Page 2, 1st January 1982

1st January 1982
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African Bishop

THE NEW bishop of Gaborone, Botswana, is Mgr Boniface Tosa Setlalekgosi, a diocesan priest who was born in Gaborone diocese in 1927. Since 1972 he has been administrator of the......

Hong Kong Aged

HELP THE AGED has provided £4,540 for an eight-seater van in Hong Kong to transport elderly people to day centres and other facilities. Caritas, the official social service......

Bible Tongues

THE BIBLE Society says the Bible still has to be translated into 3,000 of the world's languages. But more than 1,700 languages have at least one book of the Bible.......

Divorce Ban End?

CARDINAL Tomas 0 Fiaich, Primate of All Ireland, has forecast the possible end, I% it hi n a decade, of the Irish Republic's legal ban on divorce but he warned that the......

Mass Cancelled

THE CATHOLIC Church in El Salvador has cancelled Christmas Eve Masses because of the continued violence in the country.......

Polish Leaders Tighten Screw

THE NEW rulers of Poland, in a struggle to control opposition were acting increasingly against the Church in the last days of 1981. The text of the Polish Bishops' Conference......

Ordination In China

THE CHINESE Patriotic Catholic Association ordained two bishops in Peking's Catholic Cathedral on December 18, according to the New China News Agency. This brings to 40 the......

Vietnam Official Released After Pressure By Amnesty And...

A PROMINENT Vietnamese official has been released from a Vietnamese "re-education camp", after pressure had been exerted on the authorities by Amnesty International and an......

African Newspaper Fights For Life

MUNNO. Africa's oldest Catholic daily paper is fighting for its existence. Published in Kampala, Uganda, the paper has been drastically affected by the newsprint crisis in the......

Brother Ray

opens homes TWO Catholic religious orders in Columbia have benefited from Help The Aged's Christmas feeding programme. A group called "Damas Voluntarias" dealt with Christmas......

Anxiety Over Fate Of Mgr Laham

THE disappearance of Mgr Lufti Laham, Patriarchal Vicar of the Melkite Rite community in Jerusalem, is giving rise to considerable concern. Mgr Lufti was last heard of several......