main killers of our time”

Nov 11, 2003

Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, President of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Ministry, announced on Wednesday the program and goals... Read more

Pope recalls heroic resistance of Polish workers to Communism

Nov 10, 2003

Pope John Paul II received on Tuesday representatives from the Polish trade union “Solidarnosc” (Solidarity), founded on Christian ethics and... Read more

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Vatican says Sept. 11 had dramatic impact on migration

Nov 10, 2003

The terrorist attacks of September 11 changed dramatically the attitude toward immigrants, said Archbishop Agostino Marchetto, secretary of the Pontifical... Read more

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Pope presides at 143rd ceremony of beatification, 1,320 blessed

Nov 9, 2003

On Sunday, Pope John Paul reached the record number of 1,320 blessed during the ceremony of beatification of Juan Nepomuceno... Read more

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Vatican insists: Europe must recognize contribution of Christianity

Nov 9, 2003

A Vatican representative participating at the 113th session of the Committee of the Ministers of the Council of Europe, recently... Read more

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Pope tells PLO Christians to reject terrorism, serve Palestinian people

Nov 9, 2003

On Monday Pope John Paul II received a delegation of Christian Palestinians from the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), calling on... Read more

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Human mind goes beyond the brain the Pope says

Nov 9, 2003

During an audience with the members of the Pontifical Academy of the Sciences –which  is celebrating its  400th anniversary—Pope John... Read more

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Stem cell yes, but not from human embryos, the Pope says

Nov 9, 2003

During  the audience with the members of the Pontifical Academy of the Sciences gathered in Rome these days, Pope John... Read more