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Chilean bishops requests study on satanic groups

Aug 21, 2005

Bishop Manuel Camilo Vial of Temuco, Chile, has requested the Institute of Religious Science at the local Catholic university conduct... Read more

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Bishop calls on Mexico and US governments to address border violence

Aug 21, 2005

The President of the Committee on Human Migration of the Mexican Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Renato Ascencio Leon of Juarez, has... Read more

Pope denounces terrorism, says improved relations with Muslims is ‘vital’

Aug 19, 2005

Pope Benedict XVI addressed the issue of terrorism head on in his first meeting with 10 of Germany’s Muslim community... Read more

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WYD brings Protestants, Catholics together

Aug 19, 2005

Christina Ross says she feel she fits right in at World Youth Day. She’s young, she’s faithful and she’s Lutheran.... Read more

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Baghdad Catholic youth celebrate WYD in Iraq capital, salute Pope and pilgrims in Cologne

Aug 19, 2005

In a moving message to Pope Benedict XVI, Christian youth in Baghdad said they were spiritually accompanying the World Youth... Read more

True revolution comes from God and the saints, Pope tells 700,000 youth

Aug 19, 2005

Enthusiasm swept through the crowd as Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Marienfeld Saturday evening for the World Youth Day vigil.  Read more

‘May Christ be everything for you,’ Pope tells seminarians

Aug 18, 2005

In a special meeting today with more than 500 seminarians at World Youth Day in Cologne, Germany, Pope Benedict XVI... Read more

Pope visits synagogue, warns of rising anti-Semitism

Aug 18, 2005

Gathered with members of Germany’s Jewish community, Pope Benedict today encouraged more “trustful dialogue” between Jews and Christians. Read more

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Pope lunches with WYD pilgrims, youth touched by his warmth

Aug 18, 2005

Twelve World Youth Day pilgrims had the privilege to have lunch with Pope Benedict XVI Friday at the Grand Seminary... Read more

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Papal tour brings city center to a halt, youth gather to celebrate

Aug 18, 2005

Young pilgrims were perched in trees, on signposts and atop ladders, craning their necks to see or snap a photo... Read more

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High number of WYD pilgrims receive sacrament of reconciliation

Aug 18, 2005

World Youth Day organizers report that many pilgrims are receiving the sacrament of reconciliation. They are heading to the Center... Read more

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Archbishop celebrates spirit of service with WYD volunteers

Aug 18, 2005

Since the start of World Youth Day in Cologne, 30,000 volunteers have been assisting pilgrims and journalism professionals with a... Read more

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Dissident Catholic group demands Africa, not Sydney, be the site for 2008 World Youth Day

Aug 18, 2005

An Australian based “Catholic” AIDS charity, known for their dissent from Church teaching and support of condoms to fight HIV/AIDS,... Read more

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U.S. Bishop’s president expresses ‘profound sympathy’ over murder of Taizé founder

Aug 18, 2005

Bishop William Skylstad, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops joined Pope Benedict XVI and much of the Christian... Read more

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Court rules that Detroit Catholic schoolteachers cannot unionize

Aug 18, 2005

On Wednesday, the Michigan Court of Appeals announced their decision that a group of teachers from suburban Detroit’s Brother Rice... Read more

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Number of priests killed in Colombia rising

Aug 18, 2005

According to statistics from the Bishops’ Conference of Colombia, with the recent killing of two priests in the Colombian diocese... Read more

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Nuncio calls for respect for women in Cuba

Aug 18, 2005

During the Mass for the Feast of the Assumption on August 15, the Apostolic Nuncio in Cuba, Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi,... Read more

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Archbishop warns against negative impact of homosexual “marriage”

Aug 18, 2005

Archbishop Lluis Martinez Sistach of Barcelona warned this week that Spain’s new law granting approval to homosexual “marriage” would alter... Read more

Christian unity is priority, Pope tells Christian leaders in Cologne

Aug 18, 2005

Pope Benedict XVI reaffirmed Friday his commitment to work toward Christian unity, saying that unity is God’s command and many... Read more

Pope Benedict's first speech to youth “ Let yourselves be surprised by Christ!”

Aug 17, 2005

Welcomed by a cheering crowd along the banks of the Rhine river, Pope Benedict spoke for the first time to... Read more