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Exchange between Kennedy, pope made public

Exchange between Kennedy, pope made public

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Portions of letters exchanged between U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy and Pope Benedict XVI in the senator's last days have been released.

Services held for newsman Russert

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- Services were held Wednesday for Tim Russert, the blue-collar boy from Buffalo who grew up to become one of the United States' pre-eminent TV journalists.

Religious Leaders seek torture ban

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel and Cardinal Theodore McCarrick joined other U.S. religious leaders Tuesday, urging the United States to ban torture.

Vatican accepts U.S. bishops' resignation

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) -- The Vatican has accepted the resignation of two U.S. Roman Catholic bishops, including Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who reached the retirement age of 75.

U.S. immigration rallies draw 1 million

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- Well over a million U.S. immigrants and their supporters in some 150 cities rallied peacefully against a congressional clampdown and possible deportations.

Bush seeks immigration reform 'decency'

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush, at a prayer service with Roman Catholic leaders, said that changes in immigration laws can "uphold the decency of our country."

Bush is given the Freedom Award

WASHINGTON, May 18 (UPI) -- President Bush and Pope John Paul II were honored Wednesday in Washington for promoting freedom and democracy around the world.

Bishops to campaign against death penalty

BOSTON, March 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Roman Catholic bishops are preparing to begin what they call a major campaign to end the use of the death penalty in the United States.

Religious leaders discuss aid issues

DUBLIN, Ireland, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Religious leaders from around the world have met in Dublin to discuss aid to developing countries, the Irish Independent reported Tuesday.

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U.S. papers editorialize on cadinals

U.S. newspaper editorial comment on Vatican meeting of cardinals on child sexual abuse by priests.

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THE CRISIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST The top Palestinian intelligence officer said a cease-fire in the Middle East is currently impossible because of the destruction wrought by the Israeli military, and the threat of further Israeli incursions.
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