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Holy See Hopes Iraq Embraces Religious Liberty

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy, APRIL 30, 2003 ( The Holy See hopes that postwar Iraq will “be a state in which there is total religious liberty,” says the Vatican secretary of state, Cardinal Angelo Sodano.

Pope Might Visit Switzerland in June 2004

ROME, APRIL 29, 2003 ( The Swiss episcopal conference announced that John Paul II might visit the country for a national meeting of youth, June 5-6, 2004, in Berne.

Native Vietnamese Is Named Auxiliary of Orange

VATICAN CITY, APRIL 28, 2003 ( John Paul II has appointed Monsignor Dominic Dinh Mai Luong, director of the National Center for the Vietnamese Apostolate, as auxiliary bishop of Orange, in California.