Page 2, 10th July 1992

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Church Crisis Looms As Numbers Surge

by Timothy Elphick THE Catholic population of the world has soared by 200 million during the pontificate of Pope John Paul II, according to figures released this week by the......

Birth Control Row Threatens Rome's Relations With Unicef

A BITTER row over birth control is threatening to spoil relations between the United Nations' body for family welfare and the Catholic Church. The furore follows a warning this......

Plot To Kill Bishop Foiled

A RUMOURED plot to murder a Mexican bishop has been unmasked by student and human rights groups. As many as 250 groups voiced fears in the Mexican press last week that the life......

Dress Code Demand For Nuns

ORDERS of nuns in the United States wanting to join the new Vatican-approved Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious must first commit their members to "appropriate" codes......

John Paul Ii Calls For New Era In Orthodox

THE moment has come for "mutual forgiveness", the Pope said this week during an exchange of messages on Catholic and Orthodox relations aimed at ending tensions between the two......

Church Militants

CATHOLICS in Moscow took the law into their own hands last week when they reclaimed a parish church used by the communists as a factory by ripping out the machines on the......

Cover-up Denied

POLISH President Lech Walesa's chaplain this week denied claims that blackmail was used to cover up Walesa's alleged involvement with the secret police under the former......

Lament For Boff

CARDINAL Angelo Sodano, the Vatican Secretary of State, said this week that he regretted the decision last week by one of the founding fathers of Liberation Theology, Fr......

Pope Appeals For Refugee Aid

POPE John Paul II this week renewed his plea for humanitarian aid on behalf of refugees from the ex-Yugoslav republics, saying assisting the international relief effort was a......

Princess Caroline Free To Marry

PRINCESS Caroline of Monaco was granted an annulment by the Vatican last week, leaving her free to marry again within the Catholic Church. The announcement, which follows ten......