Vatican News

'I am spiritually with you,' says Pope in Holy Thursday message

Mar 23, 2005

In a message that was both poignant and reassuring, Pope John Paul II told the faithful that he was "spiritually... Read more

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Cardinal Lopez Trujillo: Eucharist is oxygen for the Church

Mar 23, 2005

The celebration and proclamation of the Eucharist and the Pascal Mystery are like oxygen for the whole Church and continually... Read more

Pope makes brief appearance from window

Mar 22, 2005

Despite new reports of failing health and the cancellation of his weekly general audience, Pope John Paul II made a... Read more

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Vatican calls on bishops to support Christian community in Holy Land with Good Friday collections

Mar 21, 2005

The Congregation for Oriental Churches has issued a call to bishops worldwide to support the Christian community in the Holy... Read more

Vatican says Schiavo must be kept alive

Mar 21, 2005

The Vatican has once again spoken out in favor of brain-damaged Terri Schiavo, who has been without food and water... Read more

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Doctor rules out new hospitalization of Pope

Mar 21, 2005

With heightened rumors in the press about the health of Pope John Paul II, the Pontiff’s medical team on Tuesday... Read more

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Pope tells university students to ‘renew art and culture’

Mar 20, 2005

In a message read by Archbishop Leonardo Sandri, substitute for the Secretariat of State today, the Holy Father told participants... Read more

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Pope tells youth to be ‘tireless witnesses to the glorious cross of Christ’

Mar 20, 2005

Following yesterday’s Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square, Pope John Paul II made a surprise appearance at the window... Read more

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Cardinal Ruini: In the cross, suffering takes on new meaning

Mar 20, 2005

Celebrating Palm Sunday Mass in the name of the Pope, Cardinal Camillo Ruini, vicar general for the diocese of Rome,... Read more

Pope demonstrates ‘unfathomable dignity’ of priesthood, says Cardinal Castrillon

Mar 17, 2005

This morning, Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos, prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, presented John Paul II’s long awaited Letter... Read more

‘Peace is the work of justice’, Pope tells conference

Mar 16, 2005

Yesterday, Pope John Paul II called on members of a conference examining the Church’s call to justice continue to foster... Read more

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Pope expresses hope for direction of Panama

Mar 16, 2005

Today the Vatican welcomed Lawrence Edward Chewning Fabrega, the new ambassador to the Holy See from Panama.  Read more

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Cardinal calls Holocaust Museum ‘a warning, a witness, and an appeal’

Mar 16, 2005

On March 15th, the new Holocaust History Museum at Yad Vashem Mausoleum in Jerusalem opened its doors. Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran,... Read more

Pope gives surprise blessing from Papal apartment

Mar 15, 2005

This morning, Pope John Paul II made a surprise appearance at the window of his Vatican apartment and gave numerous... Read more

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Vatican Conference to explore Church’s role in promoting justice

Mar 15, 2005

Delegates began gathering at the Vatican today for a meeting which will explore the need for justice worldwide and examine... Read more

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15,000 Rome youth expected at pre-World Youth Day celebration

Mar 15, 2005

15,000 young people around Rome are expected to descend upon St. John Lateran Basilica tomorrow in preparation for this summer’s... Read more

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Pope to issue Letter to Priests Friday

Mar 15, 2005

The Vatican announced today that the Holy Father's Letter to Priests for Holy Thursday this year, will be presented on... Read more

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Braxton appointed as Bishop of Belleville

Mar 14, 2005

Pope John Paul II today, has appointed Bishop Edward K. Braxton of Louisiana as the 8th Bishop of Belleville, Illinois.  Read more

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Archbishop Foley discusses religion and communications with Ukranian leaders

Mar 14, 2005

The Vatican announced today that Archbishop John P. Foley, president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, is in Kiev,... Read more

Pope speaks for first time since surgery; returns to Vatican

Mar 13, 2005

Shortly before returning to the Vatican Sunday, Pope John Paul II spoke publicly for the first time since his tracheotomy... Read more