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Assisi Hosts Landmark Interfaith Meeting

BY LUKE COPPEN THE POPE has declared last week's meeting of religious leaders at Assisi a "milestone" on the way towards the civilisation of love. Speaking on Sunday, three days......

Salesian Leader Dies In Rome

THE LEADER of the Salesians of St John Bosco has died. Fr Juan Edmundo Vecchi, major rector of the Salesians, died in Rome last Wednesday morning after a long illness. He was 71......

Bishops Signal Support For Un

THE SWISS bishops' conference has expressed support for Switzerland's entry into-theUnited Nations. In a statement, the bishops said the UN, in spite of its problems, was the......

Irish Priest Gets Vatican Post

AN IRISH priest has been made the private secretary to a senior Vatican cardinal. Fr Joseph Murphy of the Diocese of Cloyne has been appointed secretary to Cardinal Angelo......

Embryo Import Ban Requested

THE IMPORTATION of embryonic stem cells for scientific research is ethically inadmissible, Germany's bishops have declared. The bishops' permanent council called on politicians......

Use Internet For Good, Says Pope

POPE JOHN Paul II has urged the Church to use the internet as a force for evangelisation. Internet: A New Forum for Proclaiming the Gospel, issued in advance of World......

Chemical Arms Condemnation

THE VATICAN has officially backed a United Nations convention aimed at eliminating chemical weapons from the world. In a statement, the Vatican said it wished to encourage the......

Defend Faith, Says Archbishop

THE NEXT government of Costa Rica must respect and promote Christian values, the country's most senior Churchman has said. Archbishop Roman Arrieta of San Jose said: "The worst......

Kidnappers Say Priest Still Alive

THE KIDNAPPERS Of Italian missionary Giuseppe Pierantoni have told a Filipino newspaper that he is alive. Kidnappers have demanded the priest's savings account in exchange for......

Nun Given 14 Years For Murder Of Sister

FROM JEREMY MCDERMOTT IN BOGOTA A COLOMBIAN nun has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for the brutal murder of another Sister of her convent, whose body was found dismembered......