Vatican News

Pope thanks faithful for their “fervent prayers”

Feb 1, 2005

Today while presiding at a Mass for the annual Day for Consecrated Life, Archbishop Franc Rode, prefect for the Congregation... Read more

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Italian Health Minister optimistic about Pope's recovery

Feb 1, 2005

Pope John Paul's health is improving and doctors are optimistic about his recovery, Girolamo Sirchia, Italy's health minister said this... Read more

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Pope says priestly candidates must be capable of living celibacy

Jan 31, 2005

In a message made public today, the Holy Father stressed that seminaries must carefully verify the capability of their candidates... Read more

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Flu-like symptoms cause Holy Father to cancel Wednesday audience

Jan 31, 2005

Holy See Press Office Director Joaquin Navarro-Valls announced this morning that the Holy Father will not hold his usual Wednesday... Read more

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Pope focuses prayer on humane medical treatment, especially for the poor

Jan 31, 2005

Today, the Vatican announced the Holy Father's general prayer intention for the month of February.  Read more

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Pope encourages Legionaries to be faithful to their founder and united to the rock of Peter

Jan 31, 2005

The Holy Father addressed the third Ordinary General Chapter of the Legion of Christ, currently meeting in Rome in a... Read more

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Holy See recommends change of structure for United Nations

Jan 31, 2005

Yesterday in New York, the Holy See’s permanent observer to the United Nations, Archbishop Celestino Migliore addressed the plenary regarding... Read more

Pope John Paul II hospitalized for flu complications

Jan 31, 2005

Pope John Paul II has been hospitalized in Rome, CNA has learned. The ailing pontiff was taken to the Agostino... Read more

Holy Father to suspend audiences due to “flu-like symptoms”

Jan 30, 2005

This morning, Holy See Press Office Director Joaquin Navarro-Valls stated that, "the Holy Father, due to flu-like symptoms which began... Read more

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New Catholic statistics show worldwide growth in church

Jan 30, 2005

This morning the Holy Father was presented with the Pontifical Yearbook, also known as the "Annuario Pontificio" for 2005, which... Read more

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Pope reminds annulment officials to seek truth, not expedient solutions

Jan 30, 2005

On Saturday, in the Vatican, the Holy Father received the dean, prelate auditors, officials, and lawyers of the tribunal of the... Read more

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Mixed commission for sexual abuse cases to reconvene today

Jan 30, 2005

Today, the mixed commission for the examination of norms in the cases of priestly sexual abuse against minors began work... Read more

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Pope prays that worldwide solidarity shown in tsunami disaster will serve as source of hope

Jan 30, 2005

On Friday, a message, dated January 22, from the Holy Father to Archbishop Paul Josef Cordes, president of the Pontifical... Read more

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“Even the young can be peacemakers”, says Holy Father

Jan 30, 2005

Before praying the Angelus yesterday, the Pope greeted numerous children and young people from Italian Catholic Action present in St... Read more

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Pope appoints prominent U.S. clergy to Congregation for Catholic Education

Jan 30, 2005

On Saturday, the Vatican made public that the Holy Father appointed prominent Americans, Bishop Allen Henry Vigneron of Oakland, and... Read more

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Pope encourages “real bonds of communion” between Christians of East and West

Jan 27, 2005

The Holy Father this morning extended his, "fraternal best wishes to my venerable brothers, the heads of your Churches" as... Read more

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Pope will support Armenian efforts for “solid and lasting peace”

Jan 27, 2005

This morning Pope John Paul II received Robert Kocharian, president of the Republic of Armenia to the Vatican, and recalled... Read more

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John Paul II appoints new Bishop of Wichita

Jan 27, 2005

Today, the Holy Father appointed Msgr. Michael Owen Jackels of Lincoln, Nebraska, as bishop of Wichita. Read more

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Holy See sponsoring contest to promote classical languages

Jan 27, 2005

The Holy See announced this week it will sponsor a contest for articles and reports on film and television that... Read more

Pope calls for increased respect of elderly in Lenten message

Jan 26, 2005

The Pope used the words of Moses to express his theme for Lent 2005, which was published today in English,... Read more