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Pope praises World Food program

Jan 26, 2004

Pope John Paul II received on Tuesday James T. Morris, executive director of the World Food Program, and praised the... Read more

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Pope to preside Mass on the Presentation of the Lord

Jan 26, 2004

Pope John Paul II will preside at a Mass on the feast of the Presentation of the Lord on Monday,... Read more

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Renewal of priestly identity is antidote to “alarming” lack of priests, Pope says

Jan 25, 2004

During a meeting with a group of French bishop on Saturday, Pope John Paul II stressed the need to strengthen... Read more

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In new document, Pope evaluates impact of media in the family

Jan 25, 2004

In a message released on Saturday on the occasion of the 38th World Communications Day –to be celebrated on May... Read more

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Pope again calls for Christian Unity, releases doves for peace

Jan 25, 2004

Addressing the crowds gathered on Sunday in St. Peter's Square to pray the Angelus, Pope John Paul II called again... Read more

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Artists must reflect God with their art, Pope says to “break-dancers”

Jan 25, 2004

After praying the Angelus on Sunday, Pope John Paul II received in the Clementine Hall a group from the Artistic... Read more

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Pope praises Spain’s Christian roots

Jan 22, 2004

On Friday morning Pope John Paul received in audience Jose Maria Aznar, President of the Spanish government, accompanied by his... Read more

Vatican issues official statement on “The Passion of the Christ”

Jan 21, 2004

Trying to put an end to the controversy sparked over whether or not John Paul II said “it is as... Read more

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Cardinal Kasper to go to Moscow in February

Jan 21, 2004

Joaquin Navarro-Valls, Holy See Press Office director announced today that Cardinal Walter Kasper, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting... Read more

True peace comes from “deep spirituality,” not balance of powers, Pope says

Jan 20, 2004

During his Wednesday’s general audience, Pope John Paul recalled that this week is dedicated to prayer and reflection for Christian... Read more

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Teaching peace is safest “security policy,” Pope says

Jan 19, 2004

Speaking to members of the General Inspectorate for Public Security at the Vatican, Pope John Paul stressed the need of... Read more

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Pope to Muslims: “Peace be with you!”

Jan 19, 2004

“Peace be with you!” were Pope John Paul’s opening words this morning in the Consistory Hall as he welcomed participants,... Read more

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Division of Christians “a painful trial” the Pope says

Jan 18, 2004

During the recitation of the Angelus last Sunday, Pope John Paul II reflected on the Week of Prayer for Christian... Read more

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Pope praises ecumenical progress with Lutherans

Jan 18, 2004

Pope John Paul II expressed his optimism on the dialogue with Lutherans this Monday during the encounter with an ecumenical... Read more

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Pope sees hope in dialogue between Catholics and Chief Rabbinate

Jan 15, 2004

Pope John Paul II says “the official dialogue established between the Catholic Church and the Chief Rabbinate of Israel is... Read more

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John Paul II calls on women to take care for mankind

Jan 15, 2004

Pope John Paul II called women to be aware of their true vocation and follow the mission given by God:... Read more

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Pope urges to fight violence promoting family

Jan 14, 2004

Pope John Paul II condemned this morning terrorism and said that if the society wants to defeat violence, it must... Read more

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Pope tells visitors: “I love you, too.”

Jan 14, 2004

During this week’s general audience, Pope John Paul II departed from his prepared speech in response to a group of... Read more

Pope calls Catholics to imitate Christ as a model, and program to carry out

Jan 13, 2004

Pope John Paul II called on Catholics today to follow Christ “without hesitation” as the model “which we must contemplate... Read more

Two days in a row, Pope calls for world peace

Jan 12, 2004

Pope John Paul II spoke about peace this morning, just a day after his powerful speech about the world situation. ... Read more