Tag: Pope Benedict XVI

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    The White House has been keeping details of the pope's visit under wraps, but last week a few officials from the president's and First Lady's staff briefed reporters on some of lighter touches of their pontiff-planning.

    April 15, 2008 | Comments

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    The Holy See has played an active global role for centuries. It has permanent observer status at the United Nations and has all the rights of full UN membership except voting.

    April 11, 2008 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton's interview about Pope Benedict, the Vatican, and foreign policy with Father Thomas Reese, S.J., senior fellow at Georgetown University's Woodstock Institute.

    April 11, 2008 | Comments

  • professor-j-peter-phamthu

    Read more of Kim Lawton's interview about the Vatican and foreign policy with J. Peter Pham, director of the Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs at James Madison University.

    April 11, 2008 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton's interview about the Vatican and foreign policy with Ambassador James Nicholson.

    April 11, 2008 | Comments

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    Benedict said that in Francis’s hometown, the “city of peace,” he felt a duty to make a heartfelt appeal for peace. More

    June 22, 2007 | Comments

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    Pope Benedict XVI called his trip to Turkey “a mission of dialogue, brotherhood and reconciliation,” and in his first visit to a predominantly Muslim country, the pope took every opportunity to express his respect for the Islamic faith. More

    December 1, 2006 | Comments

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    Religion News Service senior editor David E. Anderson writes that the Bush administration’s explanations about the use of torture “have been curiously devoid of ethical reflection or moral reasoning.” More

    December 23, 2005 | Comments

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