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Pope denounces attacks in Iraq

Sep 15, 2005

Pope Benedict XVI energetically denounced the latest attacks in Iraq, which have left more than 100 dead, and he expressed... Read more

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Vatican backs goals and objectives of the summit, Cardinal Sodano to United Nations

Sep 15, 2005

Secretary of State, Cardinal Angelo Sodano gave his speech earlier today to the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN).... Read more

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Chief rabbis meet pope, urge promotion of Nostra Aetate

Sep 14, 2005

Israel's two chief rabbis met Pope Benedict XVI today to mark the 40th anniversary of Nostra Aetate, a document which... Read more

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Pope calls Catholics to mend split between faith and daily life, 'a serious error of our age'

Sep 14, 2005

Earlier today, Pope Benedict XVI met with visiting Mexican bishops and challenged them to help change their country's social structure,... Read more

Old Testament Temple points toward Christ, symbolizes God's presence with His people, says Pope

Sep 13, 2005

In his general audience today, held at St. Peter's Square, Pope Benedict XVI told gathered pilgrims that the relationship between... Read more

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Pope blesses statue of St. Josemaria Escriva

Sep 13, 2005

At the conclusion of his general audience today at St. Peter's Square, Pope Benedict XVI bestowed his blessing upon a... Read more

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Vatican Radio to air special on life of Benedict XVI

Sep 13, 2005

Vatican Radio announced it would air a special radio program on the life of Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday, September... Read more

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Have courage to commit to peace and dialogue, says Pope

Sep 12, 2005

In a letter sent today by way of Cardinal Secretary of State Angelo Sodano, Pope Benedict XVI told participants of... Read more

Celebration of Eucharist, unites us to Christ's cross, says Pope

Sep 11, 2005

During his noontime Angelus prayer yesterday, held at the papal summer residence of Castelgandolfo, Pope Benedict XVI invited gathered pilgrims... Read more

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Pope encourages world leaders meeting in NYC to seek solutions to world violence, poverty, sickness, hunger

Sep 11, 2005

Following the noontime Angelus prayer at his Castelgandolfo summer residence yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI offered prayers for a meeting of... Read more

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Church is a vital sign of unity in Europe, says Archbishop Lajolo; its history and role cannot be ignored, or put aside

Sep 11, 2005

On Friday, Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo, the Vatican's Secretary for Relations with States, told members of the fifth International Congress of... Read more

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Vatican envoy brings message of Pope's solidarity to devastated U.S. Gulf Coast

Sep 11, 2005

Archbishop Paul Josef Cordes, head of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, is in the U.S. Gulf Coast this week to... Read more

Vatican reconfirms 5 canonizations and 26 blesseds to be declared in October: Pope Benedict following John Paul’s lead

Sep 8, 2005

The Vatican reconfirmed today that Pope Benedict XVI plans to canonize five blesseds and declare 26 beatifications later this month. Read more

Pope Benedict: Church in Mexico must provide ‘Integral formation’ in all areas of the Church; for all ages

Sep 7, 2005

Meeting at his summer residence of Castelgandolfo earlier today, Pope Benedict told visiting prelates from the Mexican bishop’s conference that... Read more

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Vatican congress to discuss scripture in the life of the Church; celebrate 40th anniversary of Dei Verbum

Sep 7, 2005

Later this month, Biblical scholars and Episcopal leaders from around the world will descend on Rome to explore the role... Read more

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Pope appoints new Synod participants

Sep 7, 2005

This morning the Holy See Press room announced the names of the bishops apointed by Pope Benedict XVI to the... Read more

“Continually model our image on that of the Son of God," Pope Benedict says in General Audience

Sep 6, 2005

On his Wednesday General Audience, held this morning in St. Peter's Square in the presence of 20,000 people, Pope Benedict... Read more

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Cardinal participates in International Forum on the model and frontiers of Europe

Sep 6, 2005

The fifteenth economic forum promoted by the Study Institute for Eastern Europe opens this evening in Krynica, Poland, on the... Read more

Pope to Declare Five New Saints next October

Sep 5, 2005

Pope Benedict XVI is to declare five people saints next month as he will preside over his first saint-making ceremony,... Read more

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Pope expresses condolences for Austrian cable car accident

Sep 5, 2005

Earlier today, Pope Benedict XVI sent a message expressing his condolences and prayers to Bishop Manfred Scheuer of Innsbruck, Austria... Read more