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Four Years On, Pope's Mission Is The Same

Edward Pentin's Vatican Notebook I f Pope Benedict XVI is supposed to have been under strain recently, he didn't show it at his appearances at Castel Gandolfo last week. The......

Friars Meet Pope To Mark 800 Years

BY CAROL GLATZ POPE BENEDICT XVI has thanked the world's Franciscan family for being."a precious gift" to all Christians. The Pope was speaking to a crowd of 4,0130 Franciscans......

Polish Bishop Appointed Head Of Healthcare Council

BY JOHN THAVIS PUFF BENEDICT XVI has named a Polish bishop who worked for 19 years at the Vatican's doctrinal congregation as the new head of the Pontifical Council for Health......

Rome And Sspx Set For Doctrinal Discussions

BY STAFF REPORTER THE TERMS of a doctrinal discussion between the Vatican and the Society of St Pius X (SSPX) have now been hammered out, according to Lefebvrist Bishop Richard......

Paraguay Leader 'fathered Second Child As Bishop'

PARAGUAY'S president and former Catholic bishop Fernando Lugo has been hit with a second paternity claim only a week after he acknowledged fathering a child while still a......

Austria Ponders Post Office Plan

A RURAL Austrian diocese is contemplating a plan to combine parish offices with the post. Worried about closing post offices and fewer priests to man rund parishes, the Diocese......

India's Bishops Call For Film Ban

INDIA'S Catholic bishops have asked for the latest Dan Brown film, Angels and Demons, to be banned in their country. A spokesman said Christianity was "still in the process of......

Reparation Mass Linked To Obama

BISHOP Thomas Wenski of Orlando, Florida, will celebrate a Mass of reparation at the Cathedral of St James in Orlando "for all of our transgressions against the Gospel of life".......

Aboriginal Leaders To Meet Pope

CANADA'S aboriginal leaders have said their meeting with Pope Benedict XVI next week promises to be "a historic and momentous occasion". Phil Fontaine, head of the Assembly of......