Page 2, 17th December 1999

17th December 1999
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Death Penalty Must End, Says Pope 'at.:itsrv;r

are we Capital punishment waiting By be Jenkins ` useless and cruel' From Bruce Johnston in Rome THE POPE has launched a premillennium appeal to the international community......

Vatican 'unconvinced' As Iraq Calls Off Visit

WHILE Britain, the US and Israel are certain to be relieved, the Vatican was said to be "saddened and embittered" by Iraq's abrupt cancellation of the papal visit to Ur and......

Did Diego Of Guadalupe Ever Exist?

From Jeremy McDermott, Latin America Correspondent MILLIONS of devout Mexicans poured into the capital on Sunday to pay homage to the Virgin of Guadalupe, "the Empress of......

My Opponents Are Pigs!

THE PRESIDENT of Venezuela has been severely criticised by the Church for fomenting "fear and hate" in the run up to the national referendum on a new constitution for the......

Nativity-to-go

AN ARKANSAS parish has created a drive-through Nativity scene for motorists too lazy to visit church on foot. Drivers in Little Rock can enjoy d 15-minute trip through the......

Abortion Horror

THE OFFICIAL Vatican newspaper has branded a decision to force a 13-year-old mentally-handicapped Italian girl to have an abortion as a return to "Nazi horror".......

Triumph Of Moscow

A LEADING Vatican official joined American bishops to bless a newly-renovated Catholic Church in the capital of Russia. Cardinal Angelo Sodano, the Vatican's Secretary of State,......

Sistine Secret Revealed

From Bruce Johnston in Rome THE COMPLETION at the weekend of an ambitious, 20-yearlong project to restore and clean all of the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, has not only......