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November 2007 Archives

Associated Press – November 30, 2007 MOUNT AIRY, Md. – President Bush urged Congress on Friday to approve an additional $30 billion for the fight against AIDS worldwide over the next five years, and announced he would visit Africa early […]

Associated Press – November 29, 2007 SEATTLE – A few hours after a judge ruled that a 14-year-old Jehovah’s Witness sick with leukemia had the right to refuse a blood transfusion that might have helped him, the boy died, a […]

Associated Press – November 30, 2007 VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI strongly criticized modern-day atheism in a major document released Friday, saying it had led to some of the “greatest forms of cruelty and violations of justice” ever known […]

Associated Press Khartoum, Sudan – British teacher Gillian Gibbons has been convicted of inciting religious hatred for letting her pupils name a teddy bear Muhammad and sentenced to 15 days in prison and deportation from Sudan, one of her defense […]

Associated Press Jerusalem – In unusually frank comments, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert warned in a published interview Thursday that “the state of Israel is finished” if a Palestinian state is not created, saying the alternative is a South African-style […]

Associated Press St. Petersburg, Fla. – Republican presidential rivals Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney scornfully debated immigration in a provocative, no-holds-barred CNN/YouTube debate just over a month before the first votes are cast. Giuliani, the front-runner in national polls, accused […]

Associated Press – November 28, 2007 WASHINGTON – So far so good. But can Israel and the Palestinians conclude a peace agreement mostly on their own? Time is running out for President Bush to make good on his promise of […]

Associated Press – November 28, 2007 KHARTOUM, Sudan – Sudan charged a British teacher Wednesday with inciting religious hatred after she allowed her students to name a teddy bear Muhammad, an offense that could subject her to 40 lashes, the […]

Chicago Tribune – November 28, 2007 CHICAGO – For more than three decades, Willow Creek Community Church has defined its success by tallying the throngs who walk through its doors. But a survey recently revealed something the South Barrington, Ill., […]

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service Vatican City – In two days of ceremony and celebration last weekend (Nov. 24-25), Pope Benedict XVI expanded the highest ranks of the Roman Catholic hierarchy by elevating 23 men — including two […]