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Pope encourages ecumenism, suggests common calendar

VATICAN, Jan. 25, 01 (CWNews.com) During an ecumenical service in Rome on Thursday, Pope John Paul II proposed a concrete step toward Christian unity: an effort to agree on a single date for the celebration of Easter. At a Liturgy of the Word ceremony at the basilica of St. Paul outside the Wall, the Holy […]

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Vincentian priest named a Cardinal.

Vincentian priest named a Cardinal.

Among the new Cardinals is a Vincentian priest, Stephanos II Ghattas, patriarch of Alexandria of the Copts. For a brief biography and a picture see http://www.opuslibani.org.lb/church/coptic/eghattas.htm For more information on the new cardinals check out http://www.solt3.org/cardinals.htm

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Radio in El Salvador Offers Updates on Victims

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, JAN. 24, 2001 (Zenit.org). A Catholic radio broadcasting station is offering information on Internet so that Salvadorans living abroad can have news of their families and friends in their quake-damaged homeland.In addition to giving detailed information by region on the damages caused by the Jan. 13 earthquake, Born-Again Radio's Web site […]

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Americans Concerned with Poverty – When confronted with it

When Not, Poverty Ranks Low in the Public’s Consciousness according to the United States Catholic Conference. – When Not, Poverty Ranks Low in the Public’s Consciousness. That’s the conclusion drawn from the Poverty Pulse survey released as part of Poverty in America Awareness Month. When asked to state the single biggest problem facing American society […]

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Salvadoran Seeks Relief for Nation's Foreign Debt

Spain Is First Nation to Accept Proposal SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, JAN. 23, 2001 (Zenit.org).- President Francisco Flores of El Salvador has sent an SOS to the country’s creditors.Flores asked specifically for longer terms, more flexible conditions, including cancellation of the debt, in order to cope with the devastating situation caused by the Jan. 13 […]

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Women Religious in the USA commit to year of contemplation and fasting

An Open Letter to U.S. Catholics – Leadership Conference of Women Religious In the spirit of Jubilee, women religious of the Leadership Conference have committed themselves to a year of contemplation and fasting for the healing of broken relationships within our church and society. Shaped by Jubilee reflections, we see more clearly, feel the pain […]

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Pope seeks prudent use of Mass Media

VATICAN, Jan. 24, 01 (CWNews.com) — In his message for the 35th annual World Day for Social Communications, Pope John Paul II encourages Christians to use the opportunities presented by the mass media, while carefully avoiding the pitfalls of the media culture. The World Day for Social Communications will be observed on May 27, but […]

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Dates set for next World Youth Day

VATICAN, Jan. 24, 01 (CWNews.com) — The Vatican has announced the official dates for the next celebration of World Youth Day. The celebration will be held in Toronto from July 23 to 28, 2002. On Palm Sunday of this year– April 8– Pope John Paul II will preside at a ceremony in which the Italian […]

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"Culture of Welcome" Urged for Immigrants

Cardinal Ruini Addresses Assembly of Italian Bishops ROME, JAN. 23, 2001 (Zenit.org).- Cardinal Camillo Ruini urged a “culture of welcome” for immigrants, but one which is not indifferent to the cultural makeup of a territory.Cardinal Ruini, president of the Italian bishops’ conference and the Pope’s vicar for Rome, was addressing the challenge of immigration, both […]

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