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Benedict to make 4 foreign trips in 2011

December 27, 2010

Pope Benedict plans to make four foreign trips in 2011, including one to his German homeland and a three-day visit to the African country of Benin.

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Vatican blames China for damaging trust

December 27, 2010

In an unusually strongly worded statement, the Vatican said the recent election of new Church leaders by government-controlled Catholic groups in China and the illicit ordination of a Chinese bishop have “unilaterally damaged” hopes of improved relations with China.

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U.S. lobbied Vatican for support of biotechnology

December 27, 2010

U.S. diplomats have for years been pressing the Vatican for stronger public support of genetically modified foods but have made little headway, according to documents released through WikiLeaks.

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Pope begins 2011 with call for religious freedom

January 3, 2010
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY — Opening 2011 with a strong call for religious liberty, Pope Benedict condemned deadly attacks against Christians and announced a new interfaith meeting next fall in Assisi, Italy. more . . .

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Quebec imposes religious restrictions on preschoolers

January 17, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

MONTREAL — Quebec's new policy concerning religious daycares imposes the state's ideological approach to religion, according to a Catholic parents' group. more . . .

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School districts, Newman stimulate leadership

January 17, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

EDMONTON — A new leadership development program for Catholic teachers is set to open under a partnership between St. Thomas Aquinas Roman (STAR) Catholic School Division, Evergreen Catholic School Division and Newman Theological College.more . . .

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Rozmahel served parishes, Our Lady of Victory Camp

Fr. Ted Rozmahel

January 17, 2011
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

VIKING – Father Ted Rozmahel, a priest of the Edmonton Archdiocese for 50 years, died here Jan. 3. He was 79. more . . .

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Oblate served years as public health nurse

Logo - Oblate Missionaries of Mary Immaculate

January 17, 2011
WHO
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON — Patricia Sirois was one of the first members of the secular institute Oblate Missionaries of Mary Immaculate and served for decades as a public health nurse in many parts of Alberta. She died Dec. 27 at age 93. more . . .

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Thank you to all who took part in survey

January 17, 2011
 

As editor of the WCR, I wish to personally thank the hundreds of readers who completed our readership survey. more . . .

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Canadian, international news priority for readers

January 17, 2011
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Most readers say news about the Church in Canada and around the world is the most important thing they want to see when they open the WCR. more . . .

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