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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

Deep spiritual life, based in sacraments, is the soul of apostolate, says Pope

Nov 4, 2004

Pope John Paul II, on receiving participants in the General Chapter of Augustinian Recollects this morning, spoke on the necessity... Read more

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Ideological attacks on marriage and family, sects, poverty, among challenges for Church in Americas, says Pope

Nov 4, 2004

Pope John Paul II, during a meeting this morning of the ninth post-synodal council of the general secretariat of the... Read more

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JPII Cultural Center promotes dialogue between faith and culture, says Pope

Nov 4, 2004

Pope John Paul II welcomed Cardinal Adam Maida of Detroit and the trustees of the John Paul II Cultural Center... Read more

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Pope to preside at Mass for deceased cardinals and bishops

Nov 4, 2004

Pope John Paul II will preside at a Mass on November 11 at 11.30 a.m. in St. Peter’s Basilica for... Read more

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John Paul II celebrates feast day with large group of Polish

Nov 4, 2004

Pope John Paul II celebrated his patron saint’s feast day, St. Charles Borromeo, by interrupting his routine work schedule to... Read more

Pope encourages Iraqi efforts to build democracy

Nov 3, 2004

Pope John Paul II met with Prime Minister Iyad Allawi this morning and encouraged him and the Iraqi people in... Read more

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Pope appoints new bishop of Alexandria, Louisiana

Nov 3, 2004

Monsignor Ronald P. Herzog, a priest of the diocese of Biloxi and pastor of Immaculate Conception parish, Laurel, Mississippi, has... Read more

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All people called to become God’s children, says Pope

Nov 2, 2004

Pope John Paul II spoke on the "Hymn of the Saved," from the Book of the Apocalypse during this morning’s... Read more

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Pope marks All Saints Day with prayers for victims of terrorism

Nov 1, 2004

From St. Peter’s Square, the Pope offered “special prayers for all the victims of terrorism.” Read more

Remembering Christian roots "fundamental" for Europe’s future, says Pope after Buttiglione steps down

Oct 31, 2004

After praying the Angelus with the faithful gathered in Saint Peter’s Square on Sunday, Pope John Paul II stressed the... Read more

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Pope to meet with Iraqi PM at Vatican

Oct 31, 2004

Pope John Paul II is to receive Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi in a private audience at the Vatican on... Read more

Compendium helps cause of justice, “opens people up to the horizons of charity,” says Pope

Oct 28, 2004

This morning Pope John Paul II, receiving participants in the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace... Read more

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Promote religious freedom, says Pope to Iran

Oct 28, 2004

Pope John Paul II received the ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mohammad Javad Faridzade, as he presented his... Read more

“No historian can forget” Europe’s Christian legacy, says Pope

Oct 27, 2004

This morning Pope John Paul II, receiving Romano Prodi, outgoing president of the European Commission, on the eve of the... Read more

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Cardinal Sodano: Announce Gospel of justice and peace in suffering world

Oct 27, 2004

Inaugurating the first world congress of ecclesiastical organizations committed to promoting justice and peace yesterday, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, secretary of... Read more

Money, success, power, not absolute, can’t save us from death, says Pope

Oct 26, 2004

In today’s general audience Pope John Paul II said that reflection on death puts things we ususally consider absolute into... Read more

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Pope shares in suffering of Iraq and of victims of terrorism

Oct 26, 2004

At the end of today’s general audience in St. Peter’s Square, Pope John Paul II expressed his “affectionate participation” in... Read more

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Vatican council discusses pastoral answers for world’s street children

Oct 25, 2004

The first International Meeting on Pastoral Care for Street Children was inaugurated yesterday in the Vatican by the Pontifical Council... Read more