POLISH TV has carried out a survery in which Cardinal Jozef Glemp was chosen as the most popular person in Poland ahead of Prime Minister Taduesz Mazowlecki, and Solidarity leader Lech Walesa. A separate sociological survey showed 92 per cent of the Polish population to be Catholic.
BIBLICAL scholars in Princeton, New Jersey, have clashed in a bitter exchange over who has the right to see and study the Dead Sea Scrolls, one of the century's most fabled archaelogical finds. Professor Norman Golb of the University of Chicago said that "a generation of scholars will never get the chance to study these documents". The scrolls were discovered in a cave in 1947 and date from between 200 BC and 50 AD. They could provide important insights into the history of Judaism and Christianity.
A MOSLEM minister in South Africa was fined R100 (£22) this week for illegally parking his car while he (ended to a dying victim of a car crash. Maulana Bham observed the accident on the Pretoria to Johannesburg highway and stopped to help.