A BOMB exploded last week at a convent in the Philippines. The incident, at the Dominican /Missionary Sisters of the fRosary's Convent in gamhoanga City, 525 miles morth of Manila, was the fourth attack against the Church this ?year. No one was injured in the :blast, but a fire gutted the konvent's sacristy.
!MOTHER Teresa of Calcutta [has been awarded the second 'Notre Dame prize for humanitarian service by the -American University of Notre time. Last year the winner of the award was the former US president, Jimmy Carter.
THE Polish prime minister, Hanna Suchocka, held private talks with his fellow countryman Pope John Paul 11 in the Vatican library this week. Ms Suchocka's coalition government is the fourth since the fall of the communist regime three years ago.
No new Council
CARDINAL Jozef Ratzinger this week dismissed suggestions that a Third Vatican Council could be on its way. In an interview with the Italian journal 11 Sabato the cardinal said it was much too early for the Church to embark on such a course.
THE world's oldest Jesuit, 103year-old Fr Wilhelm Klein from Traben in Germany, this week celebrated the 80th anniversary of his ordination. Fr Klein was born in 1889.
THE Society of Jesus has become the first Catholic order to be officially registered as a "moral institution" in postcommunist Russia.