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‘Catholic plan’ to administer Jerusalem revealed

Jan 4, 2004

According to classified Irish government documents, four Catholic countries made repeated proposals to place Jerusalem under Roman Catholic control in... Read more

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Christian dissidents in Cuba hopeful 2004 will be a year of peaceful change

Jan 4, 2004

Christian dissidents in Cuba are hoping the New Year will bring peaceful change and that urgent reforms the country needs... Read more

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Ringing of a thousand bells marks opening of Jubilee Year in honor of the Apostle James

Jan 4, 2004

Church bells throughout Galicia in northwestern Spain rang out in honor of opening of the Jubilee Year in honor St.... Read more

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Catholic leaders meet with FARC to secure release of hostages

Jan 4, 2004

Two delegations of the Catholic Church met with a representative of the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) to negotiate... Read more

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Mexican Cardinal says only a conversion of the heart can bring about social change

Jan 4, 2004

During a Mass celebrated in the Archdiocesan Cathedral, Cardinal Norberto Rivera, Archbishop of Mexico City, said social change in the... Read more

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Pope sends condolences for victims of Egyptian plane crash

Jan 4, 2004

Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Secretary of State, sent a telegram in the Holy Father's name to Archbishop Fortunato Baldelli, Apostolic Nuncio... Read more

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Cardinal Sodano to celebrate Mass for slain Nuncio

Jan 4, 2004

On January 8 at 5 p.m. –Rome time- at the altar of the Cathedra in the Vatican Basilica, Cardinal Angelo... Read more

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First report on Church abuse to be released tomorrow

Jan 4, 2004

The first of two reports on the state of sexual abuse in the U.S. Church will be released in Washington... Read more

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Pope reflects upon wonder of Incarnation

Jan 4, 2004

Before praying the Angelus Sunday morning before thousands of pilgrims gathered at St. Peter's Square, John Paul II recalled that... Read more

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Light increase in number of pilgrims to Bethlehem for Christmas

Dec 22, 2003

According to the Fides News Agency in Rome, the number of pilgrims in Bethlehem has increased slightly this Christmas, but... Read more

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Colombian guerrillas free 5 foreign tourists and 2 Columbians

Dec 22, 2003

Five foreign tourists and two Colombians were released on Monday after being held since last September 12 by the National... Read more

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Prayers get Santa back on track in Canada

Dec 22, 2003

Thanks to their prayers, everything for Christmas is back on track, said Santa in a letter to millions of Canadian... Read more

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New diocese may be created in Virginia

Dec 22, 2003

A proposal to create a new diocese in eastern Virginia has the support of Cardinal William H. Keeler, the Richmond... Read more

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“Pops” celebrates 15 years of ministry to street kids

Dec 22, 2003

On Dec. 8, 1988, Fr. Emmett Johns and a few volunteers parked a second-hand van in the middle of downtown... Read more

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Cuban Cardinal: imprisoned shall not be forgotten this Christmas

Dec 22, 2003

In his Christmas message read in parishes yesterday, Cardinal Jaime Ortega Alamino of Havana, Cuba, exhorted Cuban families to cultivate... Read more

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Canadian PM pledges to protect religious freedom

Dec 22, 2003

Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin pledged to protect the freedom of religious groups, and even use the notwithstanding clause if... Read more

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Judge orders Palm Beach to decide on Nativity scene before noon on Christmas Eve

Dec 22, 2003

A Federal Judge in Florida has ruled that the town of Palm Beach has until noon on Christmas Eve to... Read more

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Rome Clarifies: OK to kneel after communion

Dec 22, 2003

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement indicating that it is acceptable to kneel after receiving Communion.... Read more

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Migration is a human right, the Pope says

Dec 22, 2003

In a letter for the 90th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, which will be celebrated in 2004, Pope John... Read more

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'Gospel is not for sale': Ugandan Anglicans on gay ordination

Dec 21, 2003

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is not for sale. That was the firm and unmoveable response of the Anglican Church... Read more