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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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