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Vatican ‘impressed’ By Life Of Fr Spencer

Edward Pentin’s Vatican Notebook A lthough a 19th-century ancestor of Prince William wasn’t on the latest Vatican list of faithful proclaimed to have lived lives of heroic......

Vatican Resumes Relations With Palestinian Leaders

THE VATICAN and the Palestine Liberation Organisation have resumed diplomatic talks and agreed to establish a working group dedicated to drafting a comprehensive agreement......

Pope To Make Four Foreign Visits

POPE BENEDICT XVI plans to make four foreign trips in 2011, including one to his native Germany and a threeday visit to the African country of Benin. Fr Federico Lombardi the......

Death Sentence For Convert

AN IRANIAN convert to Christianity has been sentenced to death for apostasy. Youcef Nadarkhani, 32, a Protestant pastor who became a Christian aged 19, will be executed for......

Christian Sites Are Attacked

THREE Christian places of worship were attacked in Indonesia during the first week in December, according to AsiaNews. On December 1, a child discovered four homemade grenades......

Report Reveals Scale Of Abuse By Dutch Clergy

BY JONATHAN LUXMOORE THE DUTCH bishops’ conference has promised action after nearly 2,000 people complained of sexual abuse by Catholic priests during an inquiry by an......

Spokesman Welcomes Report

THE HOLY SEE is concerned about the new phenomenon of intolerance and discrimination against Christians in Europe, a Vatican spokesman has said. Fr Federico Lombardi made his......

Fears Grow For Safety Of Pakistan Christian Woman

Continued from Page 1 The imam of Peshawar’s oldest mosque, Maulana Yousaf Qureshi, offered a 500,000 rupee (£3,800) reward to anyone who beheaded Bibi if the High Court in......

Korean Priests Urge Cardinal To Resign

BY STAFF REPORTER SENIOR South Korean priests have asked Cardinal Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk to resign as archbishop of Seoul after a disagreement with his fellow bishops. The 24......

Christians Object To Late-term Abortion Practice

BY LAURA WRIGHT ABOUT 300 people stood outside an abortion clinic in biting cold weather for several hours in Maryland to protest against the arrival of LeRoy Carhart, a doctor......