Page 4, 20th September 2002

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Church Fears New Persecution

BY TRACY-JO SMITH THE LEADER of the Catholic Church in Russia has appealed to international rights groups to mount a protest against the blatant persecution of Catholics in the......

Mel Gibson's Daughter To Become A Nun

BY STAFF REPORTER MEL GIBSON, the macho hero of blockbusters such as Braveheart and Mad Max, has proudly announced that his only daughter is going to become a Catholic nun.......

Europe

Cardinal says West is sinful A FRENCH cardinal has recommended the West reviewed its own values in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks on New York last year. Speaking......

Poles Shut Down Disloyal Radio

A POLISH cardinal has ordered the largest Church-owned radio station in the country to shut down because of the station's repeated criticisms of Church hierarchy. In a......

Pope Warns Of Identity Crisis

THE POPE has told Germany's new Ambassador to the Holy See that Europe could lose its identity if it ignored the role of Christianity in the history of the continent. The Pope......

Church Wary Of Western Vices

A LATVIAN cardinal has said that the country is struggling with freedoms that were made available to the people of the Baltic state in the post-Soviet era. Cardinal Janis Pujats......

Africa

Sisters consider AIDS epidemic THE IMPACT of AIDS on Society was raised at a conference involving more than 100 Catholic women religious from eastern Africa. The Sisters of......

Bishop Urges Investigation

A KENYAN bishop has demanded that the government authorities investigate attacks on a minority tribe, unless violence spread in the run-up to the presidential elections.......

Two New Saints For Uganda

Two YOUNG catechists of a Ugandan tribal group, who died for their faith in 1918, are to be beatified. The pair were members of the Acholi tribe who now live in the area......

Missionaries Freed By Rebels

Two MISSIONARIES were kidnapped and then released in Uganda by a rebel group. According to Bishop John Baptist Odama of Gulu, who is supporting talks with the Lord's Resistance......

Gay Adoption Legalised

IN A LANDMARK decision, South Africa's highest court has ruled that homosexual couples have the right to adopt children. According to a BBC report people in "permanent, samesex......

'virgin-testing' Under Fire

AN OFFICIAL of the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference has criticised the increasingly popular practice of virginity testing at annual festivals, saying it violates......

Americas

Bishop attacks pensions rip-off A SENIOR official of the Haitian bishops' conference has criticised the government for failing to protect people who invested their life-savings......

Starving Given Condoms By Un

A LEADING medical body in Argentina has severely criticised the United Nations for using money to promote contraception as people are suffering from hunger and cold. The......

Us Diocese Pays Up In Abuse Case

AN AMERICAN diocese has announced it will pay out $13.5 million to settle dozens of sex-abuse claims against clergy. Bishop Robert Mulvee of Providence, Rhode Island, said: "I......

Church Makes Dialogue Plea

THE MEXICAN bishops have reiterated the Pope's plea for a national dialogue so socially excluded native Indians can take their place in society. The bishops' Commission for......

Families Urged To Pray Together

THE CHURCH in Mexico has exhorted Catholics to prepare for the World Day of the Rosary on 5 October, by praying in families. Following the Pope's request, organisers explained......