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Pope to preside at key Holy Week celebrations

Mar 29, 2004

The Vatican Press Office released today the schedule of Holy Week activities to be presided over by John Paul II. Read more

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Pope receives more US Bishops of first group in “Ad Limina” visit

Mar 29, 2004

Pope John Paul II received on Tuesday in separate audiences six prelates of the first group of US Bishops on... Read more

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Vatican to present book on Liturgical Reform

Mar 29, 2004

On Friday, April 2, the Vatican will present to the press the book “Spiritus et Sponsa,” which includes the conferences... Read more

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Pope says frequent Confession needed to achieve holiness

Mar 28, 2004

Addressing the participants of a course on the “internal forum” organized by the Tribunal of the Apostolic Penitentiary, Pope John... Read more

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Pope makes plight in favor of Children in distress around the world

Mar 28, 2004

Pope John Paul II centered his Angelus prayer on Sunday on the critical situation of children in the world who... Read more

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Pope receives first group of US Bishops in Ad Limina Visit

Mar 28, 2004

Pope John Paul II received in separate audiences the first group of US bishops on their Ad Limina visit. Read more

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Pope recalls 10th anniversary of the tragedy in Rwanda

Mar 28, 2004

After reciting the Angelus on Sunday, Pope John Paul II recalled the ethnic clashes in Rwanda that ended in genocide... Read more

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Bishops must be “fearless prophets,” Pope tells Australian episcopate

Mar 25, 2004

Speaking to a group of bishops from Australia who are in Rome for their “ad limina” visit, Pope John Paul... Read more

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Cardinal Secretary of State celebrated Mass for victims of March 11

Mar 25, 2004

Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Vatican’s Secretary of State, presided at a Mass on Friday at St. Mary Major Basilica for the... Read more

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Pope speaks about European Unity after receiving Charlemagne Award

Mar 24, 2004

The city of Aachen (Germany) bestowed upon Pope John Paul II an extraordinary edition of the International Charlemagne Award, a... Read more

Pope recalls World’s consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Mar 23, 2004

During today’s general audience, on the eve of the feast of the Annunciation, Pope John Paul recalled he has entrusted... Read more

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Pope’s new book to be released on May 18

Mar 23, 2004

The latest book written by John Paul II, entitled “Rise, Let Us Be Going,” recalling his life experience as a... Read more

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Pope set to release new document on the liturgy

Mar 23, 2004

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger revealed this Monday that Pope John Paul II has already signed the Latin version of a new... Read more

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US Bishops to begin "ad Limina" visit to the Vatican Next Week

Mar 23, 2004

The first group of U.S. bishops will  arrive here on  March 28   for their “Ad Limina Apostolorum” visit, the once-every-five-years... Read more

Vatican presents book with shocking stories of martyrdom in Eastern churches

Mar 22, 2004

Cardinal Ignace Moussa I Daoud, Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, presented this morning at the Holy See... Read more

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Pope appoints new bishops for New Jersey and Montana

Mar 22, 2004

Pope John Paul II appointed today Bishop Joseph Anthony Galante, coadjutor of Dallas (Texas) as the new Bishop of Camden... Read more

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Pope defends rights of persons in "vegetative" state, questions term "vegetative"

Mar 21, 2004

Any "patient in a vegetative state had the right to basic sanitary assistance – food, water and hygiene – and... Read more

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Holy See deplores killing of Palestinean radical leader

Mar 21, 2004

The Vatican Spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls, said this morning that "the Holy See joins the international community in deploring" the killing... Read more

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After proclaiming four new blessed, Pope encourages Spaniards after attack

Mar 21, 2004

On Sunday, after proclaiming four new blessed -two of them Spanish, - Pope John Paul encouraged again Spaniards after the... Read more

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Pope thanks Neocatechumenal Way for vocation formation

Mar 17, 2004

Pope John Paul this morning welcomed authorities and seminarians of Rome’s “Redemptoris Mater” seminary, and described it as  “a new... Read more