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Church working with Colombian government to re-launch efforts to free hostages

Dec 11, 2003

The Catholic Church and the Columbian government have reached an agreement that will strengthen the negotiating committee, which is seeking... Read more

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650,000 sign petition to include Christianity in EU Constitution

Dec 11, 2003

Members of the European Parliament presented to the Vice Prime Minister Gianfranco Fini a petition signed by more than 650,000... Read more

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Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue meets to finalize document on ‘The Church as way of Salvation’

Dec 11, 2003

Representatives of the Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue in the United States met Dec. 4-7 at St. Paul’s College to finalize a text... Read more

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Filippino Catholics launch new Marian ‘army’ against abortion

Dec 11, 2003

Hundreds of Filippino Catholics gathered at the cathedral in Manila today, on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, to... Read more

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Native Americans venerate Our Lady of Guadalupe

Dec 11, 2003

The feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe is expected to gather hundreds of people today in Cowlic, a village... Read more

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Bishops' official applauds Abortion Non-Discrimination Act

Dec 11, 2003

A new act, which does not discriminate against health-care professionals who choose not to perform an abortion, received praise from... Read more

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Two years after major stroke, Mother Angelica lives life of prayer

Dec 11, 2003

An official press release from the Eternal World Television Network (EWTN) announced that almost two years after suffering a major... Read more

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Pope encourages performers of fund-raising Christmas concert

Dec 11, 2003

The Pope John Paul II received on Friday a group of artists who will perform at the traditional Christmas concert... Read more

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Pope evaluates ending year: a moral sense in public life is needed

Dec 11, 2003

Pope John Paul II made a quick evaluation of the ending year in a speech delivered to four new ambassadors... Read more

Pope insists: Europe must preserve its Christian identity

Dec 11, 2003

On the eve of a crucial meeting in Brussels that will define the new European Constitution Pope John Paul II... 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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