Page 4, 17th December 2004

17th December 2004
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Priests Invited To Study The Devil In Detail

Edward Pentin’s Vatican Notebook S ome of the more horrific tricks of “old Nick” will soon come under a much-needed spotlight when a Vatican university here in Rome begins......

In Brief

Simply Red to perform gig for John Paul B RITISH POP group Simply Red will perform at the Vatican’s Christmas concert tomorrow. The aim of the event is to raise funds to build......

Iraqis Promise To Protect Christians

BY STAFF REPORTER I RAQI F OREIGN Minister Hoshyar Zebari has told Pope John Paul II that his government is committed to defending the nation’s Christians, targets of terrorist......

Christian Leaders Bemoan Muslim ‘indifference’ To Dialogue

Interfaith experts criticise Islamic community for failing to respond to overtures. Freddy Gray reports I NTERFAITH dialogue is floundering because Muslims are not giving......

Canadian Court Redefines Marriage

T HE S UPREME Court of Canada has given the federal government the go-ahead to legalise homosexual marriage. The Canadian bishops said they were grateful that the Church would......

Islamist Mob Smashes Up Church

A GROUP of Islamic extremists have attacked a Catholic church in India. They vandalised the Church of St Francis of Assisi in Mathal, Diocese of Kottar, in the southern state of......

Pope’s Vicar Issues Defence Of Nativities

T HE PRESIDENT of the Italian bishops’ conference appealed to schools not to eliminate Christmas symbols and to continue traditional nativities and musicals during yuletide.......