tDINAL Hume will preside a service of rededication to held on Monday at the rch of St Joseph and the V Child in Bedford, at pm. The service follows the dedication of the church Archbishop Manning, in
E Catholic Bishops' rerence has appointed Fr lad Jackson as Secretary of Committee for Christian y this week. Fr Jackson, has been a member of the unittee since 1984, is at eat working in Cambridge, t Edmund's College, where -.searches on the work of the ,lican-Roman Catboiic -national Commission.
THOLIC actress Coral twne won the London .ning Standard Film Award best actress of the year on ;Way, for her performance in eamchild. The film, released .ly last year, depicts the life of med novelist Lewis Carroll, Jthor of the classic Alice in onderland.
cHE ecumenical Iona ommunity launched its 'Countdown Campaign" last iunday, towards the building of an international ecumenical youth centre on the historic Hebridean Island. The Community has already raised 1575,000 in the past 16 months towards the building's estimated £800,000 cost. The new campaign involves dozens of simultaneous parties, thrown in different parts of world, where each party goer will be asked to contribute 90 minutes worth of their income as a donation.
HELP the Aged is to extend its "Stamp Out Loneliness" Appeal until late this spring, owing to overwhelming public response. Already thousands of stamps — rare, and used — have been sent in from all over the country in response to the organisation's appeal, which was launched in January.
THE Westminster Archdiocese is joining with the North London Hospice Group to purchase an 8.8 acre site in Barnet to be used as a hospice site for the terminally ill and their families.
LORD Scarman has given a warm welcome to a report urging new initiatives on youth homelessness. "The problems of homeless young people are sadly worse now than they were during 1985, International Youth Year. We will make this a major focus of our attention" he said at the launch of "Housing a Fair Deal for Youth", the result of a seminar held by International Youth Year England.
LEADER of the outlawed Confederacy of Independent Poland, Leszek Moczulski visited the House of Commons this week and thanked MPs for their efforts in getting him released by the Polish authorities. Mr Moczulski, one of Poland's most imprisoned dissidents, is in this country for heart surgery.
TO MARK Peace Sunday, February 1, the Department of International Affairs of the bishops' conference of England and Wales has produced a booklet to aid celebrations. It includes a suggested liturgy, including bidding prayers and homily notes.