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Pope tells Israel’s Chancellor that crisis in Holy Land must be resolved

Dec 10, 2003

During a private audience with Israel’s Chancellor Silvan Shalom, Pope John Paul II made a plea in favor of a... Read more

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Pope appoints Philippine bishop as Auxiliary of Los Angeles

Dec 10, 2003

Pope John Paul II appointed Fr. Oscar Azarcon Solis, pastor of St. Joseph Co-Cathedral Parish in Thibodaux (Louisiana,) as auxiliary... Read more

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Pope receives 110 year-old Christmas tree

Dec 10, 2003

John Paul II has spent seven summer vacations in Valle D’Aosta, and one large Alpine mountain on the border with... Read more

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A book with Popes’ teachings on Faith and Culture presented at the Vatican

Dec 10, 2003

The Pontifical Council for Culture presented on Thursday the book  “Faith and Culture. An Anthology of Texts of the Pontifical... Read more

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Canadians have  new Catholic TV

Dec 10, 2003

The Toronto-based Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation is dedicated to bringing the Gospel message back into mainstream Canadian culture... Read more

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Canonization cause opens for record number of martyrs from Spanish Civil War

Dec 10, 2003

Archbishop Antonio Cañizares of Toledo, Spain, has opened the cause for canonization for 800 martyrs of the ecclesiastical province of... Read more

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Brazilian bishops say students need education and not condoms to fight AIDS

Dec 10, 2003

The Bishops Conference of Brazil has published a clear statement asking the country’s Ministers of Health and of Education to... Read more

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Judge orders image of the Virgin removed from Argentinean Supreme Court building

Dec 10, 2003

A judge in Argentina has ordered the removal of an image of Our Lady of St. Nicholas from the country’s... Read more

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Prayer and fasting for freedom in Cuba

Dec 10, 2003

In order to mark the International Day of Human Rights, political prisoners and their family members held a day of... Read more

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Wife of Chinese Christian prisoner appeals to Christians around the world

Dec 10, 2003

The wife of a Chinese Christian psychiatrist has sent an appeal to Christians worldwide to pray for her husband, who... Read more

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God is not indifferent to human suffering, Pope says

Dec 9, 2003

Commenting on a hymn from Revelation 19, Pope John Paul said during the general audience on Wednesday that God is... Read more

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Vatican: conflicts must not stop humanitarian aid to hot zones

Dec 9, 2003

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations Office in Geneva said that the... Read more

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Marian Year Inaugurated at National Shrine in DC

Dec 9, 2003

Next year will mark the 150th anniversary of the solemn proclamation of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception and the... Read more

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Abortions in Pennsylvania down for 2002, bishops reveal

Dec 9, 2003

As a result of intense pro-life activity, the number of abortions in the state of Pennsylvania declined in 2002 by... Read more

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Chicken ad plucked after offending Catholics in Canada

Dec 9, 2003

A Quebec TV ad, featuring a priest and his congregation singing the praises of a barbecue chicken chain as a... Read more

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Offensive `nun’ ad draws national Catholic protest in Canada

Dec 9, 2003

The image of a young black woman, dressed as a nun in a low-cut habit and showing her bare midriff... Read more

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Costa Rica and Unites States achieve pro-life victory on cloning issue at the UN

Dec 9, 2003

A new effort by Costa Rica on Tuesday to obtain a total ban on human cloning—with the support of the... Read more

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Seminarians must prepare to priestly life with intense prayer, Pope says

Dec 8, 2003

Pope John Paul II told a group of Polish seminarians on Tuesday that they must prepare for their future priestly... Read more

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Pope to authorities in Paraguay: promote education of your people

Dec 8, 2003

Upon receiving the credentials of the new ambassador of the Republic of Paraguay, Marcos Martinez Mendieta, John Paul II called... Read more

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Only faith can grasp the mystery of Mary Immaculate, Pope says

Dec 8, 2003

Speaking to the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square to celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, a holiday in... Read more