Page 2, 20th February 1981

20th February 1981
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Japan Ancient Empire With Modern Problems

WHEN THE Pope arrives in Japan on Monday he will find a country with less poverty than any other in Asia, but where fewer than one in 300 are Catholics. It will be a great......

Demands For Fair Trial Of Czech Jesuit

GERMAN Jesuits have demanded that the Czech priest, Fr Frantisek Lizna SJ, be granted an independent lawyer to defend him against charges of "illegal trading". They also urged......

Babies For Sale In Calcutta Doctor Claims

Mother Teresa's Sisters offer new hope for offspring of the 'untouchables' ABORTED babies are being sold for £8.50 each in Calcutta, according to Dr Ronald Smith, a retired......

News In Brief

CHILE has accepted Vatican proposals for a settlement over the Beagle channel. where three tiny islands almost led to war between Chile and Argentina. President Pinochet told......

Red Tape Cut By U.s. 'pro-lifers'

PRO-LIFE campaigners in the United States have come up with an idea which they feel could short-cut the cumbersome amending process necessary to restrict the number of......

Papal Support For Guatemalan Bishops

THE POPE has written to the Guatemalan bishops assuring them of his support. and awareness of repression in the country. In particular, he shared their grief over "the tragic......

Synod Asks For Text Book On Marriage

THE BISHOPS conference of each country is to prepare a pastoral directory explaining Church teaching and discipline on marriage and the family, under proposals from the World......

Occupation Forces Causing Serious Food Shortages In...

SERIOUS FOOD shortages in Zambia have been caused by South African occupying troops. says the latest report from the country's Catholic Secretariat. Writing in the Monthly ,......

Working On Aged 100

A PARISH priest in Spain is well into his (oath year. He has been 75 years a priest and for the last 62 has been in the same parish. Fr Alvaro Fernandez (above) of Santiago de......

Charter For

• • missing "DISAPPEARED" persons has become an essential feature of repression in Latin America. according to a recent conference in Costa Rica. The governments of Chile,......