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October 2005 Synod on Eucharist a sign of reciprocity, says Pope

Nov 15, 2004

Pope John Paul II said this morning, in a meeting with the general secretariat of the Synod of Bishops, that... Read more

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Pope John Paul II blesses actor who plays role of Karol Wojtyla in new movie

Nov 15, 2004

Expressing his surprise upon learning of the making of a movie about his life, Pope John Paul II left the... Read more

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Inscribe fundamental rights, defense of all human dignity into law, says Pope to Iraq

Nov 14, 2004

Meeting with the Iraqi ambassador to the Holy See, Albert Edward Ismail Yelda, this morning, Pope John Paul II affirmed... Read more

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Fidelity to charismatic roots ensures more effective apostolate, says Pope

Nov 14, 2004

Pope John Paul II, receiving participants in the general chapter of the Congregation of St. Elizabeth, told them that the... Read more

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Eucharist is full expression of thanksgiving, says Pope

Nov 14, 2004

In reflections made before praying the Angelus in St. Peter’s Square yesterday, Pope John Paul II, noting that Italy was... Read more

Euthanasia does not redeem persons from suffering, it suppresses them

Nov 11, 2004

Receiving participants in the international conference on palliative cures at the Vatican this morning, Pope John Paul II issued strong... Read more

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Forming critical conscience is “greatest cultural challenge of our times,” says Pope

Nov 11, 2004

In a meeting with the president of Portugal, Jorge Sampaio, this morning, Pope John Paul II said that "the formation... Read more

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Scientific research must not violate the “intangibility” of every human being, says Pope

Nov 11, 2004

Pope John Paul II sent a message to the president of the Association of Italian Catholic Doctors, Domenico Di Virgilio,... Read more

Pope sends condolences to Palestinian people upon death of Yasser Arafat

Nov 10, 2004

Upon learning of the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat this morning, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Vatican secretary of state, sent... Read more

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Vatican reiterates desire for two independent and reconciled states in Holy Land

Nov 10, 2004

The Vatican issued a statement following the death of Palestinian National Authority president Yasser Arafat, who passed away this morning... Read more

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Eucharist a foretaste of Heaven, says Pope at Mass for deceased cardinals

Nov 10, 2004

Presiding at Mass this morning in St. Peter’s Basilica for the repose for the sould of the cardinals and bishops... Read more

Choose to trust in God, not in false values, says Pope

Nov 9, 2004

In today’s general audience held in St. Peter’s Square and in the Paul VI Hall, Pope John Paul II speaking... Read more

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Pope thanks God for Poland’s freedom, urges dedication to the common good

Nov 9, 2004

In words after today’s general audience at the Vatican, Pope John Paul II, speaking to fellow Poles in the audience... Read more

Family is place of spiritual and moral formation of young people, says Pope

Nov 8, 2004

Pope John Paul II, receiving bishops this morning from the Episcopal Conference of the Indian Ocean (CEDOI), invited "Christian people... Read more

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Make Christ present in the world through personal witness, says Pope to consecrated

Nov 8, 2004

Pope John Paul II, in a meeting with Teresian Carmelite Missionaries this morning, re-affirmed that the challenge of consecrated life... Read more

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“Beauty of Christ” is inspiration for artistic patrimony over last 2000 years, says Pope

Nov 8, 2004

During a meeting today of the Coordinating Council Between Pontifical Academies, founded by Pope John Paul II in 1995,  Archbishop... Read more

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Pope to preside at Mass for 150th anniversary of Immaculate Conception dogma

Nov 8, 2004

Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the proclamation... Read more

To benefit humanity, scientific creativity must be detached from ideology, profit, says Pope

Nov 7, 2004

This morning Pope John Paul II received participants of the plenary session of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, whose theme... Read more

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Eucharist is the pinnacle of prayer for the dead, says Pope

Nov 7, 2004

Pope John Paul II, prior to praying the Angelus yesterday with the faithful in St. Peter’s Square, reminded them that... Read more

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Hindus and Christians must work together to support children, says Holy See

Nov 7, 2004

In the annual message of the Holy See to Hindus on the festival of Diwali which represents the victory of... Read more