The Sudan Council of Churche, fears an escalation in the country's civil war following all increase in Islamic fundamentalist influence after July's coup led by army officers. The SCC General Secretary, Ezekiel Kutjok, was recently arrested at Khartoum airport. After confiscating his passport he was later released but is concerned about the implications of such action.
200 white, black, Hispanic, Korean, American and Vietnamese Catholics recently took part in a walk for racial justice and peace in Denver, Colorado. Archbishop Francis Stafford of Denver, also participated in the third annual peace walk.
POPE John Paul this week beautified seven Thai Catholics who were killed for refusing to renounce their faith, as well as a French nun and an Italian priest who led the Catholic Society of St Paul until his death in 1948.
THE visit to Warsaw of the Soviet Foreign Minister, Eduard Shevardnadze, is expected to pave the way for a trip to Moscow by Tadcuss Mazowiecki, the Polish Prime Minister. Mazowiecki, a Catholic intellectual who was in Rome last week for talks with Pope John Paul and Italian leaders, was the first Polish Prime Minister since the war not to go to Moscow on taking office.