Vatican News

Pope insists on Europe’s Christian roots during weekend

Feb 15, 2004

On two different occasions on Saturday and Sunday, Pope John Paul insisted in the need for preserving Europe’s Christian roots... Read more

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Exagerated Nationalism bring only “tears and blood,” Pope says

Feb 12, 2004

During the funeral Mass of Cardinal Opilio Rossi, Pope John Paul II recalled the years of World War II and... Read more

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Holy Land needs reconciliation, not walls, Pope says

Feb 11, 2004

During a meeting with Ahmed Qurei, Prime minister of the Palestinian National Authority, Pope John Paul said today that the... Read more

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Pope wishes Colombian President moral, material reconstruction for Colombia

Feb 11, 2004

In welcoming Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Velez to the Vatican today, Pope John Paul II told him he hopes for... Read more

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Pope ask Iranian leader to safeguard inalienable rights

Feb 11, 2004

John Paul II today received Kamal Kharrazi, foreign minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, encouraging him to protect the... Read more

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2005 World Synod of Bishops to focus on the Eucharist

Feb 11, 2004

The Vatican Press Office has announced that Pope John Paul has announced that the next Ordinary General Assembly of the... Read more

Pope appoints two Eastern European Archbishops to key roles in the Roman Curia

Feb 10, 2004

Pope John Paul II appointed to Eastern European Archbishops to key roles in the Roman Curia. The Pope accepted the... Read more

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World Day of Sick recalls meaning of life, connection to Lourdes: Pope

Feb 10, 2004

It is a great act of love to take care of those who suffer, said Pope John Paul II today... Read more

Synthesis of Catechism of the Catholic Church ready for review

Feb 9, 2004

The first draft of a summary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which hundreds of bishops around the world... Read more

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Vatican announces seven canonizations, including pro-life mother

Feb 9, 2004

The Vatican press office announced that on Thursday, February 19, an Ordinary Public Consistory will be held to announce the... Read more

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Pope appoints new Bishop for Portland, Maine

Feb 9, 2004

Pope John Paul II appointed as the new Bishop of Portland, Maine, the Most Reverend Richard Joseph Malone, Auxiliary of... Read more

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The Vatican celebrates 75 years of recovering sovereign status

Feb 9, 2004

Tomorrow is a holiday in the Vatican as this tiny city-state celebrates the 75th anniversary of the signing of the... Read more

Reform of the UN is a “moral obligation,” Pope says

Feb 8, 2004

On Saturday, Pope John Paul II welcomed at the Vatican Julian Robert Hunte, President of the 58th General Assembly of... Read more

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Pope recalls Lourdes, 150th Anniversary of Dogma of Immaculate Conception

Feb 8, 2004

Addressing the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square for the Angelus on Sunday, Pope John Paul meditated upon the coming... Read more

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Pontifical Academy for Life to remember memorable French pro-lifer

Feb 8, 2004

The Pontifical Academy for Life will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of its foundation by Pope John Paul II by honoring... Read more

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States must protect rights of monogamous, heterosexual marriage, Vatican says at UN 

Feb 8, 2004

The Holy See Permanent Observer to the United Nations Archbishop Celestino Migliore, spoke last Saturday on the role of the... Read more

Catholics must accept and live fullness of Catholic doctrine, Pope says

Feb 5, 2004

Addressing members of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith headed by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Pope John Paul said... Read more

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Pope stresses the need to recover natural law

Feb 5, 2004

Speaking to the members of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, headed by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Pope John... Read more

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Priestly sexual misconduct must be prevented at seminaries, Pope says

Feb 5, 2004

In a long speech addressed to members of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, headed by Cardinal Joseph... Read more

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Pope slams Anti-Semitism, supports Palestinian plight

Feb 4, 2004

Pope John Paul II received on Thursday a group from the American Jewish Committee and, during brief remarks, recalled their... Read more