Tag: Pope John Paul II

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    As the crisis over Iraq intensified, the Vatican ratcheted up its diplomatic efforts to avert war. Pope John Paul II scheduled several high-level meetings, with officials including United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan and British Prime Minister Tony Blair. More

    February 21, 2003 | Comments

  • “Christ needs your youth and your generous enthusiasm to make his proclamation of joy resound in the new millennium,” said Pope John Paul II to the more than 250,000 young Catholics assembled in Toronto for World Youth Day. More

    July 26, 2002 | Comments

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    Read more of Judy Valente’s interview with Sister Carolyn Farrell on Catholicism in America. More

    May 10, 2002 | Comments

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    Twelve U.S. cardinals and two bishops joined Pope John Paul II and other Vatican officials for two days of discussions about the sexual abuse crisis in the American Catholic church and possible solutions. John Paul told the group there is no place in the priesthood for those who harm the young. More

    April 26, 2002 | Comments

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    Pope John Paul II “did not want a monument that was just dedicated to himself, but rather an institution that really focused in on our teaching role within the Church,” says Rev. G. Michael Bugarin, director of the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, D.C. More

    March 23, 2001 | Comments

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