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Papal Warning on Land Abuse

VATICAN CITY (CNS): In a Jubilee celebration with tens of thousands of farmers, Pope John Paul II warned that ecological and economic abuse in agriculture was keeping millions of people in poverty and threatening the earth itself...

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Cardinal Calls for President to Quit

MANILA, Philippines (CNS): More than 70,000 people gathered to pray to Mary for peace in the Philippines and for the resignation of the country's President Joseph Estrada amid allegations of corruption...

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Civil Laws Must Match God’s Law

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Pope John Paul II said political leaders must conform civil laws and policies to God's objective moral law and to principles of solidarity and justice...

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Rome Asked to Open War Files

ROME (CNS): A commission of three Catholic and three Jewish scholars has decided that published Vatican material on World War II leaves unanswered many important questions about Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust...

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Mid-East Peace Plea

ROME (CNS): Pope John Paul II appealed for a return to negotiations in the Middle East, saying that mutual trust and respect for international law were needed to breathe new life into the peace process...

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Mission of Service not Domination

VATICAN CITY (CNS): At a Jubilee liturgy to celebrate evangelisation around the world, Pope John Paul II said the Church's missionary efforts must be based on service, not domination, with special attention to the poor and suffering...

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Pope Meets Queen

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Pope John Paul II and Queen Elizabeth II of England, meeting at the Vatican, expressed their hopes that the Jubilee Year would bring progress in Christian unity and in assistance to the world's poorest people...

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Pop’s Plea to Respect Families

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Pope John Paul II urged families to place children first and respect the traditional family, at the October 14-15 celebration of the Jubilee for Families...

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Final Chance for Peace

JERUSALEM (CNS): As spiralling violence in the Middle East brought Israelis and Palestinians to the brink of all-out war last week, Church leaders appealed for a change of heart and a return to the negotiating table...

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