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Pope Benedict XVI wraps up his visit to Spain


August 22nd, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 22 (IANS/EFE) Pope Benedict XVI Sunday wrapped up his visit to Spain, where he participated in the Catholic Church's World Youth Day celebrations.The pope urged young Catholics to ... Read more...

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Hundreds of thousands welcome pope in Madrid


August 19th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 19 (IANS/EFE) Hundreds of thousands of young people gathered Thursday in the Spanish capital's Plaza de Cibeles to welcome Pope Benedict XVI to the 26th World Youth Day ... Read more...

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Hindus smell greed in Vatican declaring “Simpsons” as Catholics


November 1st, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Nov 1 (ANI): Hindus have blamed Vatican for mere greed in claiming animated television family "The Simpsons" as Catholics.Why would Vatican need to enroll a dysfunctional cartoon family into its ... Read more...

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Pope says he’s not a rock star


December 23rd, 2008 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Dec 22 (DPA) Pope Benedict XVI Monday fondly recalled his participation in July at the massively attended Catholic World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia, but warned such events should not ... Read more...

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Missing Indian nationals’ visas expire this week


August 5th, 2008 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Neena Bhandari Sydney, Aug 5 (IANS) The Indian nationals who went missing from Auckland last month en route to the Catholic Church's World Youth Day festivities in Sydney will be deemed illegal ... Read more...

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Hindus laud Pope’’s remarks on building greed-free world


August 1st, 2008 - 10:33 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 1 (ANI): Acclaimed Hindu and Indo-American leader, Rajan Zed, has applauded Pope''s remarks at World Youth Day in Sydney where he called to build a new age free from ... Read more...

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Indian youth return home after world youth festivities


July 21st, 2008 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Neena Bhandari Sydney, July 21 (IANS) As the nearly 500 Indian youth, who participated in the week-long Catholic Church's World Youth Day festivities here, return home Monday, there was shock and ... Read more...

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New Zealands Labour Department speaks to missing Indian pilgrims


July 21st, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, July 21 (ANI): The Labour Departments immigration service has spoken to half of the Indian pilgrims who went missing in New Zealand while en route to World Youth Day in ... Read more...

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Two Indians ‘missing’ in New Zealand on flight home


July 20th, 2008 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Neena Bhandari Sydney, July 20 (IANS) Two of the 40 Indian men, who disappeared in New Zealand en route to attend the Catholic Church's just concluded week-long World Youth Day (WYD) festivities ... Read more...

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World Youth Day in Australia is ”unforgettable, says Pope


July 20th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 20 (ANI): While still on his weeklong trip to Australia, Pope Benedict XVI has said that his visit to the country for World Youth Day has been an unforgettable ... Read more...

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`Apology not enough,” says victims” dad


July 19th, 2008 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 19 (ANI): A man whose daughters were raped by a Melbourne priest says Pope Benedict XVI''s apology to abuse victims is disappointing in that it offers no practical help ... Read more...

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Pope ‘deeply sorry’ for sexual abuse by priests


July 19th, 2008 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 19 (DPA) Pope Benedict XVI said Saturday he was "deeply sorry for the pain and suffering" of those who had been sexually abused by Catholic clergy. Speaking in Sydney on ... Read more...

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Pope apologises to Oz clergy sexually abused victims


July 19th, 2008 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 19 (ANI): Pope Benedict XVI has apologised to victims of what he termed as "evil" sexual abuse by members of the clergy in Australia. Stating that he was "deeply sorry" ... Read more...

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Oz Catholics disappointed as popemobile goes by too fast


July 18th, 2008 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 18 (ANI): Many Catholics were left disappointed when the Pope travelled too fast through Sydney in his popemobile on Thursday, as they failed to see him properly.His custom-made ... Read more...

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Porn star offers sex tips to priests


July 18th, 2008 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 18 (ANI): Catholic priests should watch porn in a bid to prevent sexual abuse, claims a US porn star.Actress Belladonna who has starred in 250 x-rated films with both ... Read more...

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Indian pilgrims” caught in immigration scam in New Zealand devastated


July 18th, 2008 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, July 18 (ANI): Three Indian pilgrims have met immigration officials to tell them of the scam that cost their parents 17,000 dollars, and dashed their dreams of a better life ... Read more...

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Immigration scams could give bad name to travel industry: agents


July 17th, 2008 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The immigration racket involving 39 fake Indian pilgrims busted in New Zealand and the BBC sting exposing a massive scam in Britain involving Indians will give the ... Read more...

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We are victims, say three ‘missing’ Indians in New Zealand (Second Lead)


July 17th, 2008 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Neena Bhandari Sydney, July 17 (IANS) Three of the 39 Indians, who disappeared in New Zealand en route to attend the Catholic Church's week-long World Youth Day (WYD) festivities in Sydney, have ... Read more...

