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第140集-梵蒂岡人口新統計

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Recently published statistics
report that there are 557 citizens of Vatican City.
Of the total number of citizens, 58 are cardinals, 293 are clergy with status as members of pontifical
representation, 62 are other
members of the clergy, 101 are members of the Swiss Guard and the
remaining 43 are other lay persons.

第139集-聖座敦促援助伊拉克難民

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The Holy See is lending its support to an U.N. initiative aimed at aiding some 4 million displaced Iraqis, a number that grows by the day.
Some 2million Iraqis currently displaced internally and 2 million others
have already fled the country, and between 40,000 and 50,000 are
fleeing their homes each month.

第134集-宗教自由仍充滿險阻

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Now in China, the biggest obstacle is the fact that the patriotic church has been “tamed” by the regime, especially on themes such as birth control, and the Gospel is shaped and manipulated by social need.

第138集-非洲天主教人口增加

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According to the latest statistical directory of the worldwide Church, has revealed that the number of Catholic in the world has remained the same during the last five years, with the exception of Africa, where the number has increased significantly.

第133集-教宗新書「納匝肋的耶穌」

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Pope Benedict has indicated that the book is a personal effort—not an authoritative doctrinal statement—which he has undertaken because he is concern about growing confusion on the identity of Jesus, both within and outside the Church.

第137集-教宗譴責毒販

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Benedict XVI put the drug traffickers of the world on notice and asked young people to open their hearts to Christ’s message.

第132集-教宗歡慶八十大壽

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Pope Benedict XVI spent his 80th birthday quietly at the Vatican, receiving a special delegation of various from his native Germany in the morning and a luncheon with members of the College of Cardinals.
Later the Pope was to be presented with a portrait of him, commissioned by the Vatican and done by a Russian artist.

第136集-修道人比較長壽

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This study analyzed the age of monks in different monasteries and found that on average, monks live 4 years longer than other men.
The expert admitted that he still does not know why monks live longer. His hypothesis is that monks smoke less, have a regular daily routine, and do not cease working at age 65. He also believes that monks’ spiritual lives help them to deal with daily stress.

第131集-異教通婚,信仰受考驗

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Large numbers of immigrants pouring into Europe are increasing the number of marriages between Catholics and Muslims.
This topic and its effects on the family were discussed recently at the seventh annual meeting of the presidents of the bishops’ conference of southeastern Eurpoe.
The bishops recognized that within these marriages of diverse religions there is also a diversity of ethnic origin. Ethnicity is frequently the “more decisive issue and the one generating the most problems,” they concluded.

第135集-瑪蒂諾樞機訪問台灣

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President Chen told the cardinal that his visit would make migrants to Taiwan”sense the warmth, compassion and concern of the Vatican.” He also thanked the local Church for its work running schools and hospitals, and caring for the marginalized, foreign brides, the rural poor, and migrants.

第130集-聖座敦促聯合國遏止婦女受虐

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The Holy See encouraged the Unites Nations to get to the roots of discrimination and violence against women.
The Holy See’s permanent observer to the UN said “women bear the brunt of the world’s child prostitution, sexual exploitation, abuse, domestic violence, child labor and human trafficking. In order to put an end to the violation of human rights of trafficked women and girls, it is not enough to sensationalize their tragic plight, rather there is needed to trace the question back to the market that exist due to the demand which makes such trade possible and profitable.”