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Acts of the Holy See
5 February 2004
VATICAN - “Christ left us two commands: to preach and to heal. The Church cannot fail to offer her missionary testimony in the world of health”. Interview with Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan President of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Care of Health Workers and the Sick
Vatican City (Fides Service ) – The main celebration for the 12th World Day for the Sick on 11 February , Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, will take place in Lourdes. In view of the 150th anniversary of the proclamation o ...
4 February 2004
VATICAN - THE POPE’S WEEKLY AUDIENCE TEACHING: TO BE IN COMMUNION WITH THE LORD IN THE CELEBRATION OF THE LITURGY IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO PURIFY THE EXTERIOR BUT TO PURIFY CONSCIENCE.
Vatican City (Fides Service) – During the Audience on Wednesday 4 February Pope John Paul II continued his teaching on the Psalms prayed at Vespers, commenting Psalm 14 “Who is worthy to stand before the Lord?” ( M ...
4 February 2004
VATICAN - PONTIFICAL YEAR BOOK 2004: NUMBER OF PRIESTS REMAINS STABLE, INCREASE IN PERMANENT DEACONS AND LAY MISSIONARIES, NUMBERS OF SEMINARIANS RISING IN AFRICA AND AMERICA
Vatican City (Fides Service) – The Pontifical Year Book 2004 presented to Pope John Paul II yesterday 3 February by Cardinal Secretary of State Angelo Sodano, supplies information on the pastoral activity of the Catho ...
3 February 2004
VATICAN – THE POPE CELEBRATES DAY FOR CONSECRATED LIFE: “IN THE QUIET OF THE MONASTERY OR CLOISTER, OR BESIDE THE POOR AND THE EXCLUDED, AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE, OR IN CHURCH STRUCTURES, ENGAGED IN VARIOUS APOSTOLIC ACTIVITIES OR IN MISSION LANDS, GOD WANTS YOU TO BE FAITHFUL TO HIS MISSION AND DEDICATED TO THE GOOD OF OTHERS.”.
Vatican City (Fides Service) – “Those who have offered their life to Christ for ever for the coming of the Kingdom are invited to repeat their “yes” to the special vocation they have received. But also the entire ...
2 February 2004
VATICAN - 2 FEBRUARY: DAY FOR CONSECRATED LIFE - “THE MISSION OF CONSECRATED LIFE IN THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE OF THE CHURCH, CONCERNS NOT ONLY THOSE WHO HAVE RECEIVED THIS SPECIAL CHARISMA, BUT THE ENTIRE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY”
Vatican City (Fides Service) – Today 2 February, Feast of the Presentation of the Infant Jesus at the Temple, the Church celebrates the 8th Day for Consecrated Life. In his message for the first such Day in 1997, the ...
2 February 2004
VATICAN - THE POPE’S REFLECTION AT THE ANGELUS: "THE FAMILY NUCLEUS, FORMED THROUGH MATRIMONY, IS THE FIRST CELL OF SOCIETY. WITHIN THE FAMILY, LIKE IN A REASSURING NEST, LIFE MUST ALWAYS BE PROMOTED, DEFENDED AND PROTECTED ”
Vatican City (Fides Service) – The theme of life and the family was the focus of the address given by Pope John Paul II before the Angelus prayer and blessing of the crowds on Sunday February 1st. In fact in many part ...
2 February 2004
VATICAN - AT ABU DHABI CATHEDRAL CARDINAL SEPE ORDAINS NEW AUXILIARY BISHOP OF ARABIA: “TAKE UP THE STAFF OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD AND WALK AHEAD OF YOUR PEOPLE WITH COURAGE AND FARSIGHTEDNESS”.
Abu Dhabi (Fides Service) – On Friday 30 January, at the Catolic Cathedral of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), filled to capacity with filled with about 8,000 people, Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, Prefect of the Congregat ...
30 January 2004
PAPAL MESSAGE ON LIFE AND BIRTH: “WHEN WE SPEAK OF ‘NATURAL’ REGULATION, WE REFER NOT ONLY TO BIOLOGICAL RHYTHM, RATHER WE RESPOND TO THE TRUTH OF THE HUMAN PERSON AS A WHOLE, SPIRIT, PSYCHE AND BODY, A WHOLE WHICH CAN NEVER BE REDUCED TO A MERE UNIT OF BIOLOGICAL MECHANISMS”.
