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Rainbow Sash protests rule out Communion

VATICAN CITY (CNS): The Vatican's top liturgy official said Rainbow Sash wearers disqualify themselves from receiving Holy Communion because they are demonstrating their opposition to Church teaching on homosexuality...

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Lessons from Auschwitz

OSWIECIM, Poland (CNS): Church leaders joined heads of state in commemorating the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, where more than 1 million mostly Jewish civilians were killed during World War II...

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Living longer with dignity

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Advances in science and medicine have allowed people to live longer, but families and governments must help the elderly live those added years in a full and dignified manner, said Pope John Paul II...

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SUSPICION RETARDING ECUMENICAL PROGRESS

VATICAN CITY (CNS): In most parts of the world, ecumenical dialogue and co-operation are a reality, although suspicion among Christians has not disappeared everywhere, said the Vatican's top ecumenists...

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CARDINAL SCHOTTE DIES

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Belgian Cardinal Jan Schotte, who served the Holy See for more than three decades, died in Rome on January 10 at the age of 76...

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HITLER’S PLOT TO ABDUCT POPE PIUS XII

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Adolf Hitler personally ordered one of his senior Nazi officers to arrange the kidnapping of Pope Pius XII toward the end of World War II, according to new information cited by an Italian newspaper...

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‘PAPAL ORDER’ ON BAPTISED JEWISH YOUTH

ROME (CNS): A 1946 instruction, apparently approved by Pope Pius XII, said Jewish children who had been baptised to save them from the Nazis were to be entrusted only to families or institutions that would guarantee their continuing education in the faith...

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POPE PRAYS FOR TSUNAMI VICTIMS

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Pope John Paul II ushered in the New Year with prayers for the families and victims of the December 26 earthquake and tsunami that swept through parts of southern Asia and Africa...

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