Page 4, 12th April 2002

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Muslim Terrorists Free Italian Priest

BY SIMON MARTELL! AN ITALIAN missionary who walked free after 172 days of captivity in the jungles of the southern Philippines has described his release as "a miracle of......

Un Chief Backs Condom Attack On Holy See

BY NEIL HATTON THE LEADER of the United Nations has given his apparent approval to an attack on the position of the Catholic Church on contraception and abortion. The UN......

Gunmen Shoot Priest At Mass

GUNMEN have burst into a Catholic church in Colombia and murdered a priest as he was celebrating Mass. Fr Juan Ramon Nunez was killed in the southern village of La Argentina, in......

Lawyers Take Aim At Vatican

THE VATICAN and three American dioceses are being sued over allegations that they covered up cases of child sex abuse. The lawsuits allege that the Church protected priests who......

Suicide Attempt In Cathedral

A MAN HAS shot himself in an American cathedral. The man, an Eastern European immigrant, put a gun to his head in the presbytery of St Patrick's Cathedral, New York, after first......

Bomb Explodes In Marketplace

A BOMB blast killed four people and injured more than 50 others in Ambon, capital of the turbulent Molucca province in eastern Indonesia. The cathedral parish priest, Fr......

Indian Church Leader Retires

THE LEADER of a Catholic diocese in India has retired. Archbishop Henry Sebastian D'Souza of Calcutta, 76, submitted his retirement in January last year when he turned 75 years......

Kiwis Reclaim Bishop's Body

THE REMAINS of the French father of the New Zealand Catholic Church were carried through central Auckland last weekend in an emotional journey marking another stage towards his......

Bishop's Call To Legalise Brothels

A CATHOLIC bishop in Prague has called for prostitution to be made legal. Bishop Vaclav Maly warned that the sex trade was invading the country and causing a crisis in moral......

Cathedral Work Halted By State

A STATE inspection has halted the construction of a Catholic cathedral in the Russian city of Pskov. The sudden decision followed the regional authorities' recommendation to......

Salesians Elect New Leader

THE SALESIANS of Don Bosco have elected a Mexican as their new rector major. Fr Pascual Chavez Villanueva, 54, was elected to a six-year term at the 25th general chapter of the......

Euthanasia Law Saddens Bishops

A DUTCH cardinal has said a law in the Netherlands permitting euthanasia was a worrisome sign that Europeans were losing a sense of respect for human life. Speaking • on Vatican......

Pope Plans Trip To Near East

DEFYING public speculation about the poor state of his health, Pope John Paul II has has resolved to visit Azerbaijan and Bulgaria in late May. It will be the first time a pope......

Executions Condemned

THE EXECUTION of two Ugandan soldiers accused of murdering an Irish missionary and two of his parishioners was condemned by the European Union last week. Corp James Omedio and......