Page 2, 30th July 1982

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Resignation call

CARDINAL Jaime Sin of Manila, Philippines, has called for the resignation of President Marcos, saying he has lost the people's respect and failed to solve the national problems in 16 years of rule.

No loudspeaker

A WEST GERMAN court has ruled that a Catholic parish priest at Buchhach, near Bayreuth, Bavaria, cannot use a loudspeaker on his church lower to announce deaths or call people to services. Fr Reinhold asserted that noise protection laws allowed substitution of a loudspeaker for bells, but the court said different laws applied.

Baby burial

PRO-LIFERS in Texas organised an ecumenical burial service this month for the bodies of three dead babies found on a city dump in May in a plastic bag. The babies are believed to have died in drug-induced abortions or through premature birth.

Diplomat praised

ARCHBISHOP Annibale Bugnini, former papal pronuncio in Iran, who died on July 3, earned the praise of Bruce Laingen, United States charge d'affairs in Teheran, for his help during the United States hostage crisis in 1979, in a letter to the PI ashington Post.

Scholar dies

CAPUCHIN Father Dominic Unger, 75, a fellow of the Pontifical Marian Academy, Rome, and a theologian, has died of cancer at Hays, Kansas. From 1960-62, he was consultor to the preparatory theological commission for Vatican II. Unger was v 1gal-zed—as—an autborhy on the teachings of St Irenaeus of Lyons.

Chile floods

THE CHILEAN bishop's aid agency. Caritas, has begun distributing emergency relief to about 2,100 families left homeless by torrential rains and floods that ravaged central Chile at the end of June. Cardinal Raul Silva of Santiago appealed for contributions. Authorities estimate that the floods left more than 13,000 persons homeless. Parish schools and the National Stadium in Santiago were converted into shelters for the emergency, Red Cross officials reported.

Uruguay jobs

THE BISHOPS of Uruguay said job insecurity and growing unemployment are due to curbs on trade unionism and the effects of a profit-seeking capitalism devoid of social awareness. "Our political leadership has been inspired by the free-market ideas of economic liberalism, which in turn upset society's values," the bishops said In a joint pastoral published by the national weekly, Presencia. Since a 1973 coup successive military rulers have banned labor and political activities.

Papal visit

ARCHBISHOP Andrea Cordero Lanza, papal nuncio to Nicaragua, said "there is no official confirmation about a visit to Nicaragua" by Pope

John Paul II. The nuncio spoke

after Archbishop Miguel Obando Bravo of Managua said a papal visit would occur "probably in January 1983."

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