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Bishops Blame State For Famine

BY CHRISTINA WHITE THE BISHOPS of Malawi have condemned political corruption and violence which they say threatens the democratic process and has left the country facing its......

Catholics Welcome Release Of Suu Kyi

BY LUKE COPPEN CATHOLICS in England and Wales have welcomed the release of the Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi after nearly 20 months of house arrest. Cafod, the......

Cardinal Promises Justice For Abuse Victims

BY LUKE COPPEN AN AMERICAN cardinal has promised a "a just and equitable solution" for all victims of clergy sexual abuse in his archdiogese. Cardinal Bernard Lafr of Boston......

`treat Refugees With Compassion'

POPE JOHN Paul H has declared that illegal immigrants should be treated with compassion, as extreme nationalist groups in Europe gained ground. Speaking last week to members of......

Vatican Calls For Orthodox Talks

THE VATICAN hopes to resume dialogue with the Russian Orthodox Church, and to pave the way for an historic meeting between Pope John Paul II and Patriarch Alexei II, a senior......

Mystery Over Priest's Body

SLOVAICIA'S Catholics are trying to solve a mystery over the eventual fate of the priest who led the country's wartime Nazipuppet state that paid for the deportation of tens of......

Papal Visit Live On The Web

CATHOLICS will be able to follow the Pope's pilgrimage to Bulgaria live on the internet, it was announced this week. The website, www.popeinbulgaria.com, will offer minute by......

Fresh Claims Over Killing

A BOOK by a former Mexican prosecutor has re-ignited a dispute over the killing in 1993 of Mexican Cardinal Juan Jesus Posada Ocampa. Former attorney general Jorge Capizio, in......

Canada Halts Cloning Funds

PLANS TO fund embryonic stem cell research in Canada have been put on hold for at least a year. The federal funding agency, Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR),......

Include Gays, Jesuit Urges

AN AMERICAN Jesuit has publicly defended a faith forum on new, "inclusive" approaches to homosexuality. Jesuit Fr David Robinson, director of educational mission at the......

Worker Priest Mourned

A PRIEST who became famous for championing the rights of American workers was being mourned this week. Mgr George G Higgins, who campaigned for workers' rights for more than......