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Pope Announces Names of 20 New Cardinals

Monday, 5 January 2015, 9:06 am |

Pope Francis has announced the 20 names of those whom he will make cardinals at the Feb. 14, 2015, consistory. Including, Archbishop John Atcherley Dew of Wellington, New Zealand More >>

Holy See: Sexes Are Different but Equal

Friday, 9 March 2007, 2:32 pm |

Holy See: Sexes Are Different but Equal Archbishop Migliore Addresses U.N. Assembly on Women More >>

Pope Says Dialogue With Islam Vital for Future

Tuesday, 26 September 2006, 12:00 am |

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy, SEPT. 25, 2006 ( Benedict XVI met with Muslim leaders of Italy and diplomats from 21 Islamic countries and stressed that the dialogue between Christians and Muslims is decisive for the future of humanity. More >>

Pope Pleads for Mideast Cease-fire

Monday, 31 July 2006, 11:39 am |

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy, JULY 30, 2006 ( Benedict XVI appealed for an immediate cease-fire in the Middle East, hours after Israeli missiles struck several buildings in a southern Lebanon village, killing dozens, most of them children. More >>

Bombs Silence Catholic Radio in Lebanon

Monday, 31 July 2006, 11:38 am |

BEIRUT, Lebanon, JULY 30, 2006 ( Radio MNS, an Arabic Catholic radio station, was one of the many means of communication recently silenced by Israeli bombs in Lebanon. More >>

Cease-fire Is Possible and Necessary, Says Vatican

Friday, 28 July 2006, 11:21 am |

VATICAN CITY, JULY 27, 2006 ( The results of the crisis talks in Rome regarding Lebanon were significant, said the Vatican secretary for relations with states, even though an immediate cease-fire was not achieved. More >>

Pope Hoping Rome Meeting Would Be Fruitful

Thursday, 27 July 2006, 5:24 pm |

INTROD, Italy, JULY 26, 2006 ( Benedict XVI had expressed hope that an international conference held in Rome would bring an end to the violence in the Middle East. More >>

Holy See Backs Mideast Peace Conference in Rome

Wednesday, 26 July 2006, 11:14 am |

VATICAN CITY, JULY 25, 2006 ( The Vatican secretary of state hopes that a peace conference on the Middle East, scheduled for Wednesday in Rome, will help to quickly end the crisis. More >>

Caritas-Lebanon Assisting 75,000 People

Wednesday, 26 July 2006, 11:14 am |

BEIRUT, Lebanon, JULY 25, 2006 ( The newest armed conflict in the Mideast has prompted the Catholic charity Caritas-Lebanon to enlarge its emergency operations and to offer assistance to 75,000 people. More >>

Pope Benedict XVI Calls for Mideast Cease-fire

Tuesday, 25 July 2006, 11:25 am |

LES COMBES, Italy, JULY 23, 2006 ( Benedict XVI urgently appealed for a cease-fire in the Middle East today, as his request that it be a day of penance and prayer for peace is being fulfilled worldwide. More >>

Cardinal Exhorts U.N. to Make Peace in Middle East

Wednesday, 19 July 2006, 12:04 am |

ROME, JULY 18, 2006 ( The president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace is calling on the United Nations to promote dialogue and peace in the Middle East. More >>

Debt Cancellation Praised By Vatican

Monday, 13 June 2005, 11:24 am |

VATICAN CITY, JUNE 12, 2005 ( The Vatican's semiofficial newspaper applauded the decision by the Group of Eight industrialized nations to cancel the foreign debt of 18 of the world's poorest countries. More >>

Benedict XVI Goes Outside Vatican for 2nd Day

Friday, 22 April 2005, 1:26 pm |

VATICAN CITY, APRIL 21, 2005 ( For the second consecutive day, Pope Benedict XVI went outside the Vatican walls to spend a few hours in his former apartment. More >>

Pope Benedict's XVI's 1st Public Greeting

Wednesday, 20 April 2005, 8:31 am |

VATICAN CITY, APRIL 19, 2005 ( German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, dean of the College of Cardinals, was elected Pope today, the second day of the conclave, and has taken the name Benedict XVI. More >>

Holy Spirit's Role in the Election of a Pope

Tuesday, 19 April 2005, 1:20 pm |

Holy Spirit's Role in the Election of a Pope Interview With Father Paul O'Callaghan More >>

A Day in the Life of the Conclave

Tuesday, 19 April 2005, 1:19 pm |

VATICAN CITY, APRIL 18, 2005 ( Personal and community prayer, ballots and a retreatlike atmosphere are the characteristics of the conclave that 115 cardinal electors are holding to elect a new pope. More >>

Pope's Advice to the One Elected

Tuesday, 19 April 2005, 1:18 pm |

VATICAN CITY, APRIL 18, 2005 ( John Paul II's 1996 exhortation to whoever is elected the next pope could be spelled out in three words: Be not afraid. More >>

Black Smoke Indicates No New Pope Yet

Tuesday, 19 April 2005, 1:18 pm |

VATICAN CITY, APRIL 18, 2005 ( Black smoke came out of the chimney of the Sistine Chapel, indicating that the 115 cardinal electors had not elected a new pope on the first day of the conclave. More >>

John Paul II's Last Will and Testament

Friday, 8 April 2005, 11:50 am |

VATICAN CITY, APRIL 7, 2005 ( Here is a translation of John Paul II's last will and testament, published today by the Holy See. More >>

Pope's Funeral Mass to Aim for a Note of Hope

Friday, 8 April 2005, 11:48 am |

VATICAN CITY, APRIL 7, 2005 ( John Paul II's funeral Mass on Friday will have the character of resurrection, in keeping with the revised rite he entrusted to the Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff. More >>





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