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Indian pilgrims to reveal how immigration scam to New Zealand was arranged


July 17th, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, July 17 (ANI): Three of the 35 Indian pilgrims who went missing, will meet immigration officials today to provide information about the alleged scam that brought them to New Zealand.The ... Read more...

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3 missing Indians in New Zealand to expose agent (Lead)


July 17th, 2008 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
By Neena Bhandari Sydney, July 17 (IANS) Three of the 39 Indians, who disappeared in New Zealand en route to attend the Catholic Church's week-long World Youth Day (WYD) festivities in Sydney, are ... Read more...

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Three runaway Indians to give details of New Zealand visa scam


July 17th, 2008 - 8:08 am ICT by IANS
DPA Wellington, July 17 (DPA) Three Indian men who disappeared in New Zealand while on the way to Australia to see the Pope have agreed to tell all about the swindlers who tricked ... Read more...

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New Zealand intensifies hunt for 39 missing Indians


July 16th, 2008 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Neena Bhandari Sydney, July 16 (IANS) Thirty-nine Indians, mostly Catholics from Punjab, who disappeared in New Zealand en route to attend the Catholic Church's week-long World Youth Day (WYD) festivities in Sydney, ... Read more...

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Missing pilgrims conned Indian church leaders to enter New Zealand


July 16th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, July 16 (ANI): The group of Indians who have gone missing in New Zealand, reportedly managed their entry into the country by conning Indian church leaders into believing they were ... Read more...

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39 Indians go missing in New Zealand in suspected immigration scam (Night Lead)


July 15th, 2008 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Neena Bhandari Sydney/Auckland, July 15 (IANS) In what appears to be a major immigration scandal, another seven Indians in transit in New Zealand en route to Australia for the week-long World Youth ... Read more...

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Three more Indian pilgrims missing in Kiwi immigration scam


July 15th, 2008 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, July 15 (ANI): Three more Indian pilgrims have disappeared from their billet families in Auckland bringing to 35 the number now believed to have gone missing. An Indian taxi driver, taking ... Read more...

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Immigration scam: 39 Indian pilgrims go missing in New Zealand (Lead)


July 15th, 2008 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Neena Bhandari Sydney, July 15 (IANS) In what appears to be an immigration scam, another seven Indian pilgrims in transit in New Zealand en route to Australia for the week-long World Youth ... Read more...

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Three more Indians go missing in New Zealand, total 35


July 15th, 2008 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Neena Bhandari Sydney, July 15 (IANS) In what appears to be an immigration scam, another three Indian pilgrims in transit in New Zealand en route to Australia for the weeklong World Youth ... Read more...

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32 Indian Catholic pilgrims go missing in New Zealand


July 14th, 2008 - 9:38 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 14 (ANI): Thirty-two Indian catholic pilgrims have gone missing during a stopover in the New Zealand capital, Wellington, en route to Sydney to see the Pope at the World ... Read more...

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32 Indian youths absconding in New Zealand as WYD starts (Lead, changing dateline)


July 14th, 2008 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Neena Bhandari Sydney, July 14 (IANS) Thirtytwo Indian youths, who were granted one-month visitor visa in New Zealand on their way to Australia, are absconding as the week-long Catholic Church's World Youth ... Read more...

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The Catholic Church out of touch: MySpace poll


July 14th, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 14 (ANI): A poll conducted by social networking website MySpace has branded the Catholic Church "out of touch" with young people, just ahead of its World Youth Day event ... Read more...

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More than 30 Indian youths disappear in New Zealand


July 14th, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Wellington, July 14 (DPA) More than 30 Indian youths have disappeared in New Zealand, where they were in transit to go to Sydney for World Youth Day, a spokeswoman for the Catholic ... Read more...

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Pope to apologise for sexual abuse by priests


July 13th, 2008 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 13 (ANI): Pope Benedict XVI has begun his nine-day visit to Australia, where is expected to issue an apology to the victims of sexual abuse by priests.The Pope is ... Read more...

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Condom handout will add to World Youth Day comedy, claims Bishop


July 11th, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 11 (ANI): A national sexual health groups decision to hand out condoms to World Youth Day pilgrims will add comedy to the week of celebrations, according to the bishop ... Read more...

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Pope’s visit a fillip for Australia’s flagging faith


July 11th, 2008 - 9:07 am ICT by IANS
By Sid Astbury Sydney, July 11 (DPA) At Australian funerals these days mourners are more likely to hear the pop song "Stairway to Heaven" than the hymn "Abide with Me". Only two picks ... Read more...

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Oz pilgrims to be given condoms to protest against the Pope


June 24th, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 24 (ANI): Pilgrims in Sydney to attend World Youth Day celebrations will be given condoms in a protest against Pope Benedict XVI's opposition to contraception and homosexuality. According to The ... Read more...

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