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Vatican Embroiled In Islam Lessons Row

BY WILL GORE AND CHRISTINA FARRELL VATICAN support for the teaching of Islam in Italy's schools has sparked fierce criticism from Italian politicians who insist it flies in the......

Lourdes Bishop Seeks A New Class Of Miracle

BY MARK GREAVES FRUSTRATED by the refusal of modern medicine to declare any disease incurable, the pilgrimage shrine at Lourdes plans to introduce a lesser class of miracle —......

Voice-over Actor Withdraws From Offensive Cartoon

BY MARK GREAVES Singer Isaac Hayes will no longer provide the voice for a character in South Park — the cartoon that prompted outrage when it depicted a menstruating statue of......

Leading Us Bishop Rejects Sex Abuse Claim

BY STAFF REPORTER THE PRESIDENT of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has denied a woman's claim that he sexually abused her more than 40 years ago when she was a......

World Bulletin

Indonesian Christians facing execution The Christian human rights organisation Jubilee Campaign is warning of plans to execute three Indonesian Christians this month. l'he three......

Mugabe Paper Attacks Ncube

Zimbabwe's state-controlled Herald newspaper has called for Archbishop Pius Ncube of Bulawayo (below) to be excommunicated after he criticised dictator Robert Mugabe. Speaking......

Kenya Hunger Crisis Looms

Catholic aid agencies are warning that 3.5 million Kenyans face a severe food emergency because of several seasons of drought. Millions of Kenyans could starve to death unless......

Wyd 2008 To 'jolt' Secularism

Sydney Auxiliary Bishop Anthony Fisher, the "CEO" of World Youth Day 2008, has said that Australian WYD will have enormous commercial, cultural and political significance. The......

Pope Meets Egyptian President

POET BLNLDICF XVI met Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Monday to discuss the situation in the Middle East, tensions surrounding Iran's nuclear program and religious tolerance......