Page 1, 1st July 1988

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Us Anger At Vatican Block On Bishops' Rights

by Brian Dooley THE AMERICAN bishops are set for a major clash with the Vatican over the question of the rights of bishops' conferences. The US Bishops' Conference, which met in......

Lefebvre's Defiance To Cause Defections

by Martin Newland WITH the rebel prelate Archbishop Lefebvre poised to incur excommunication on friaself by independently consecrating bishops to his Society this week, Vatican......

Amnesty Calls For Inquiry

AMNESTY International this week called on the British Government to establish a wideranging judicial inquiry into allegations of a "shoot-to-kill" policy carried out by the......

Embassy Lobbied Over Ten Week Abortion Pill

TWO English anti-abortion agencies have attacked the French Government for its part in the manufacture of a drug which can induce a miscarriage up to ten weeks after conception.......

Curial Reforms Enhance Powers Of Rome Secretariat Of State

by Vivienne Hewitt in Rome POPE John Paul II has consolidated the power of the Vatican Secretariat of State in Roman Curia reforms announced on Tuesday. In addition he has......

Eastern Vistas In Austria

by Peter Stanford THE Pope took advantage of Austria's role as a crossroads between east and west during his five day visit to broadcast his message of one Europe united in......

Priests To Curb Alcohol At Weddings

PRIESTS presiding over weddings have a role to play in preventing drink-driving, Transport Minister Peter Bottomley said over the weekend. Speaking at a meeting of the Christian......

Cardinals Proclaimed

24 NEWLY created cardinals were formally proclaimed in the Consistory Hall at the Vatican on Tuesday. One candidate for instalment as a cardinal — the Swiss theologian and......

Baker's Medieval Romp

RUMOURS that Kenneth Baker is eyeing a seat in the House of Lords were fanned this week when he dressed up as a Lord, complete with chain mail and a large shield. The Education......

Tax Reprieve Not Enough

HOMELESS people who make use of short-stay hostels could gain a partial reprieve from paying the full poll tax. In a compromise offer made last Friday by Minister of State for......