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Jerusalem Patriarch Sounds a Plea for Peace

JERUSALEM, MARCH 27, 2005 ( Latin Patriarch Michel Sabbah of Jerusalem proclaimed a message of peace for the region when he celebrated Easter Mass in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

Schiavo Parents’ Options Running Out

PINELLAS PARK, Florida, MARCH 26, 2005 ( Terri Schiavo’s parents lost another round in court and were nearly out of legal options as the brain-damaged woman edged toward death.

U.S. Directory on Permanent Deacons Published

WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 25, 2005 ( The National Directory for the Formation, Ministry, and Life of Permanent Deacons in the United States is now available from USCCB Publishing.

Diocese Adopts a Village Hard Hit by Tsunami

THRISSUR, India, MARCH 24, 2005 ( The Archdiocese of Thrisshur and the Carmelite priests in Kerala state have decided to adopt a village in Tamil Nadu that was hard hit by the Dec. 26 tsunami.

Marathon to Promote Peace in the Holy Land

ROME, MARCH 24, 2005 ( Palestinians, Israelis and pilgrims from around the world will participate April 14 in a marathon-pilgrimage, from Bethlehem to Jerusalem, to promote peace in the Holy Land.