Vatican City (Fides Service) – “Today we see the consolidation of a mentality which on the one hand appears almost to fear the responsibility of procreation and on the other desires to dominate life and manipulate i ...
29 January 2004
VATICAN - THE POPE’S MESSAGE FOR LENT 2004: “WHOEVER RECEIVES ONE SUCH CHILD IN MY NAME RECEIVES ME (MT 18,5): “TO BECOME” ONE OF THE LEAST AND “TO RECEIVE” THE LITTLE ONES
Vatican City (Fides Service) – “ Jesus had a particular love for children because of “their simplicity, their joy of life, their spontaneity, and their faith filled with wonder”. For this reason he wishes the com ...
28 January 2004
VATICAN - THE POPE’S TEACHING AT GENERAL AUDIENCE: THE FONT OF ALL CONFIDENCE AND THE SOURCE OF ALL HOPE IN THE HOUR OF TRIAL IS THAT GOD IS NOT INDIFFERENT TOWARDS GOOD AND EVIL, HE IS A GOOD GOD NOT SOME INDECIPHERABLE AND MYSTERIOUS FATE
Vatican City (Fides Service) – For his teaching during the weekly Wednesday audience on 28 January the Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, took Psalm 10: “Unshaken confidence in the Lord” which is part of Vespers of Mo ...
26 January 2004
VATICAN - THE POPE’S ANGELUS REFLECTION: “UT UNUM SINT – MAY THEY BE ONE. THIS ARDENT INVOCATION MADE BY JESUS IN THE UPPER ROOM CONTINUES TO REMIND CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES THAT UNITY IS A GIFT TO WELCOME AND DEVELOP EVER MORE DEEPLY”
Vatican City (Fides Service) – The urgent need to continue to pray for unity among Christians and not be discouraged by difficulties, was the centre of Pope John Paul II’s Sunday Angelus reflection on 25 January, als ...
24 January 2004
VATICAN – POPE JOHN PAUL II’S MESSAGE FOR 2004 WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY: THE MEDIA AND THE FAMILY: A RISK AND A RICHNESS
Vatican City (Fides Service) – The theme chosen 2004 World Communications Day - " The Media And The Family: A Risk And A Richness " – is an invitation to reflect on how families use the media and how the media presen ...
22 January 2004
VATICAN - THE POPE APPOINTS MGR GALLAGHER APOSTOLIC NUNCIO IN BURUNDI
Vatican City (Fides Service) – The Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, has appointed Apostolic Nuncio in Burundi Mgr Paul Richard Gallagher, until now Special Envoy and Holy See Permanent Observer to the Council of Europe ...
21 January 2004
VATICAN – THE POPE’S GENERAL AUDIENCE TEACHING: “ THERE IS AN EVER GREATER NEED FOR A PROFOUND SPIRITUALITY OF PEACE AND PEACE-MAKING, NOT ONLY AMONG THOSE DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN ECUMENICAL ACTIVITY …THE CAUSE FOR UNITY IN FACT INVOLVES EVERY BELIEVER.”
Vatican City (Fides Service) – “The world longs for peace, it needs peace – today as yesterday -, but very often it searches for peace with the wrong means, even at times with recourse to force or the balance of op ...
19 January 2004
VATICAN - THE POPE SAYS AT ANGELUS: “IN A WORLD THIRSTING FOR PEACE, IT IS URGENT FOR CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES TO UNITE TO ANNOUNCE THE GOSPEL TOGETHER. IT IS INDISPENSABLE FOR THEM TO BEAR WITNESS TO DIVINE LOVE WHICH UNITES THEM AND FOR THEM TO BE BEARERS OF JOY, HOPE AND PEACE
Vatican City (Fides Service) – A heartfelt call to “pray intensely” for full unity among Christians of different confessions “meditating on the Gospel’s gift of peace and the duties it involves” was launched ...
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