Page 2, 16th December 1983

16th December 1983
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Church Dragged Into Colombian War

Peter Nares looks at Church alignment with Colombia's six guerrilla factions. THE KIDNAPPING of Jaime Betancur, law dean of the Catholic University of Bogota and brother of the......

Missile Talks 'linked' To Lebanon War

THE ESCALATION of fighting in Lebanon is "a most serious blow to the cause of peace" that risks drawing the superpowers into conflict, said a front-page editorial in the Vatican......

Western Troops Worship In East Berlin's Cathedral

From Joanna Bogle in Berlin MEMBERS of the Western armed forces serving in West Berlin crossed to East Berlin for a special Mass celebrated by Cardinal Joachim Meisner last......

Bloodshed Continues In East Timor

INDONESIA is failing in its efforts to control East Timor after the bloody invasion of 1975, according to Mgr Martinho da Costa Lopes, former apostolic administrator of Diocese......

Overseas News In Brief

Abortion law A BILL which would permit abortions to be carried out In cases of rape, malformation of the foetus or where there was a risk to the mother's life has passed through......

Czech Envoy's Visit To Rome Could Spell Thawing Relations

CZECHOSLOVAKIA'S Foreign Minister Bohuslav Chnoupek's private talk with Pope John Paul recently could Signal improvements in church-state relations. It was the first meeting......

Priest To Stay In Government

A CONTROVERSIAL. Nicaraguan priest, who was once publicly admonished by Pope Paul for holding a government post, was said that he plans to remain in the government. The priest,......