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4 Foreign News

Holland's 'black day' of death Dutch cardinal laments the legalisation of euthanasia, reports Richard Shaw A DUTCH CARDINAI has condemned his country's decision to legalise......

Asia

Conquer evil, urge bishops THE INDONESIAN bishops have urged Catholics to work for peace. Their 26-page Easter letter expressed concern over the state of religion in the......

Salaries For The Sacked

CLERGY IN Korea are giving portions of their salaries to sacked workers. The initiative aims to help the families of those dismissed by Daewoo Motors, which went bankrupt last......

Clinton Honours

saint of slums Foasma American President Bill Clinton fulfilled a promise to Mother Teresa of Calcutta by visiting the houses of her order in India. Mr Clinton said that he and......

Oceania

Winning ways work for Kiwis Toe PROJECT of the Bishop of Auckland to provide help for pregnant women is being hailed as a success. Bishop Patrick Dunn launched the initiative.......

Vatican

Impromptu meditation POPE JOHN Paul II on Good Friday put his prepared meditation aside and spoke about the witness that Christians must give of Christ's cross. "Hail, Cross,"......

Report Shows Papal Charity

THE POPE gave more than $7m in charitable donations last year, it has been revealed. The announcement came as the Pontifical Council Cor Unum released its annual report. The......

Globalisation Warning

THE POPE has warned of the dangers of globalisation. The Pontiff told 400 university professors and students to "understand the positive aspects without ignoring the dangers".......

Ratzinger's Vision Of Hell

CARDINAL JOSEPH Ratzinger has reminded the faithful that hell was the absence of God. The Prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith condemned the tragedies of......

Church Grows Around World

THE NUMBER of Catholics in the world grew by 16 million between 1998 and 1999, according to the new Annuario Pontificio 2001. While world population increased by 1.4 per cent,......

Americas

Warning on spread of sects A LEADING concern about the rapidly growing sects in Latin America is their increased efforts to influence parliaments and governments, claimed Bishop......

Call Issued For Common Good

CANADIAN bishops have told leaders attending the Summit of the Americas to uphold the common good. The Summit of the Americas will be held in Quebec this weekend to promote......

Europe

Serb refugees receive aid AID AGENCY Cufod is to provide funds for refugees in Serbia. It will give its partners in Serbia £200,000 to improve the living conditions of Roma......

Ecumenical Visit Planned

THE POPE has assured the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church that his visit to the country will be ecumenical, writes Richard Shaw. Pope John Paul II sent a letter to......

French Still Like To Pray

PRAYER continues to be of inspirational value for 67 per cent of French people, a survey has indicated.......

Mafia Iv 7 Cnro On

road to sainthood By Bruce Johnston CARDINAL Salvatore De Giorgi, the Archbishop of Palermo, is to announce next month the successful end of the first diocesan phase in the......