Page 2, 2nd March 1984

2nd March 1984
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Page 2, 2nd March 1984 — Overseas news in brief

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Organisations: United Nations
Locations: Moscow, London, Rome, Beirut


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Overseas news in brief


HELP the Aged has sent an emergency grant of £10.000 to Catholic relief services in Beirut. The money will be used entirely for drugs and medicines desperately needed by the elderly. An estimated 100,000 people have fled into Beirut from surrounding areas.

Pope plea

UNITED STATES Vice President George Bush said the Pope was "articulate and most persuasive" about the need to reduce world tensions caused by nuclear weapons. They talked in Rome as Bush returned from the

Andropov funeral in Moscow.


AN INTERFAITH Coloquium on Apartheid will he held in London 5-7 March in support of freedom in South Africa and Namibia. It is organised by Archbishop Trevor Huddlestone in cooperation with the United Nations.

Lebanon death

AN AMERICAN priest was among those killed in conflict in Lebanon at the weekend.

Bearing witness

BECAUSE of continued aggression among nations, Christians must give visible witness to peace by striving for unity, Pope John Paul said in Rome last week. The Pope said that such witness is "practical obedience" and said he regretted that the unity found in one baptism of Christians does

not extend to one Eucharist.

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