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Pope Urges Religious Freedoms

by Martin Newland THE Pope's contention that "the State cannot claim authority, direct or indirect, over a person's religious convictions" is the central theme of today's......

Marcinkus In A Novel Court-room Drama

A LAWSUIT brought against the publishers of a novel which depicts the Archbishop Paul Marcinkus as the instigator of the death of Soviet leader Yuri Andropov in 1984 has......

Fresh Hopes In Czech Talks In Rome

by Desmond O'Grady in Rome A REPORTED breakthrough in Holy See-Czechoslovakian relations suggests a more flexible attitude by the new Czech leader Milos Jakes. A Czechoslovakian......

Pope Backs Arab Victims Of 'injustice'

by our Rome correspondent IN HIS Angelus speech on Sunday the Pope expressed his support for Palestinians who he said are victims of an "injustice" which "cannot continue".......

New Nation Appeal

A REPRESENTATIVE of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales has written to President Botha of South Africa and urged him not to impose any further restrictions on the New......

Debate On Women's Issue

THE ANGLICAN Archbishop of York, Dr John Habgood, said this week that the prospects of women priests in the Church of England were largely dependent on the decision of the......

Rublev To Be Canonised

SOURCES in the USSR state that the Moscow Patriarchate is preparing to glorify (canonise) seven saints to mark the MiNenium of the Christianisation of the Kievan Rus. Among......

David Alton Denies Moralising On Abortion

CATHOLIC MP David Alton has launched a personal and scathing attack on the Britain created by nine years of Conservative rule in a new book, What Kind of Country? published this......