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