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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

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Vatican Secretary of State appeals for aid to sub-Saharan Africa

Feb 17, 2005

Earlier today, the Vatican made public a letter of thanks from secretary of State Cardinal Angelo Sodano, to Archbishop Seraphin... Read more

Pope’s new book to span millenniums

Feb 16, 2005

The Italian publishing house Rizzoli announced Wednesday that John Paul II’s newest book, Memory and Identity; Conversations Between Millenniums is... Read more

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Pontifical Academy seeks to redefine cultural definition of “health”

Feb 16, 2005

In a press conference this morning at the Vatican, Bishop Elio Sgreccia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, discussed... Read more

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Doctors say Pope is stable but still needs more recovery

Feb 16, 2005

In an interview with the Italian daily “Avvenire,” Dr. Rodolfo Proietti, director of emergency services at Gemelli Hospital, reported that... Read more

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Fatima visionary leaves us with a great example of faithfulness and obedience, says Pope

Feb 15, 2005

Yesterday, a message from the Holy Father was read at the funeral of Sister Lucia, the last survivor of the... Read more

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Pope John Paul II sent letter of encouragement to Sister Lucia day before her death

Feb 15, 2005

According to the Portuguese Catholic news agency, Ecclesia, Bishop Albino Cleto of Coimbra, Portugal, revealed this week that Sister Lucia,... Read more

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Report says globalization needs to respect human rights and dignity of the individual

Feb 14, 2005

The Vatican has announced that the conclusion to a report on Globalization published last year is due to be presented... Read more

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Vatican shows that Lenten retreat has deep roots

Feb 14, 2005

Yesterday, the Holy Father and the Roman curia entered into their annual Lenten retreat, which will last through the week.  Read more

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We must carry our cross together with Christ, Pope tells faithful on Sunday

Feb 13, 2005

Yesterday, the Holy Father made his first public appearance since being released from Rome’s Gemelli hospital. He appeared at the... Read more

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Pope, Roman Curia enter into Lenten retreat

Feb 13, 2005

Yesterday evening, at 6pm, the Holy Father and the papal household, entered into their annual spiritual retreat on the theme,... Read more

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Pope invites world’s sick to unite themselves to Jesus—“a man who knows suffering”

Feb 13, 2005

On Saturday, the Vatican made public a message of thanks from the Holy Father given to Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan,... Read more

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Pope urges French Bishops against unbalanced secularism

Feb 13, 2005

The theme of a letter released Saturday from Pope John Paul II to the bishops of France concerned relations between... Read more

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Pope anxious to get back to work

Feb 10, 2005

The Pope is back home at the Vatican today after his release Thursday evening from the Gemelli hospital in Rome. Read more

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Pope appoints Vingt-Trois new Archbishop of Paris

Feb 10, 2005

Just back from the hospital after his recent bout with the flu, Pope John Paul II yesterday appointed Andre Vingt-Trois,... Read more

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Pope praises Brazilian Campaign on Solidarity and Peace

Feb 9, 2005

The Vatican made public a letter from the Pope today announcing the theme for the 2005 Brazilian Lenten Fraternity Campaign,... Read more

John Paul II departs hospital and arrives at Vatican in popemobile

Feb 9, 2005

Looking cheerful and imparting blessings to those who lined the streets of Rome to see him, Pope John Paul II... Read more

Holy Father likely to leave hospital today

Feb 9, 2005

Joaquin Navarro-Valls, director of the Holy See Press Office, announced this morning that, "It is expected that the Holy Father's... Read more

Pope celebrates Ash Wednesday Mass from hospital

Feb 8, 2005

According to the Holy See Press Office, “this morning the Holy Father presided at the concelebration of Ash Wednesday Mass... Read more