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Pope is not writing any document or book during his vacations

Jul 11, 2004

Contrary to speculations that the Holy Father is writing a book or document during his vacation in Les Combes, northwest... Read more

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Pope highlights importance of silence in the midst of modern culture’s “noise”

Jul 11, 2004

The Holy Father spoke of the importance of silence in order to listen  to the “voice of God,”  during the... Read more

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Pope calls for solidarity to end poor countries' debt

Jul 8, 2004

In a letter to Cardinal Renato Martino president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, the Holy Father called... Read more

Vatican Budget is in the red, but church offerings are up, Cardinal reports

Jul 7, 2004

A supervisory committee of eight cardinals headed by Cardinal Sergio Sebastiani announced yesterday that the Vatican budget is in the... Read more

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Meeting on how to promote development to be held at the Vatican

Jul 6, 2004

On July 9 in the office of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace in the Vatican, an international study... Read more

Pope appoints a US Bishop to a Jamaican diocese

Jul 5, 2004

Pope John Paul II has appointed Bishop Gordon Dunlap Bennett, S.J., Auxiliary of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, U.S.A., as Bishop... Read more

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Pope appoints special envoy for the 50th Anniversary of the Basilica of Lisieux, home of the "Little Flower"

Jul 5, 2004

Made public today was a Letter by the Pope, written in Latin and dated June 11, in which he appointed... Read more

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Education must help in "being more" rather than "having more," Pope says

Jul 4, 2004

In an address this morning to the 100 participants of the European education symposium entitled  “The Challenges of Education: Recovery,... Read more

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Pope appoints new Auxliary Bishop in Baltimore

Jul 4, 2004

Pope John Paul II appointed on Saturday Msgr. Thomas Mitchell Rozanski, pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Severna... Read more

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Catholic and Orthodox can recover Europe's Christian soul, Pope says

Jul 4, 2004

Speaking of the recent visit to Rome of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I as he addressed the crowds of faithful who... Read more

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Before leaving to the Italian Alps, Pope wishes time of rest to workers

Jul 4, 2004

After the Angelus prayer, John Paul II said that he had accepted an invitation by the bishop of Aosta and... Read more

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Pope will not go to Mexico, but will close International Eucharistic Congress via satellite

Jul 4, 2004

The  Vatican Press office announced on Saturday that Pope John II will not go to Mexico to participate at the... Read more

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Jewish-Catholic Committee meets in Argentina

Jul 4, 2004

The 18th meeting of the International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee, organized by the Holy See Commission for Religious Relations with Jews... Read more

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Common resolution signed by Pope and Orthodox Patriarch confirms "desire to reach full communion"

Jul 1, 2004

At the end of their meeting yesterday afternoon, Pope John Paul II and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I signed a Common... Read more

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In farewell meeting Pope and Orthodox Patriarch vow to remain in "communion in prayer and fraternal charity."

Jul 1, 2004

The Holy Father and the Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I together gave thanks to God for the fraternity and  signified... Read more

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General Assembly agrees to upgrade status of the Holy See at the UN

Jul 1, 2004

Yesterday, at the United Nations headquarters in New York, the General Assembly adopted a Resolution, submitted as a presidential text,... Read more

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Pope prays for "spiritual" vacation season, young churches

Jun 30, 2004

The Holy Father's general prayer intention for the month of July is: "That all those who are able to benefit... Read more

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Mary Ann Glendon says "poor can't wait," speaking on behalf of the Holy See

Jun 30, 2004

Speaking on behalf of the Holy See, Mary Ann Glendon, president of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, has voiced... Read more

Pope wishes peace, freedom and prosperity on new Iraq

Jun 29, 2004

Pope John Paul II today expressed his wishes and prayers for the new Iraq on the occasion of the transfer... Read more

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In shared homily, Pope and Orthodox leader expressed commitment to work for unity

Jun 29, 2004

Pope John Paul II and the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I delivered a shared homily expressing their respective commitments... Read more