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Meeting of African Bishops will focus on reconciliation, justice, and peace

Jun 26, 2006

This morning, the "Lineamenta" (or draft guidelines) for the Second Special Assembly for the Synod of Bishops of Africa were... Read more

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Holy Father grants plenary indulgence for World Meeting of Families

Jun 26, 2006

A decree was made public today by Cardinal James Francis Stafford, Apostolic Penitentiary, declaring a plenary indulgence for the faithful... Read more

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Australian Bishops approve new English translation of the mass

Jun 26, 2006

Following a similar decision by U.S. Bishops, the Bishops of Australia have voted, in principle, to accept a new English... Read more

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Church organizations in India are about charity, not conversion, assures prelate

Jun 26, 2006

The health, educational, and social projects of the Catholic Church in India have “no ulterior motives of conversions,” assured Cardinal... Read more

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Battle to save Mt. Soledad cross continues

Jun 26, 2006

The Thomas More Law Center filed an emergency motion Friday to intervene in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the... Read more

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Cincinnati Planned Parenthood told to release abortion files

Jun 26, 2006

A Cincinnati Planned Parenthood Clinic has announced that it will appeal a ruling requiring it to open its records, reported... Read more

Vatican refuses comment on talks with China

Jun 26, 2006

The Director of the Holy See Press Office issued a statement today, refusing to comment on reports of ongoing discussions... Read more

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Retiring Cardinal “thankful to the Lord”

Jun 25, 2006

While American-born Cardinal, Edmund Szoka, will retire as governor of Vatican City this September, he says he is thankful that... Read more

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Cardinal Rodé: The Church cannot negotiate on defense of the family

Jun 25, 2006

The Prefect of the Congregation of the Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, Cardinal Franc Rodé, said... Read more

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New Vatican ambassador to Iraq pledges to promote peace

Jun 25, 2006

The newly appointed Vatican Ambassador to Iraq and Jordan says his mission will be to promote peace in the area.  Read more

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Philippines president bans capital punishment, meets with Pope

Jun 25, 2006

The president of the Philippines, on Saturday, signed a law abolishing the death penalty and called on all Filipinos to... Read more

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Four Christians arrested in Saudi Arabia for praying at home

Jun 25, 2006

Two Ethiopian and two Eritrean Christians have been arrested and incarcerated in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, for conducting prayers in their... Read more

Pope reminds faithful to pray for priests

Jun 25, 2006

On Sunday, during his Angelus Address, Pope Benedict took a moment to reflect upon the Feast of St. John the... Read more

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Pope Benedict will make second trip to Germany

Jun 25, 2006

Holy See Press Office Director, Joaquin Navarro-Valls, today announced that Benedict XVI will make an apostolic trip to Germany from... Read more

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Pope begins path to a Sainthood declaration for 149 Spanish Martyrs

Jun 25, 2006

Today in Rome, Pope Benedict XVI opened the cause of Beatification for 149 Spaniards killed during the Spanish Civil War.  Read more

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Catholics called to mark World Day of Prayer for Priests

Jun 22, 2006

Catholics worldwide are urged to pray for priests today on the World Day of Prayer for Priests. The day was... Read more

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Pope will not attend religious summit in Russia

Jun 22, 2006

Pope Benedict XVI will not attend the international three-day summit of religious leaders that opens in Moscow in early July... Read more

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Archbishops in England, Scotland push for new abortion laws

Jun 22, 2006

Two Catholic Church leaders have urged the British government to review the 1967 Abortion Act and to establish a bioethics... Read more

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American Foundress to be named Saint by Pope Benedict

Jun 22, 2006

In a communiqué published today, the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff announced that Pope Benedict XVI will... Read more

Pope: Gospel “does not hinder man’s freedom”

Jun 22, 2006

This morning, the Holy Father received prelates from the episcopal conferences of the Baltic States - Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia... Read more