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Polish statue of Jesus shows nation’s faith

November 22, 2010

A parish in western Poland will dedicate what it says is the world’s largest statue of Christ in what a local Church spokesman said is a “show of devotion” by local Catholics.

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Irishman avoids jail by going on pilgrimage

November 22, 2010

An Irishman who was promised by a judge that he would be spared time in prison if he undertook a religious pilgrimage and said “a few prayers” has completed the task and raised about $4,000 for charity in the process.

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Pope drops a line to Iranian leader

November 22, 2010

Respect for each person’s relationship with God is an essential part of building a just social order and real peace, Pope Benedict said in a letter to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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Cuban bishops still see ‘promise’ of freedom

November 22, 2010

The Cuban government may have missed a deadline to release 13 prisoners of conscience detained in Cuba, but the work of the Church on their behalf — and for all prisoners on the island, regardless of their offence — will continue, said Cuba Bishop Arturo Gonzalez of Santa Clara during a news conference Nov. 8 in Miami.

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Women of Irish laundries may be compensated

November 22, 2010

The Irish government has asked the country’s attorney general to consider a report by the Irish Human Rights Commission that calls for compensating women and girls held in the so-called Magdalene laundries run by 10 religious orders.

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Pope urges G-20 to seek ‘just solutions’ to crisis

November 22, 2010

Pope Benedict urged world leaders to seek “lasting, sustainable and just solutions” to the numerous economic and social problems facing the world as the Group of 20 finance ministers and central bank governors gathered in Seoul, South Korea, Nov. 11-12.

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Exhibit shows treasures of Vatican Library

November 22, 2010

State-of-the-art technology and the latest in multi-media presentation techniques reveal some of the centuries-old treasures housed in the “pope’s library” in a new exhibit at the Vatican.

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Pilgrims welcome pope

November 22, 2010

A group of pilgrims with the Neocatechumenal Way . . .

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Bible written for community — Miller

November 29, 2010
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

VANCOUVER - Vancouver Archbishop Michael Miller says he hopes Canadian Catholics will not see the latest papal exhortation Verbum Domini — the Word of God — as a call simply to engage in more Bible study. more . . .

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Winnipeg art studio aids mentally ill on the path to recovery

November 29, 2010
JAMES BUCHOK
PRIAIRE MESSENGER

WINNIPEG — Art can challenge the stigma and discrimination experienced by the mentally ill and aid in their recovery, says a Winnipeg artist diagnosed with schizophrenia.

In 2005 Nigel Bart founded ArtBeat Studio in Winnipeg's Exchange District with seven artists, each given free studio space for six months, ending with a show and sale of their works. more . . .

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