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Pontiff Deplores Fighting In Georgia

BY STAFF REPORTER BENEDICT xvi appealed on Sunday for an immediate end to military operations in Georgia and its breakaway province of South Ossetia. Citing reports of heavy......

Pilgrims Die In Texas Bus Crash

BY STAFF REPORTER SEVENTEEN parishioners from Vietnamese churches in Texas were killed last week when a pilgrimage bus flew off a highway overpass and crashed on to the road......

Vatican Forbids Use Of 'yahweh'

BY STAFF REPORTER THE VATICAN has forbidden the use of the tetragrammaton YHWH (usually pronounced "Yahweh") to refer to God in the liturgy. The Congregation for Divine Worship......

Latin Patriarch Calls For 'new Mentality' In The Holy Land

THE LATIN PATRIARCH has called for a "new mentality" of collaboration among Christians, Muslims and Jews to achieve peace in the Holy Land. Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of......

Sri Lankan Shrine Cancels Festival

A POPULAR festival at a Marian shrine near the front line of Sri Lanka's civil war has been cancelled because the government and Tamil rebels have failed to recognise the area......

Diocese Warns Of Fake Bishop

AN AMERICAN diocese is warning worshippers to beware of a fake bishop who charges for the sacraments. Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas said he had been contacted by the Archbishop......

Spanish Pm Meets Prelate

SPAN'S prime minister met the president of the Catholic bishops' conference last week in a bid to improve relations between Church and state. Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez......

Aids 'worsened' By High Food Costs

KEY SPEAKERS and Catholic relief workers at a global Aids conference in Mexico City have said that rising food prices could worsen the effects of the HIV epidemic. They also......

By Ed West

A SENIOR Vatican official has said that begging is "a human right" after Italian authorities organised a crackdown on street begging in Italian cities. Cardinal Renato Martino,......

Aboirr 20 World Youth Day Pilgrims Have Claimed Asylum In...

The Sydney-based Asylum Seeker Centre reported that most of the applicants were from Africa, including countries such as Zimbabwe, Burundi, Kenya and Cameroon. Spokeswoman......