THE NEXT Eucharistic World Congress, a spokesman for the Vatican has announced, will take place in Seoul, the capital. of Korea, in 1989.
A YOUNG Catholic follower of the controversial Hungarian pacifist leader, Fr Gyorgy &litany, was arrested in February in Budapest, for refusing to perform military service. The I9-year-old Barna Csontas faces up to 36 months in prison.
POLICE IN Columbia have released a photographer arrested for taking photographs of a nude female model in the hIStorie underground cathedral of Zipaquira. No charges were brought against the Argentine photographer.
THE CATHOLIC Church in Moldavia is flourishing, according to Vladimir Peterca, a professor at the Catholic seminary in Tsai who visited Bonn last month. Professor Peterca said that many churches have been built or renovated in the past 20 years, and that 80 per cent of Catholics in his diocese attend Sunday Mass and have their children baptised.
SR JUDITH Vaughan, a Sister of St Joseph of Carondelet, is the 19th nun to he cleared, among the 24 nuns who faced Vatican threats of expulsion from their orders because of their signing the abortionrelated ad in The New York. Times in 1984. Sr Vaughan, who was officially cleared last week, maintains that she did not retract her views.
19 THEOLOGY professors at the Catholic University of America publicly warned last week that a Vatican-ordered firing of Fr Charles Curran would be "severely damaging to this university". Fr Curran said last week that he would deliver a final reply to the Vatican's demand that he retract his dissenting views on some church teachings.
CARDINAL Paul Augustin Mayer, Head of the Congregation for Sacraments and Divine Cults, assured Italian Catholics earlier this week that despite the present wine scandal, all the wine used at Mass, is, by long-standing Church regulations, only the purest.
Vigil in Joliet
ON GOOD Friday a prayer vigil marking Servite Fr Lawrence Martin Jenco's 444th day of captivity in Lebanon was held in Joliet, Illinois, with about 125 people participating.