Vatican News

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Church helped develop ‘incomparable heritage’ for the world: John Paul II

May 9, 2004

Pope John Paul II underlined the prominent role the Roman Catholic Church has played, and continues to play, in the... Read more

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Israeli ambassador says relations between Vatican and Israel on a new path

May 6, 2004

The Israeli ambassador to the Holy See, Obed Ben Hur, has confirmed to CNA that a true “change of direction”... Read more

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Ukraine “is driven by the desire to reach full unity with all Christians," says Pope

May 6, 2004

The Pope spoke of the unique identity and mission of Ukraine this morning, on receiving the the credentials of the... Read more

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U.S. based Papal Fund an example of love and commitment to Church and Pope

May 6, 2004

Addressing the members of the U.S. based Papal Foundation this morning at the Vatican, the Holy Father said that “the... Read more

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Pope to U.S. Bishops: Encourage a spirituality of communion and mission.

May 5, 2004

This morning the Holy Father met with twenty U.S. bishops from the ecclesiastical provinces of Detroit and Cincinnati on their... Read more

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“Always be faithful” to “service to the Successor of Peter,” Pope to Swiss Guard

May 5, 2004

This morning the Holy Father received the 33 new members of the Swiss Guard to be sworn in this afternoon.... Read more

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Christ is Lord of history, and human beings are projects of the Father’s love

May 4, 2004

The Holy Father meditated on the Canticle of St. Paul’s Letter to the Colossians in today’s general audience, which presents... Read more

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Thirty-three new Swiss Guards to be sworn in tomorrow

May 4, 2004

Thirty-three new recruits will be sworn into the Pontifical Swiss Guards at 5pm tomorrow in the San Damaso Courtyard of... Read more

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Pope assures his “prayers and paternal affection” for kidnapped priest

May 3, 2004

The Holy See Press Office declared this morning that Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Vatican secretary of state, sent a letter to... Read more

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Pope: Law must promote dignity and freedom by recognizing the truth

May 3, 2004

"For legal systems and juridical instruments to be of real service to all men and women, especially the poor and... Read more

Vatican confirms Pope’s Apostolic trip to Switzerland, June 5th-6th

May 2, 2004

The Holy Father will travel to Switzerland’s capital, Bern, to attend the national gathering of Catholic youth on June 5... Read more

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Europes “identity cannot be understood without Christianity,” says Pope

May 2, 2004

After praying the Regina Coeli from his study window with the crowd gathered in St. Peters square the Pope commented... Read more

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Pope ordains 26 new priests, calls them to “new evangelization.”

May 2, 2004

Last Sunday, the 4th of Easter and also the World Day of Vocations, the Pope ordained 26 deacons of the... Read more

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Holy Father calls for holiness in response to advancing secularism

May 2, 2004

In a message sent to Bishop Salvatore Boccaccio of Frosinone, on the 17th centenary of the death of St. Ambrose,... Read more

Pope appeals for release of hostages in Iraq, assures his solidarity

Apr 29, 2004

Thursday afternoon Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass for the release of hostages held in Iraq and for all who... Read more

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Family “irreplaceable” in building inter-generational solidarity, says Holy Father

Apr 29, 2004

In an address this morning to members of the Pontifical Academy for Social Sciences, who are celebrating their annual plenary... Read more

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Vatican says no to churches used as mosques

Apr 29, 2004

A formal request to share the Roman Catholic cathedral in Cordoba with the city’s Muslims was not advanced to the... Read more

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“Holiness central to life and identity of every Bishop,” says Pope

Apr 28, 2004

Addressing bishops from the ecclesiastical provinces of Baltimore and Washington who end their ‘ad limina’ visit today, the Holy Father... Read more

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Evangelization of world requires 'experts' in the Eucharist, says Pope

Apr 28, 2004

“To evangelize the world there is need of apostles who are 'experts' in the celebration, adoration and contemplation of the... Read more

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Seek God’s face in prayer, says Pope

Apr 27, 2004

Pope John Paul II taught today that the way to attain the vision of God’s face in this life is... Read more