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Pope addresses poor and oppressed in March prayer intention

Feb 28, 2005

Today, the Vatican announced Pope John Paul II new general prayer and mission intentions for this month.  Read more

Vatican calls Pope’s condition ‘good’

Feb 27, 2005

This morning Holy See Press Office Director Joaquin Navarro-Valls gave journalists a medical bulletin outlining the current state of the... Read more

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‘Be instruments of mercy and communion’ Pope tells Czech group

Feb 27, 2005

On Friday, the Vatican made public a message written from the Pope to Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, archbishop of Prague, Czech... Read more

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Globalization Report stresses value and dignity of work

Feb 27, 2005

The conclusions of a Report of the World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization was presented Friday afternoon at... Read more

Pope John Paul resting; breathing on own following tracheotomy

Feb 24, 2005

The Vatican this morning released a much anticipated statement on the condition of Pope John Paul II who underwent tracheotomy... Read more

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Vatican announces second synod of African bishops

Feb 24, 2005

Today the Vatican publicized a Message from Pope John Paul to Archbishop Nikola Eterovic, secretary general of the Synod of... Read more

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Pope readmitted to hospital; Vatican cites flu-relapse

Feb 23, 2005

The Vatican announced this morning that Pope John Paul II has been readmitted to Gemelli hospital with a relapse of... Read more

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Cardinal announces five to be canonized

Feb 23, 2005

Cardinal Secretary of State Angelo Sodano, by request of the Pope this morning, presided at the Ordinary Public Consistory for... Read more

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Holy See praises UN delegations which support ‘distributive justice’

Feb 23, 2005

On Tuesday, Archbishop Celestino Migliore, permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, addressed the 59th General Assembly... Read more

Pope resting after tracheotomy surgery

Feb 23, 2005

Vatican Press Director Joaquin Navarro-Valls confirmed a short time ago that doctors at Rome’s Gemelli hospital have successfully performed a... Read more

Pope’s new book presented last night

Feb 22, 2005

Memory and Identity, Pope John Paul II’s most recent book, was presented yesterday evening at a press conference in Rome's... Read more

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Pope addresses crowd through TV, asks to live a Lent of solidarity

Feb 22, 2005

Pope John Paul greeted pilgrims gathered at the Vatican this morning over a television link from the library of his... Read more

Pope says, we must not “squander” health

Feb 20, 2005

The Vatican publicized a letter from John Paul II to Bishop Elio Sgreccia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life,... Read more

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We draw new vigor from the Eucharist, says Pope at Sunday Angelus

Feb 20, 2005

Sunday morning, thousands of pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square to see Pope John Paul who celebrated his second Sunday... Read more

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We should praise those who do good in the media, says Archbishop Foley

Feb 20, 2005

This morning, the Pontifical Council for Social Communications celebrated Mass for their annual plenary session in St. Peter’s Basilica.  Read more

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Archbishop calls Pope’s new Letter to Communicators, “a masterpiece of intuition”

Feb 20, 2005

This morning, Archbishop John Foley, president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, presented a new Apostolic Letter from Pope... Read more

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Pope to preside at Wednesday general audience

Feb 20, 2005

The Vatican announced today that on Wednesday, the Holy Father will make his third public appearance since his release from... Read more

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Vatican concludes Lenten retreat, strengthened to bear witness to “God’s new and eternal covenant with humanity”

Feb 20, 2005

Saturday morning, the Vatican household concluded the annual Lenten spiritual excercises preached by Bishop Renato Corti of Novara, Italy. Read more

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Pope expresses condolences for former Lebanese Prime Minister

Feb 17, 2005

The Vatican released the contents of a telegram from Pope John Paul II offering his condolences over the Valentine’s Day... Read more

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Vatican confirms Pope’s visit with Italian President Ciampi

Feb 17, 2005

In the midst of heavy speculation regarding the level of activity Pope John Paul II will be able to maintain... Read more