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Text of Cardinal Levada address opening Rome symposium on abuse

By Francis X. Rocca Catholic News Service ROME — Cardinal William J. Levada, prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, gave the opening address Monday at “Toward Healing and Renewal,” a weeklong symposium in Rome aimed at … Continue reading

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Text of papal message for World Communications Day

Here is the text of “Silence and Word: Path of Evangelization,” Pope Benedict XVI’s message for this year’s World Communications Day, marked in most dioceses the Sunday before Pentecost, which this year is May 20. The message was released Jan. 24, the … Continue reading

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Key section of queen’s speech to pope

EDINBURG, Scotland — Here is a key section of Queen Elizabeth II’s speech to Pope Benedict XVI this morning at Holyroodhouse Palace: Your Holiness, your presence here today reminds us of our common Christian heritage, and of the Christian contribution … Continue reading

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Some quotes from pope’s speech to Queen Elizabeth II

EDINBURGH, Scotland — Here are some highlights from Pope Benedict XVI’s speech this morning to Queen Elizabeth II at Holyroodhouse Palace: The name of Holyroodhouse, Your Majesty’s official residence in Scotland, recalls the “Holy Cross” and points to the deep … Continue reading

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Vatican text: Pope meets with sex abuse victims in Malta

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict met today with a group of sex abuse victims in Malta. Here is the Vatican’s statement on the encounter: PRESS RELEASE: MEETING OF THE POPE WITH A GROUP OF PERSONS WHO WERE SEXUALLY ABUSED On … Continue reading

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Pope at Malta Mass: ‘With him, we can do all things’

VATICAN CITY — Celebrating Mass Sunday morning in Malta, Pope Benedict urged the island’s people to preserve their rich tradition of faith at a time when “many voices try to persuade us to put aside our faith in God and his church, … Continue reading

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Pope at St. Paul’s Grotto

VATICAN CITY — Visiting Malta, Pope Benedict paid a visit Saturday to the grotto where tradition holds that St. Paul took refuge after his shipwreck some 1,950 years ago. The grotto lies beneath the Church of St. Paul in the … Continue reading

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