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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

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Vatican clears up rumors of Fatima becoming an interfaith shrine

Nov 20, 2003

The world-famous Fatima shrine will not be turned into a multi-faith pilgrim center, confirmed a Vatican official yesterday. Read more

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Jesus still bears the signs of the Passion, Pope says

Nov 18, 2003

Pope John Paul II said that Christ, ever-glorious, "still bears the signs of the passion, which is His true humanity,... Read more

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Parish life is “central and irreplaceable” for the Church, Pope says

Nov 17, 2003

In a message sent to the Italian Bishops’ Conference (CEI) currently gathered in Assisi, Pope John Paul II stressed the... Read more

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Vatican calls on Muslims to be builders of peace in end-of-Ramadan message

Nov 17, 2003

In the annual message from the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue to Muslims on the occasion of the end of... Read more

Catholics must fight against discrimination, Pope tells Indians Bishops

Nov 16, 2003

Speaking to the las group of Bishops from India who have comew for their Ad Limina  visit,  Pope John Paul... Read more

Pope asks for love and support to help depressed people

Nov 13, 2003

Pope John Paul II explained today how to take care of depressed people and encouraged families "to integrate them into... Read more

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Holy See publishes handbook for Catholic Cultural Centers

Nov 13, 2003

Cardinal Paul Poupard, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, presented today at the Vatican the "vademecum" or handbook for... Read more

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Pope celebrates Mass for deceased Cardinals

Nov 12, 2003

Following a November tradition of praying for the repose of the souls of the dead, Pope John Paul II presided... Read more

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Pope mourns death of Italian soldiers in suicide attack in Iraq

Nov 11, 2003

Pope John Paul II sent a telegram Wednesday to Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, president of the Italian Republic, after a suicide... Read more

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God is not indifferent to our sufferings, Pope says during General Audience

Nov 11, 2003

Commenting on Psalm 141, “You are my refuge,” Pope John Paul II reminded Christians during this Wednesday’s general audience celebrated... Read more