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New compendium of social doctrine responds to current ethical, cultural, and pastoral challenges

Oct 24, 2004

Cardinal Renato Martino, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, presented the 500-page "Compendium of the Social Doctrine... Read more

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Pope saddened by death of Cardinal Hickey

Oct 24, 2004

Pope John Paul II sent a telegram to Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington, expressing his deep sadness upon learning... Read more

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Place talents at the service of the Church, says Pope to students

Oct 24, 2004

In his homily during the Mass for the inauguration of the academic year of ecclesiastical universities on Saturday October 23,... Read more

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Pope asks for support of missions, prays for missionary vocations

Oct 24, 2004

Before reciting the Angelus yesterday in St. Peter’s Square, Pope John Paul II, noting that it was World Mission Day,... Read more

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Chaste love defends the family against attack and fights AIDS, says Pope

Oct 21, 2004

Pope John Paul II, in an address to bishops from Angola and Sao Tome this morning – the 26th anniversary... Read more

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Be apostles with holiness of life, take Mary as model, says Pope to priests

Oct 20, 2004

Pope John Paul II addressed via satellite from the Vatican this morning over a thousand priests from eighty countries gathered... Read more

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Authentic communication founded on holiness, says Archbishop Foley

Oct 20, 2004

During his homily yesterday during the Mass for the dedication of the Blessed Columba Marmion Room for communications training for... Read more

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Pope appoints new bishop of Salina, U.S.A

Oct 20, 2004

Pope John Paul II this morning appointed Fr. Paul S. Coakley of the clergy of Wichita, U.S.A., and vice chancellor... Read more

Great riches not advantage, better to be poor and live as one with God, says Pope

Oct 19, 2004

Pope John Paul II spoke on the “Vanity of riches,” the theme of the first part of Psalm 48, in... Read more

Praying for honors for Servants of God creates conditions for miracles, says Pope

Oct 18, 2004

Welcoming pilgrims from the diocese of Pelplin in Poland this morning, Pope John Paul II confirmed that their pilgrimage to... Read more

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Jewish and Catholic solidarity in essential values, says statement

Oct 18, 2004

The Holy See’s Commission for Religious Relations with Jews, headed by Cardinal Jorge Mejia, and  Delegations of the Chief Rabbinate... Read more

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Pope meets with president of Paraguay, encourages country to preserve Christian faith

Oct 18, 2004

Pope John Paul II met yesterday with Paraguayan President Nicanor Duarte Frutos, expressing his affection for the people of that... Read more

Pope John Paul II inaugurates Year of the Eucharist

Oct 17, 2004

Pope John Paul II inaugurated the year of the Eucharist with the celebration of Mass on Sunday, October 17, concomitantly... Read more

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Powerful anti-Christian lobbies drown voice of Pope and Church, says cardinal

Oct 17, 2004

In a press conference this morning in the Holy See Press Office, Cardinal Renato Martino of the Pontifical Council for... Read more

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Year of Eucharist should be a strong time of encountering Christ, says Pope

Oct 17, 2004

During the noon Angelus in St. Peter’s Square yesterday, Pope John Paul II spoke about the Year of the Eucharist,... Read more

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Children are future and hope of mankind: do not be indifferent to their suffering, says Pope

Oct 17, 2004

Pope John Paul II, speaking to participants in the World Conference of Women Parliamentarians for the Care of Children and... Read more

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Population planning must be ethical, based on integral vision of human future, Vatican says

Oct 17, 2004

Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Permanent Observer of the Holy See before the United Nations, noted the “serious threat” to the future... Read more

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Russian army performs concert for Pope’s 26th anniversary, receives blessing

Oct 17, 2004

On Saturday October 16, The Russian Army choir, orchestra and ballet corps performed in honor of Pope John Paul II’s... Read more

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Cardinal Martino calls pontificate of John Paul II one of history’s greatest blessings

Oct 17, 2004

During a press conference in the Holy See Press Office this morning, Cardinal Renato Martino of the Pontifical Council for... Read more

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Pope thanks Catholic radios for working to consolidate Europe's Christian identity

Oct 14, 2004

In an audience with members of the European Conference of Christian Radios (ECCR) today Pope John Paul II thanked the... Read more