Page 2, 1st February 1980

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Dutch Will Not Bow Down To The Vatican

Desmond O'Grady examines some of the likely consequences of the special synod of Dutch bishops which ended in Rome yesterday. A phrase in the Vatican press statement of January......

Catholic Spokesman Describes Life Under Communism

Party victim tells of Czech harassment by Christopher Howse A PICTURE of the harassed life of a Catholic spokesman for the Charter 77 group in Czechoslovakia appears from a......

Fr Dudko 'suffering From Phlebitis'

FR DIMITRI Dudko, the Orthodox priest arrested two weeks ago by the Russian authorities, has a potentially fatal blood clot in his leg. a close friend in the Soviet Union said......

Fanatics Vandalise Jerusalem Abbey

A BENEDICTINE abbey in Jerusalem has been seriously damaged in two attacks by an extremist Jewish group. Four panels of stained glass windows were broken by rocks and the damage......

News In Brief

"RELIGIOUS must be prophets of hope, living in the peace of Christ and the joy of the Holy Spirit," Cardinal Pironio, Prefect of the Vatican's Sacred Congregation of Religious......

Vatican Condemns Brazilian Priest Claims Cardinal

by John Carey A BRAZILIAN cardinal has said that some writings of Er Leonardo Boff have been condemned by the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. But so far no......

Rome Commission Investigates As Abortions Reach 30 A Day

ABOUT 30 abortions take place daily in Rome and with zero population growth marriages are also going out of fashion. Figures given recently by Mgr Luigi de Liegro of the Rome......

South Africa Charges Its Churchmen Critics

FR SMANGALISO Mkhatshwa, the secretary of the South African bishops' conference, has been summoned to appear in court charged with breaking his banning order, imposed in 1977.......

Fr Kung: "why I Fight"

FR HANS Kung spelt out again this week precisely why he considers himself to be a true Catholic theologian despite the Vatican's decision to ban him from teaching. He said he......