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“In the name of God, stop the violence,” Bishop exhorts Bolivians

Oct 15, 2003

The Bishop of El Alto, Bolivia, Jesús Juárez, has called on authorities and citizens involved in the unrest that has... Read more

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Church in Colombia laments lack of response from ELN on hostage negotiations

Oct 15, 2003

Bishop Ugo Puccini of the Diocese of Santa Marta in Columbia and one of a three-member commission created at the... Read more

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Vespers Are Perfect Expression Of Praise: Pope

Oct 15, 2003

The evening vespers are a prayer, which expresses the trust that we have in God and which reminds us to... Read more

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Cardinal Suggests Health Warning on Condom Packets

Oct 15, 2003

Condom packages should carry a health warning similar to that printed on cigarette packets, Alfonso Cardinal Trujillo told the AFP... Read more

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Vatican Museums and Italian Newspaper Join In Pontifical Celebrations

Oct 14, 2003

As part of the celebrations of the 25th Anniversary of John Paul II’s Pontificate and the beatification of Mother Teresa... Read more

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Homeless Will Be Guests of Honor at Beatification of Mother Teresa

Oct 14, 2003

This Sunday, October 19, 2,000 homeless people from Rome, accompanied by 1,000 members of the Missionaries of Charity, will be... Read more

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Pope Not Resigning Any Time Soon

Oct 14, 2003

Pope John Paul II still can carry out his mission and shows no sign of resigning, several cardinals told media... Read more

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First Catholic Encyclopedia in Russian

Oct 13, 2003

The first Catholic Encyclopedia in Russian was launched Oct. 9 at the Frankfurt international book fair by Franciscan Publishers (Moscow). Read more

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Gibson's 'Passion' a Hit on the Internet

Oct 13, 2003

Moviegoers are so eager to see Mel Gibson's movie about Jesus that they've been crashing Web sites in their search... Read more

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Book on Pope's Philosophical Works Hits Shelves

Oct 13, 2003

The first collection of all of Karol Wojtila’s essays was launched at the Holy See Press Office yesterday. The 1,600-page... Read more

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Pope Continues to Count on Youth

Oct 13, 2003

Pope John Paul II thanked the Catholic youth of the world yesterday for always having been close to him during... Read more

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Lateran University inaugurates “Karol Wojtyla Course”

Oct 13, 2003

As a part of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Pontificate of Pope John Paul II, which takes... Read more

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John Paul II Will Be Known As “The Pope Of Sanctity” Says Cardinal Saraiva

Oct 13, 2003

In an interview with the Brazilian daily “O Estado,” Cardinal José Saraiva Martins, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes... Read more

Week of Celebrations for John Paul II

Oct 13, 2003

Pope John Paul II begins a week full of activities tomorrow in celebration of his 25th anniversary and the appointment... Read more

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“The Pope Has Fulfilled His Own Prophecy” Though His Suffering Says Polish Expert

Oct 13, 2003

In a moving personal testimony during the presentation of his book on the philosophical thought of John Paul II, “Metaphysics... Read more

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Bishop Asks Military Forces To Fight Crisis In Argentina With The Weapon Of The Rosary

Oct 12, 2003

The Bishop of the Diocese of the Military in Argentina, Antonio Baseotto, celebrated Mass in the Basilica of Our Lady... Read more

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5000 Runners Carry “Guadalupan Torch” to New York

Oct 12, 2003

The “Guadalupan Torch Mexico-New York 2003” began yesterday in Mexico City, with a special Mass celebrated in the Basilica of... Read more

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Cardinal Poupard Shows Support For Mexican Cardinal Under Fire From Attorney General

Oct 12, 2003

The President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Cardinal Paul Poupard, has sent a letter of support to the Archbishop... Read more

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Group Calls for Re-Legalization of Marriage

Oct 12, 2003

A group of legal scholars and gay advocacy groups want marriage to be de-legalized in order to make the distribution... Read more

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BBC Discredits Church View That Condoms Are Not Solution To Aids

Oct 12, 2003

As a result of a new study by the United Nations Population Fund, the BBC is staging a new phase... Read more