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Renewed Appeal to Pray Rosary

VATICAN CITY (CNS): As a US bombing campaign on Afghanistan continued last week, Pope John Paul II renewed his appeal to people around the world to pray the Rosary for peace 'in this hour of grave worries'...

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Synod Debates Power

VATICAN CITY (CNS): The issue of shared Church governance has emerged as a dominant theme at the Synod of Bishops in Rome, with nearly two dozen bishops advocating more decision-making power at local levels...

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Priests ‘Lacking in Spirituality’

VATICAN CITY (CNS): As Church leaders met at the Vatican to identify pastoral priorities, several bishops expressed concern about a lack of spirituality in many priests' formations and lifestyles...

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Animal Tissue Transplants OK

VATICAN CITY (CNS): The Vatican has given broad ethical clearance to research in transplanting animal tissues into humans but has asked scientists to use 'maximum caution' because of unknown risks of passing animal diseases into human populations...

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Armenia Cheers Visit by Pope

ETCHMIADZIN, Armenia (CNS): After watching Pope John Paul II being hosted and honoured for two days by Armenia's Orthodox Church, the country's tiny Catholic minority got its turn on the final day of the papal visit...

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Who Comes First

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Even after 2000 years, Jesus' modern-day disciples are still arguing over who comes first and who should have power instead of focusing on promoting holiness, said Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger...

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Papal Visit Still to Go Ahead

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (CNS): Pope John Paul II said he hoped his visit to Kazakstan and Armenia, beginning this weekend, would strengthen ecumenical dialogue and interreligious ties...

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Culture Change

MANCHESTER, England (CNS): Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor of Westminster has called for a change of culture in the English and Welsh Church, urging Catholics to do more to be an 'evangelising community'...

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