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En route to Malta, pope speaks of wounds of sins

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict arrived in Malta this afternoon for an overnight visit. The pope spoke briefly to reporters aboard his plane, including CNS correspondent Carol Glatz, who reports that the pope said the church as the body of Christ has … Continue reading

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Pope at Rome synagogue: ‘May these wounds be healed forever!’

UPDATE: Full story. ROME — Visiting the Rome synagogue this afternoon, Pope Benedict strongly reaffirmed the church’s commitment to dialogue with the Jews and its modern teachings against anti-Semitism. He also recalled the church’s request for forgiveness for the failings of Christians … Continue reading

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Text of Cardinal George’s address to bishops

Here, posted this morning on the USCCB Web site, is the text of Cardinal Francis E. George’s presidential address opening the U.S. bishops’ fall general meeting yesterday.

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Pope’s departure talk in Prague

VATICAN CITY — Here is the Vatican text of Pope Benedict XVI’s speech at a departure ceremony Monday at the end of his three-day visit to the Czech Republic: Mr President, Dear Cardinals, Brother Bishops, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, … Continue reading

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Pope’s words to young people in Prague

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Here is the Vatican’s English translation of Pope Benedict XVI’s multi-lingual greetings to young people following a Mass in Prague Monday: Dear Young Friends, At the conclusion of this celebration I turn to you directly and I … Continue reading

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Pope’s homily in Prague on feast of St. Wenceslas

VATICAN CITY — Here is the Vatican text of Pope Benedict XVI’s homily at a Mass in Prague Monday celebrating the feast of St. Wenceslas, patron saint of the Czech Republic: Dear Cardinals, My Brother Bishops and Priests, Brothers and Sisters in … Continue reading

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Pope’s talk to academic leaders in Prague

VATICAN CITY — Here is the Vatican text of Pope Benedict XVI’s speech to academic leaders Sunday at the Hradcany Castle in Prague: Mr President, Distinguished Rectors and Professors, Dear Students and Friends, Our meeting this evening gives me a … Continue reading

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