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Killers guilty of sin of sacrilege

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Those responsible for the murder of the Vatican's ambassador to Burundi are guilty of "the sin of sacrilege" and should be brought to justice, the bishops of Burundi said...

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Quiet reaction to Saddam capture

VATICAN CITY (CNS): The Vatican reacted quietly to news of Saddam Hussein's capture last week, with Church officials in Rome predicting that Iraq still has a rough road ahead...

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Figurines blessed

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Pope John Paul II blessed figurines of Jesus and asked children to pray for him at Christmas...

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Sleepless in Australia

For many refugees on Temporary Protection Visas, their first Christmas celebrations in Australia are tinged with fear. Reporter PETER BUGDEN explains why.

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Bishop resigns from dialogue

VATICAN CITY (CNS): The crisis within the Anglican Communion following the ordination of an openly gay bishop in the United States has led the ordaining bishop to resign his post on the Anglican-Catholic dialogue team...

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Chaldean choice

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Pope John Paul II offered his continuing prayers for peace, security and freedom in Iraq as he formally welcomed the new patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church, which has its headquarters in Baghdad...

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How liturgy has changed

Forty years after the promulgation of Sacrosanctum Concilium, liturgical scholars consider how it has shaped the Church. MARCUS KUCZYNSKI reports.

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Erosion of the family

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Widespread acceptance of artificial birth control, divorce and legal recognition of same-sex unions have eroded individual and societal commitments to supporting traditional families, said speakers during a Vatican video conference...

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Dalai Lama visits

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Pope John Paul II held talks with the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, in a meeting that was downplayed by the Vatican for fear of political reaction by China...

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