Page 2, 18th July 1980

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Iranian Hostage Release Surprises Embassy Priest

The release of one of the American hostages held in Iran on the grounds that he was suffering from a psychological disorder came as a surprise to an as.aarican priest who met......

Death Threat To El Salvador Jesuit

THE JESUIT provincial superior in El Salvador has been threatened with death, according to Fr Pedro Arrupe, superior general of the Jesuits, in an official statement from Rome......

No More Foreign Trips This Year, Tired Pope Hints

POP1• John Paul left for Rome for a two month holiday at his summer palace at Castlegandolfo this week after successfully completing the most ard.uous journey undertaken by any......

Telling The Truth About East Timor

ON 1 I LSDAY morning Fr Francisco Fernandes made his way to the Foreign Office in London. His mission. in his own words. was "to tell the British government the truth about East......

The Tangled Politics Of Bringing Aid To The Hungry

ALMOST exactly a year ago reports of a mounting death toll from starvation and disease began to filter out of East Mama 'Fhey made it clear beyond any doubt that a massive......

Carrying A Torch For Truth

AS THE saying goes — "Once a Catholic, always a Catholic". Who said it originally is no doubt lost in the mists of time. But Nottingham has revived the adage with a vengeance by......

'disastrous' Opposition To Reagan

A DECISION by America's right-to-life movement to run housewife Ellen McCormack against Ronald Reagan, the Republican presidential nominee, has been described as "politically......

Churchmen Go To Jail Rather Than Pay Johannesburg Protest...

THREE South African churchmen have chosen to go to prison rather than pay fines after being found guilty lo contravening the Rioutous Assemblies Act. They are Fr Vincent......

Soviet Priest On Trial

A FOUNDER member of' the Christian Committee for the Defence of Believers' Rights in the USSR is to stand trial under criminal charges of anti-Soviet agitation and propaganda,......

Laity Call For Small Christian Communities

THE NEED for Christian communities, meeting together regularly for prayer, study and work, was underlined by lay representatives of more than 19 countries, who met in Madrid for......

Communists Encouraged By The Visit

The Portuguese communist party is confident that the Pope's strong stand against "reactionary dictatorships" during his tour of Brazil will help the party in the national......

Pierre's Piltdown Prank

THE GHOST of Piltdown man has raised his cranium and apelike jaw once again. It is now proved beyond dispute that he is an irredeemable fraud but the remaining question which......