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Pope appoints new bishop of Salina, U.S.A

Oct 20, 2004

Pope John Paul II this morning appointed Fr. Paul S. Coakley of the clergy of Wichita, U.S.A., and vice chancellor... Read more

Great riches not advantage, better to be poor and live as one with God, says Pope

Oct 19, 2004

Pope John Paul II spoke on the “Vanity of riches,” the theme of the first part of Psalm 48, in... Read more

Praying for honors for Servants of God creates conditions for miracles, says Pope

Oct 18, 2004

Welcoming pilgrims from the diocese of Pelplin in Poland this morning, Pope John Paul II confirmed that their pilgrimage to... Read more

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Jewish and Catholic solidarity in essential values, says statement

Oct 18, 2004

The Holy See’s Commission for Religious Relations with Jews, headed by Cardinal Jorge Mejia, and  Delegations of the Chief Rabbinate... Read more

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Pope meets with president of Paraguay, encourages country to preserve Christian faith

Oct 18, 2004

Pope John Paul II met yesterday with Paraguayan President Nicanor Duarte Frutos, expressing his affection for the people of that... Read more

Pope John Paul II inaugurates Year of the Eucharist

Oct 17, 2004

Pope John Paul II inaugurated the year of the Eucharist with the celebration of Mass on Sunday, October 17, concomitantly... Read more

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Powerful anti-Christian lobbies drown voice of Pope and Church, says cardinal

Oct 17, 2004

In a press conference this morning in the Holy See Press Office, Cardinal Renato Martino of the Pontifical Council for... Read more

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Year of Eucharist should be a strong time of encountering Christ, says Pope

Oct 17, 2004

During the noon Angelus in St. Peter’s Square yesterday, Pope John Paul II spoke about the Year of the Eucharist,... Read more

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Children are future and hope of mankind: do not be indifferent to their suffering, says Pope

Oct 17, 2004

Pope John Paul II, speaking to participants in the World Conference of Women Parliamentarians for the Care of Children and... Read more

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Population planning must be ethical, based on integral vision of human future, Vatican says

Oct 17, 2004

Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Permanent Observer of the Holy See before the United Nations, noted the “serious threat” to the future... Read more

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Russian army performs concert for Pope’s 26th anniversary, receives blessing

Oct 17, 2004

On Saturday October 16, The Russian Army choir, orchestra and ballet corps performed in honor of Pope John Paul II’s... Read more

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Cardinal Martino calls pontificate of John Paul II one of history’s greatest blessings

Oct 17, 2004

During a press conference in the Holy See Press Office this morning, Cardinal Renato Martino of the Pontifical Council for... Read more

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Pope thanks Catholic radios for working to consolidate Europe's Christian identity

Oct 14, 2004

In an audience with members of the European Conference of Christian Radios (ECCR) today Pope John Paul II thanked the... Read more

Congregation of Liturgy releases suggestions for Year of the Eucharist

Oct 13, 2004

The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of Sacraments has released a document today with suggestions and proposals for... Read more

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Vatican encourages recovering use of Latin, Gregorian chant

Oct 13, 2004

The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of Sacraments, in its new document, “The Year of the Eucharist: Suggestions... Read more

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Pope Appoints three new Bishops in the US

Oct 13, 2004

Pope John Paul II has appointed three new bishops to lead the U.S. dioceses of Columbus, Grand Island, and Harrisburg. Read more

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Papal audiences were attended by 1.5 million faithful in 2004

Oct 13, 2004

The Prefecture of the Papal Household, on the annual publication of the figures relative to papal audiences, just before the... Read more

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Papal Mass on October 17 to inaugurate Year of the Eucharist

Oct 12, 2004

Pope John Paul II will inaugurate the Year of the Eucharist with the celebration of a Mass t 5:30 p.m.... Read more

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Men are created for holiness, Pope says

Oct 12, 2004

Pope John Paul II affirmed that human beings are chosen, in the “eternal divine design” to be “holy and blameless... Read more

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There is no ethics without full respect for human person, Vatican says at UNESCO summit

Oct 12, 2004

Msgr. Francesco Follo, Holy See permanent observer to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on the occasion of... Read more