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2009-07-15 10:35:04

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth installment in the magic-themed movie franchise, has earned a glowing review from the Vatican's newspaper. L'Osservatore Romano published a critique Tuesday praising the filmmakers for drawing a clear line of demarcation between good and evil, making clear that good is right, and that in some cases this involves hard work and sacrifices, The Times of London reported. The L'Osservatore reviewer also said the movie promotes the values of...

2006-06-09 08:37:54

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican's newspaper on Friday criticized the government of the Tuscany region in Italy for deciding to provide free hormone treatment for patients undergoing sex change operations.

2006-05-25 09:49:41

By Philip Pullella and Natalia Reiter WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland gave German-born Pope Benedict a warm but sparse reception on Thursday as he began a visit to honor his predecessor John Paul and help banish lingering ghosts of the Nazi occupation.

2006-04-30 13:54:37

By Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - China pressed ahead with appointing a new bishop to its state-sanctioned Catholic Church on Sunday and warned the Vatican not to interfere, risking a deepening rift with the Vatican which objected to the promotion.

2006-04-16 07:22:14

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict, in his first Easter message, called on Sunday for an "honorable solution" to the nuclear standoff with Iran, a truly independent Palestinian state, and global cooperation to combat terrorism.

2006-04-16 05:58:44

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict, in his first Easter message, called on Sunday for an "honorable solution" to the nuclear standoff with Iran, a truly independent Palestinian state, and global cooperation to combat terrorism.

2006-04-16 05:53:17

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict, in his first Easter message, called on Sunday for an "honorable solution" to the nuclear standoff with Iran, a truly independent Palestinian state, and global cooperation to combat terrorism.

2006-04-15 17:00:18

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict began the first Easter of his pontificate on Saturday, urging Catholics to let the risen Christ help them transform a world of violence and corruption.

2006-04-03 01:34:37

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China and the Vatican could re-establish diplomatic relations by the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Cardinal Joseph Zen, the most senior Roman Catholic clergyman in the country, said on Monday.

2006-03-25 07:24:06

By Philip Pullella and Tom Heneghan VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict and 15 new cardinals he elevated to the highest ranks of the Roman Catholic Church paid tribute on Saturday to the late Pope John Paul, who died nearly a year ago, recalling his public suffering.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.