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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

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Pope's Apostolic Letter for the Year of the Eucharist now available in English

Oct 11, 2004

Pope John Paul II’s Apostolic Letter, Mane Nobiscum Domine,  "Stay with us, Lord," on the occasion of the Year of... Read more

Pope wants Catholics to give “strong witness” in political life

Oct 10, 2004

At the conclusion of the recitation of the Angelus this Sunday, Pope John Paul II greeted the participants of the... Read more

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Eucharist must move Christians to effective charity, Pope says

Oct 10, 2004

On Sunday, the day of the opening of the International Eucharistic Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, on the theme "'The Eucharist,... Read more

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Pope challenges youth to make Eucharist "the center of your life"

Oct 10, 2004

This morning Pope John Paul II received youth from the diocese of Rome who are participating in a mission to... Read more

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Protect unborn children from moment of conception, says Pope to Brazil

Oct 10, 2004

Pope John Paul II received the Brazilian ambassador this morning and asked that Brazilians “safeguard unborn children from the moment... Read more

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Pope asks Sisters of Notre Dame to renew fidelity to original charisma

Oct 10, 2004

Pope John Paul II received seventy participants in the 11th General Chapter of the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre... Read more

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Cardinals double as sports commentators on Vatican Radio

Oct 10, 2004

Vatican Radio has launched a program featuring Italian Cardinals and bishops offering their commentary on the popular Italian Soccer League,... Read more

Pope presents Apostolic Letter to mark beginning of Year of the Eucharist

Oct 7, 2004

Pope John Paul II's Apostolic Letter "Mane Nobiscum Domine" ("Stay with us, Lord"), on the occasion of the October 2004-October... Read more

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Title of bishop is of service, not power, Pope tells American Bishops

Oct 7, 2004

Bishops from the province of New York were received by Pope John Paul II this morning on the completion of... Read more

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Political action must be taken with high ethical standard, Pope says

Oct 7, 2004

Pope John Paul II issued a message yesterday to participants in the 44th Social Week of Italian Catholics, stressing the... Read more

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Compendium of Church's Social Doctrine to be released by the Vatican later in October

Oct 7, 2004

The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace will publish a "Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church" on October... Read more

Pope John Paul's new book on Philosophy of History unveiled

Oct 6, 2004

The Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro Valls revealed Wednesday  during the Frankfurt Book Fair the latest title from Pope John Paul... Read more