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Pope’s prayer intentions for December: children, inculturation of the Gospel

Nov 30, 2004

The Holy Father's general prayer intention for the month of December is: "That children may be considered as precious gifts... Read more

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Cultivate intimacy with Christ, says Pope to Legionaries, on anniversary of founder

Nov 29, 2004

The 60th anniversary of the priestly ordination of Fr. Marcial Maciel Degollado, the founder and superior general of the Legionaries... Read more

By returning relics to Orthodox, Pope marks desire to speed up Christian unity

Nov 28, 2004

Pope John Paul II manifested his desire for Christian unity when he handed over the relics of Saint John Chrysostom... Read more

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Rediscover the mystery and significance of Sunday, says Pope

Nov 28, 2004

Speaking yesterday from his balcony overlooking St. Peter’s square befor praying the Angelus, Pope John Paul II urged Christians to... Read more

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Pope’s handing over of saints relics to Orthodox not a “reparation,” says Vatican

Nov 28, 2004

The Vatican has issued a statement saying that some media reports that have presented Pope John Paul II’s handing over... Read more

Pope calls for a National Day of Prayer for Vocations in the US

Nov 25, 2004

Pope John Paul II called on the Church in the United States to establish a National Day of Prayer for... Read more

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Nations must guarantee human dignity of prisoners, Pope says

Nov 25, 2004

Pope John Paul II called on all nations this morning to ensure that prisoners are guaranteed their basic human rights... Read more

Parish is key place to announce Christ and educate Christians, says Pope

Nov 24, 2004

Receiving participants this morning in the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Laity who are reflecting on the theme... Read more

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1 in 4 centers dedicated to treating HIV/AIDS in the world are Catholic, says Cardinal

Nov 24, 2004

In a message for World AIDS Day, the President of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Health workers... Read more

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Holy See calls for banishing of “social stigma” against AIDS victims

Nov 24, 2004

The President of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Health workers and the Sick said the stigma associated... Read more

Pope encourages youth to make Christ center of their lives

Nov 23, 2004

At the end of today’s general audience at the Paul VI Hall in the Vatican Pope John Paul II exhorted... Read more

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Pope to mark act of reconciliation with Greek Orthodox by returning saints’ relics to Ecumenical Patriarch

Nov 22, 2004

The relics of Saints Gregory Nazianzus and John Chrysostom, two of the eight Great Doctors of the Church, will be... Read more

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Pope receives honors from university for contribution to dialogue between faith and science.

Nov 22, 2004

Pope John Paul II, on receiving this morning the rector and members of the faculty and staff of the Nicolaus... Read more

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Vatican announces "catalogue" of new international movements and lay associations in the Church

Nov 22, 2004

The Vatican has announced the recent publication of a "Catalogue of International Associations of the Faithful" in response to Pope... Read more

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Council for the Laity to reflect on challenges facing parishes in the third millenium

Nov 22, 2004

The 21st Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, which will be held in Rome between November 24-28,... Read more

Pope calls families to ‘singular mission’: build God’s Kindgom in history

Nov 21, 2004

Pope John Paul II has called married couples and families to their “singular” and “urgent” mission…”in building the Church and... Read more

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On feast of Christ the King, Pope marks 40th anniversary of Vatican II document "Lumen Gentium"

Nov 21, 2004

During the Angelus in Saint Peter’s Square yesterday, the solemnity of Christ the King,  Pope John Paul II recalled that... Read more

Society absent of God self-destructs, says Ratzinger, points to current political, legal and sexual culture

Nov 18, 2004

In an interview published in Italian newspaper "La Reppublica" today, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine... Read more

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Evangelize Asia with faith that penetrates every aspect of life, says Pope

Nov 18, 2004

Receiving members of the post-synodal council of the Special Assembly for Asia, held in April and May, 1998, Pope John... Read more

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Pope sends telegram of condolence on the death of Cardinal Aramburu

Nov 18, 2004

In a telegram sent this morning to Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, on the death... Read more