Page 2, 18th December 1981

18th December 1981
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Beagle Peace Petition For Pope

,From Desmond O'Grady in Rome ON SUNDAY in St Peter's Basilica two boys, one Chilean the other Argentinian, presented John Paul II about 1.5 million signatures from young people......

Pope Lauds Poet Virgil

POPE John Paul has praised the pre-Christian Roman poet Virgil, calling him a man with a soul which was "naturally Christian." Speaking in Latin to members of a Vatican......

Thousands All Over The World Gather To Pray For Poland.

AS NEWS of the military clampdown in Poland filtered out on Sunday morning, millions of Poles around the world reacted in sorrow. Members of the community in exile and......

Missions

ACCORDING to Mr David Barret of Nairobi, Kenya, Christianity is making 20,000 converts in the African continent every day. Islam is making about 600 a day. It is also estimated......

Labour Party Support For Brazil Trade Union Move

A PROMINENT Brazilian Catholic and trade union leader, Mr Waldemar Rossi, spent two days in London last week. He was in Europe at the invitation of the World Council of Churches......

Zambian Prelate Hits At Political 'greed'

From Joseph Adero Ngala in Nairobi THE CATHOLIC prelate of Zambia, Archbishop Emmanuel Malingo. has made a blistering attack on African political leaders for their "shameless......

Conflicting Reports On Priests Suspensions In Hungary

CONFLICTING reports about decisions by the Hungarian Catholic hierarchy to suspend two priests from their ministry indicate the Church's difficulties in dealings with the......

Rome Plea To Avoid Politics And Toe Priestly Line

THE CATHOLIC Church is not a political institution and its priests and lay associations should concentrate on saving souls. a Vatican document said recently. Quoting John Paul......

Scientists Warn Of Nuclear Danger

THE POPE is sending scientists to the four major powers as well as to the United Nations this week to warn them of the dangers of nuclear war. The scientists wills use the......