PICKPOCKETS STRIKE AT FATIMA
PILGRIMS at the • famous Fatima shrine at Portugal are being plagued by pickpockets, writes Susan Lowndes Marques from Lisbon.
Foreigners are usually the hardest hit as they generally carry more money and notes on them. The thieves strike not only on big pilgrimage days. but on ordinary days too, when the crowds are not so big.
The incidents have spotlighted one surprising fact-apparently there are only two permanent policemen in Fatima, The authorities complain, however, that the Sanctuary does not give them facilities to carry out their work. ARCHBISHOP Jiro! (right) of Philadelphia. act ing as Apostolic t Visitator for the Holy See, an nounced last week that two
Byzantine Rite Catholic cougrcgalions and their pastors in Western Pennyslvania had been reconciled with the Catholic Church after being estranged for 30 years. Two Orthodox priests were also re
• NAME CHANGE
The Gregorian Institute in Paris has changed its name to the Higher Institute of Sacred Musk and will be incorporated into the theological faculty of the Catholic Institute of Paris. • 'DISCARD METHODS'
Eighteen bishops. meeting in Brazil to draw up a live-year plan to present to the National Conference of the Bishops of Brazil when it convenes in Rome during the final session of Vatican II, want to discard the old methods of creating parishes along geographical lines.
0 NUNS EVICTED
Church authorities in Warsaw said this week that police have evicted a group of nuns from their convent in south Poland. The Grey Sisters of Glogowek refused to move out after an eviction order.