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Volume 1, No. 34 EVENING EDITION

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  • John N. Lupia
    ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWS Volume 1, Issue 34 EVENING EDITION WEDNESDAY, 31 OCTOBER, 2001 THIRTIETH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME 484th ANNIVERSARY OF MARTIN LUTHER S 95
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      ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWS

      Volume 1, Issue 34 EVENING EDITION

      WEDNESDAY, 31 OCTOBER, 2001

      THIRTIETH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME

      484th ANNIVERSARY OF MARTIN LUTHER'S 95 THESES NAILED TO DOOR OF WITTENBERG CATHEDRAL IN 1517

      PRAY FOR CHURCH UNITY

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      INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
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      • GENERAL AUDIENCE: GREATNESS OF GOD IN CREATION
      AND HISTORY
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      • HOLY FATHER'S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR NOVEMBER
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      • NUNCIO ASKS INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY FOR MIDDLE
      EAST SITUATION
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      • ARCHBISHOP FOLEY TO SPEAK IN U.S. IN COMING DAYS
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      • TELEGRAM FOR DEATH OF DEAN EMERITUS OF THE ROMAN
      ROTA
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      • NOTICE
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      GENERAL AUDIENCE: GREATNESS OF GOD IN CREATION
      AND HISTORY

      VATICAN CITY, OCT 31, 2001 (VIS) - In today's general audience,
      celebrated in St. Peter's Square, John Paul II spoke on the
      Canticle of Isaiah (Is 45:15-26) in which the greatness of God in
      creation and history is shown.

      The Pope noted that "The historical background from which this
      meditation springs is that of the surprising liberation which God
      obtains for His people, at the time of the Babylonian exile. The
      certainty of the providential action of God is the source of hope
      for the believer, who knows he can count upon the constant
      presence of He 'who formed the earth and made it, He (who)
      established it'."

      "God," he affirmed, "is by definition the Only One. Nothing can
      compare to Him. Everything is subordinate to Him." In this regard
      the Pope recalled that the prophet Isaiah reproaches "all forms
      of idolatry, often concealed in the attitudes with which men and
      things are considered as absolute values and substitutes for
      God Himself, more than in the improper use of images."

      The hymn, he continued, refers to history, "in which Israel was
      able to experience many times the beneficent and merciful
      power of God, His faithfulness and His providence."

      "God proclaims: 'Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the
      earth! For I am God and there is no other'. In this way it becomes
      clear that the predilection with which God has chosen Israel as
      His people is not an act of exclusion, but instead an act of love in
      which all of humanity is destined to benefit. Already in the Old
      Testament, that 'sacramental' conception of the history of
      salvation stands out, which sees in the special election of the
      sons of Abraham, and then of the disciples of Christ in the
      Church, not a privilege which 'closes' or 'excludes', but the sign
      and the instrument of a universal love."

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      HOLY FATHER'S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR NOVEMBER

      VATICAN CITY, OCT 31, 2001 (VIS) - The Holy Father's general
      prayer intention for November is: "That holy and exemplary men
      and women may be our companions in proclaiming boldly the
      Gospel of the Kingdom of God." His missionary intention is:
      "That, through the active participation of Christians, mass media
      may be instruments of missionary evangelization."

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      NUNCIO ASKS INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY FOR MIDDLE
      EAST SITUATION

      VATICAN CITY, OCT 31, 2001 (VIS) - The afternoon of October 29
      Archbishop Renato Martino, Holy See permanent observer to the
      United Nations, spoke before the Fourth Committee of the U.N.
      General Assembly on Item 87, the United Nations Relief and
      Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine.

        "The events of 11 September," he stated, "seem to have cast a
      dark shadow upon the life of this city which in turn has a
      profound effect throughout the world. However this is but one
      tragedy which makes my Delegation heavy of heart. Although
      they were founded as temporary agencies, UNRWA and the
      Pontifical Mission for Palestine have labored to assist the
      Palestinian Refugees for over fifty years."

        The archbishop observed that "Each year we come before this
      Committee with an intervention and I am sorry to say that each
      year our observations are the same. Violence in Israel and the
      Occupied Territories continues to take innocent lives. In
      particular, I note the incursions into the Christian towns of
      Bethlehem, Beit Sahour and Beit Jala." He named some of the
      many Church institutions that have suffered shell damage, and
      added: "Numerous houses in these towns have sustained
      damage from artillery and as a result, the Pontifical Mission for
      Palestine has been making emergency grants to aid with repairs
      or for the relocation of the residents." The Mission is also
      creating projects "to put the unemployed to work, projects which
      will benefit the community at large are sponsored."

        "It is the hope of my Delegation," affirmed Archbishop Martino,
      "that any solution found for the multifaceted problems of the
      region will include the question of the Holy City of Jerusalem. In
      light of the numerous incidents of violence and the rigors of
      imposed closures, the Holy See renews its consistent call for
      'internationally guaranteed provisions to ensure the freedom of
      religion and of conscience of its inhabitants, as well as
      permanent, free and unhindered access to the Holy Places by
      the faithful of all religions and nationalities'."

        In concluding remarks, he appealed "for greater international
      solidarity and the political will to meet the challenge of the
      seemingly unending violence in the region. The arms
      manufacturers of the world have the region awash in weapons.
      These weapons help to fuel the fire of violence throughout the
      entire area. Further, my Delegation appeals to the international
      community to assist in bringing a just resolution to the
      differences between the peoples of the Holy Land who are all
      cousins in the Abrahamic faith."

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      ARCHBISHOP FOLEY TO SPEAK IN U.S. IN COMING DAYS

      VATICAN CITY, OCT 31, 2001 (VIS) - Archbishop John P. Foley,
      president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications,
      will speak in coming days in the United States. He will give an
      address on November 3 to the Catholic Leadership Institute at
      the College of Physicians in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania upon
      receiving an award from the Institute.

      On November 4, feast of St. Charles Borromeo, he will give the
      homily at a Mass celebrating this feast day at St. Charles
      Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia.

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      TELEGRAM FOR DEATH OF DEAN EMERITUS OF THE ROMAN
      ROTA

      VATICAN CITY, OCT 31, 2001 (VIS) - Cardinal Secretary of State
      Angelo Sodano sent a telegram in the Pope's name to the dean
      of the Tribunal of the Roman Rota, Msgr. Raffaello Funghini, after
      learning the news of the death of the dean emeritus, Archbishop
      Ernesto Maria Fiore, at the age of 83.

      The Holy Father recalled "his zealous priestly life and long
      generous activity in the service of the Apostolic See as a man of
      the Church and an expert in law, who sought in the love of Christ
      the fulfillment of every law."

      Archbishop Ernesto Maria Fiore retired in January 1994.

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      NOTICE

      VATICAN CITY, OCT 31, 2001 (VIS) - We would like to remind our
      subscribers that there will be no VIS service tomorrow,
      November 1, All Saints Day or Friday November 2, All Souls Day.
      Service resumes on Monday, November 5.

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      Rev. Dante DiGirolamo
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      WEAR THE BROWN SCAPULAR OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT
      CARMEL AND PRAY THE ROSARY DAILY FOR THE
      CONVERSION OF THE WHOLE WORLD AND FOR CHURCH
      UNITY
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      "during this important time, as the eve of the new millennium
      approaches . . . unity among all Christians of the various
      confessions will increase until they reach full communion." John
      Paul II, Tertio Millennio Adveniente, 16

      "Keep close to the Mother of God as if you were the child Jesus
      clinging to her robes while walking down a dusty and busy
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