Page 2, 13th August 1999

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The Americas

Colombian nuns with guns go free By Jerry McDermott, Latin America correspondent Two Colombian nuns who had shot dead an intruder in their cloistered convent were cleared of......

Vatican Smog Row Up Union's Nose

VATICAN employees are up in arms against new traffic and parking regulations recently introduced inside Vatican City, which they say are making their lives "impossible". In the......

Europe

Honesty call in abortion row FRENCH bishops have urged the government to hold a "genuine debate" over abortion legislation. Madame Martine Aubry, Minister for Solidarity and......

Asia

Mining kills poor — claim BISHOP PROTACIO Gungon of Antipolo, Philippines, said last week that logging and quarrying in his northern Philippine diocese contributed to floods and......

Hindus' Cold Feet Over Pope

HINDU nationalists are urging caution following the Indian government's approval of a possible visit to India by Pope John Paul II. One Hindu leader. Vishnu Hari Dalmia, has......

Rebel Bishop In China Crisis

CATHOLICS who support the government-controlled church in China undermine the legitimacy of the underground Church, which has remained loyal to the Vatican throughout many years......

Africa

Love stronger than death DISCRIMINATION against Catholics and persecution of the Catholic Church by the Islamic government in Sudan have not stopped thousands of adults from......

War Destroys Diocese

CHURCH institutions and infrastructure throughout the diocese of Makeni, Sierra Leone, were "completely destroyed" during rebel occupation, Bishop George Biguzzi has said after......

`land Of Free' Quits Refugees

THE UNITED States is abdicating its role as a leader in protecting refugees, the chairman of the bishops' Migration Committee told a Senate hearing this week. Bishop Nicholas......

Life Or Death? Asks Bishop

ARCHBISHOP Jorge Bergoglio of Buenos Aires has called for presidential candidates to openly express their position on life issues. Speaking at the opening Mass of the Third......

Catholic Dad — A Casualty

A CATHOLIC from Pennsylvania was one of the nine victims of Mark Barton's violent rampage in Atlanta. Father-of-four Edward Quinn had stopped briefly that afternoon at the......

Catholic Pilot To Sue Over Sex

A CATHOLIC officer is set to sue the US Air Force over the issue of religious accommodation if administrative remedies fail. The officer, 25-year-old Lt Ryan C. Berry, objects......

Abortion Crime Claim

Claims that abortion has caused the American crime rate to halve have become the subject of a furious row. Steve Levitt, an economist who conducted the research, argues abortion......

East To Give Advice To Pope

CARDINAL Edward Cassidy, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, has sent letters to four Orthodox patriarchs and archbishops, on behalf of John Paul......

Future's Yours — Pope "the Church Looks To You With

hope: she counts on you," the Pope told over 50,000 young people gathered at Santiago de Compostela last weekend. "You are the generations called to transmit the gift of faith......

Porn Could Enter Britain By Stealth, Warn Pressure Groups...

Continued from p1 writer Fay Weldon, BBC's former children's producer producer Biddy Baxter and the children's author, Nina Bawden, took the opposite view. The cases represent......