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2011-01-06 12:10:00

Pope Benedict said on Thursday that God was behind complex scientific theories like the Big Bang, and Christians should reject the idea that the universe came into being by accident.

2010-12-21 15:37:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, issued the following statement after the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith sought to clarify the pope's comments on condom use.

2010-11-23 16:42:37

The International AIDS Society (IAS) cautiously notes the comments from Pope Benedict that condom use could, in specific circumstances, be acceptable, but calls on the Pope and the Catholic Church to come out clearly and strongly in support of all evidence-based methods of HIV prevention, including condom use.

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2009-12-16 06:10:00

Pope Benedict gave a message on Tuesday, saying that it is time for the industrialized nations to own up to their “historic responsibility” in the current environmental crisis, improve efficiency and begin living more sober lifestyles.

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2009-06-29 06:05:00

Tiny bone fragments dated from the first or second century have been identified in a tomb in the Basilica of St Paul in Rome.

2009-03-17 12:10:00

WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, issued a response to Pope Benedict's statement on condom use. "As the pope traveled to Africa, he chose this moment to make what appears to be his first unequivocal statement opposing condom use.

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2008-01-31 19:15:39

Pope Benedict addressed members of the Vatican department of doctrinal matters Thursday, warning that practices such as freezing embryos, suppression of embryos in multiple pregnancies, embryonic stem cell research, and the prospect of human cloning and artificial insemination outside the body had "shattered the barriers meant to protect human dignity,” according to a Reuters report.

2006-09-06 05:40:00

Pope Benedict has a thing for old hats, this time donning a wide-brimmed "saturno" for his weekly general audience in St Peter's Square on Wednesday.

2006-09-04 08:30:00

By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor PARIS (Reuters) - Pope Benedict and his former doctoral students plan to publish the proceedings of their weekend seminar on evolution to promote a dialogue between faith and science on the origins of life, participants said.

2006-09-03 11:47:00

By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor PARIS (Reuters) - Pope Benedict and his former doctoral students spent a weekend pondering evolution without discussing controversies over intelligent design and creationism raging in the United States, a participant said on Sunday.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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