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Commitment to Seek Ecumenism

VATICAN CITY (CNS): After an alliance of Protestant Churches criticised a Vatican document as "ecumenically insensitive", Pope John Paul met with alliance representatives last week and underscored the Catholic Church's commitment to improving ecumenical relations...

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UN Reform Call

NEW YORK (CNS): The Vatican's secretary of state reaffirmed Church support for the United Nations in an address on the final day of the September 6-8 Millennium Summit, but said "reforms will be necessary"...

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Pope Exorcises Girl

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Pope John Paul II performed an impromptu exorcism on a teenage girl who flew into a possessed rage at the end of an audience in St Peter's Square on September 6, said the chief exorcist for the Diocese of Rome...

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Moral Guidelines for Transplants

ROME (CNS): Calling organ transplants a "great step forward in science's service of man" and a "complex and delicate theme", Pope John Paul II outlined moral guidelines for the procedure and for future transplant research...

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Independence Celebrations

DILI (CNS): In rebuilding their nation, East Timorese should honour those who died while helping the country achieve its independence, said apostolic administrator of Dili, Bishop Carlos Belo...

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Ending Conflicts

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (CNS): Some current conflicts are more difficult to resolve than past wars because they involve economic, not just political issues, said secretary of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Bishop Diarmuid Martin...

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Embryo Cloning Moves Attacked

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Calling it immoral and unnecessary, the Vatican has condemned the production and use of human embryos for stem-cell research, despite its humanitarian aims...

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Call to Change and Sacrifice

ROME (CNS): Joining 2 million young people on the outskirts of Rome, Pope John Paul II closed a week of World Youth Day festivities with a call to change the world by embracing the Gospel...

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Pope Condemns Terror Acts

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Pope John Paul II has condemned separate terrorist acts in Russia and Spain and appealed for an end to Christian-Muslim violence in Indonesia...

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