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Name of God  cannot be used to justify violence, Pope says

Dec 1, 2003

Pope John Paul II told a group of Catholic and Muslim scholars that the name of God cannot be used... Read more

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Pope urges world religions to unite against violence

Nov 30, 2003

During the prayer of the Angelus last Sunday, which marked the beginning of Advent, Pope John Paul II called religions... Read more

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Human sufferings, oppressed churches in Pope’s prayer intentions

Nov 30, 2003

The Holy See announced today the prayer intentions of Pope John Paul II for December, which concern human suffering and... Read more

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In message to Orthodox, Pope express hope of reconciliation

Nov 30, 2003

In a message sent to the Orthodox leaders of Constantinople on the Feast of St. Andrew, Pope John Paul II... Read more

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Jewish organization greets Pope John Paul for his 25th Anniversary

Nov 30, 2003

On Monday morning, Pope  John Paul II received members of the European section of the Simon Wiesenthal Center of Paris,... Read more

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Pope mourns Spanish victims of last terrorist attack in Iraq

Nov 30, 2003

The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, sent a telegram of condolence on behalf of the Holy Father to... Read more

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Bishops must take care of their own spiritual life first, Pope says

Nov 27, 2003

Speaking to a group of French bishops, Pope John Paul II said this Friday that bishops must take care of... Read more

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Pope receives President of Moldova for the first time

Nov 27, 2003

Pope John Paul II received Vladimir Voronin, president of the Republic of Moldova, the first encounter between the Pontiff and... Read more

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Vatican confirms “brief courtesy visit” by the Dalai Lama to the Pope

Nov 26, 2003

Pope John Paul II met on Thursday with the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists, despite the meeting was... Read more

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Pope encourages Bulgarian people to keep faith, culture of life

Nov 26, 2003

During an audience on Thursday with Georgi Parvanov, president of the Republic of Bulgaria, Pope John Paul II encouraged Bulgarians... Read more

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Catholic Americans in Rome gather for Thanksgiving

Nov 26, 2003

Hundreds of US Catholics gathered  at St. Susanna Church in Rome to participate at a Mass presided  by Archbishop John... Read more

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Clash between good and evil continues in history, Pope says

Nov 25, 2003

Commenting on Psalm 109, “The Messiah, king and priest,” during Wednesday’s general audience, Pope John Paul II reminded Christians that... Read more

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Christians must help those who suffer to find meaning in pain

Nov 25, 2003

In a message sent the Religious Association of Social and Health Care Institutes (ARIS) on the occasion of its 40th... Read more

Pope says America needs  “holy missionaries and holy ecclesiastical communities”

Nov 25, 2003

In a message sent to Cardinal Rodolfo Quezada Toruño, Archbishop of Guatemala and president of the second American Missionary Congress,... Read more

Pope appoints new bishop of Phoenix

Nov 24, 2003

Pope John Paul II appointed Thomas James Olmsted of Wichita, Kansas as the new bishop of Phoenix. Bishop Olmsted will... Read more

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Pope announces new changes in the Roman Curia, appoints a North American

Nov 24, 2003

Pope John Paul II appointed Fr. Michael Miller, C.S.B., President of St. Thomas University in Houston, U.S.A., as the new... Read more

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Important appointments, changes at the Vatican curia

Nov 23, 2003

Pope John Paul II announced this Monday some changes and appointments at the Vatican Curia. The Holy Father accepted the... Read more

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All Christians can contribute actively in building the Kingdom of God, Pope says

Nov 23, 2003

During the Angelus prayer last Sunday,  during the solemnity of Christ the King, Pope John Paul said all Christians, with... Read more

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Vatican condemns attack against British Consulate in Turkey

Nov 20, 2003

On Thursday, Cardinal Angelo Sodano sent a telegram of condolence in the Holy Father’s name to Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister... Read more

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Catholic charitable activity cannot forget the main goal of bringing people to God, Pope says

Nov 20, 2003

Addressing the participants in the twenty-fifth plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum,” the Vatican organization dedicated to charitable... Read more