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Condolences to Tutsi families

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Pope John Paul II has offered prayers for about 160 ethnic Tutsis massacred in a Burundian refugee camp and asked his ambassador to Burundi to convey his condolences to their families and to the more than 100 people injured...

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Atheist helps Church to tackle sex problem

Psychologist Dr Bill Marshall's extensive experience in the treatment of child sex offenders and research in the area prompted Vatican officials to seek his advice on the issue. Reporter PETER BUGDEN spoke with him about his recommendations.

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Pope’s return trip to Lourdes

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Pope John Paul is returning to Lourdes, France on August 14-15 not to seek physical healing but to praise God for his great gifts, including the gift of the Blessed Virgin Mary, said the papal trip organiser...

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Lesbian lawsuit

PORTLAND, Oregon (CNS): A US archdiocese said it would "vigorously defend" itself against a lawsuit claiming unlawful discrimination at a Catholic school...

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Why we need to protect the reef

Queensland's Catholic bishops have issued a pastoral letter calling for the protection of the Great Barrier Reef. Reporter PETER BUGDEN looks at what the letter says about our responsibility for the reef.

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End gender battle

VATICAN CITY (CNS): The battle of the sexes and, particularly, the subjugation of women are the result of Original Sin and not of God's original design for creation, said the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith...

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Church blasts deplored

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Pope John Paul II has deplored a string of deadly car bomb attacks on five Catholic churches in Iraq, calling on Muslims and Christians to unite against "all forms of violence" and to work together to bring peace and stability to the country...

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African horrors

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (CNS): Pope John Paul II has urgently appealed for an end to worldwide indifference to ongoing conflicts in Uganda and Sudan...

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