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Pope Mourns Terror Victims

BY CHRISTINA WHITE As PEOPLE around the globe gathered to remember the victims of September 11, Pope John Paul II condemned the "inhuman cruelty , " of termism which he said......

Vatican

Pope's service is longest ever JOHN PAUL H's pontificate has become the fifth longest in Church history. On September 16 he surpassed the 23 years and 11 months that Adrian I......

Journalists Lobby Vatican

POPE JOHN PAUL II has received an official petition from a group of journalists requesting the beatification of one of their colleagues who spent much of his life in a......

`eco-tourism' Pope Hails Warning Issued 'symbol Of Love'

TOURISM'S impact on the environment has to be checked, before it gets out of hand, according to a warning from the Holy Father. The stark message came as the Catholic Church......

The Cross Must Be A Source Of Blessing And Salvation,

in an increasingly secularised world, according to the Pope, who was marking the memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows. Quoting the Gospel of St. John, the Pontiff said: "For man,......

Oceania

Weeping statue baffles scientists SCIENTIFIC tests have shown no explanation for a weeping Marian statue in Australia. The statue of Our Lady of Lourdes attracted worldwide......

Asia

Bishops pledge renewed mission ASIAN BISHOPS have renewed their commitment to the mission of evangelisation. In a statement, called Renewed Commitment to Proclaim Jesus, which......

Women Team Up Against War

WOMEN of Catholic, Protestant and Muslim faiths in the Molucca islands of Indonesia have appealed to the population not to allow themselves to be manipulated by criminal......

Ceasefire In Honour Of Dead

MAOIST rebels in Nepal declared a ceasefire, while Catholics prayed for the Sept llth terrorist attacks. At Assumption Church in southern Kathmandu, a special "peace" Mass was......

Church March Against Poverty

CHRISTIANS in the Philippines have marched in protest at continuing poverty and injustice. Priests, nuns and seminarians led some 500 people in a procession outside the capital,......

Catholics Give Thanks For Life

CATHOLICS in Kashmir gave thanks for surviving the last 13 years of violence when they celebrated the 16th anniversary of their diocese. Christians in the northernmost Indian......

Church Petition Against Abortion

CATHOLIC bishops in Taiwan have launched a petition against abortion, urging mandatory pre-abortion counselling. The campaign calls for the dropping of a clause in the Genetic......

Politician Urges Return To Gospel

SRI LANKA'S home affairs minister has stressed the need for God-centred values and the family in a society, which he says is plagued by consumerism. John Amaratunga, a Catholic,......

Cardinal Loses Cancer Battle

CARDINAL Francois Xavier Nguyen Van Thufin, who suffered long years of communist imprisonment in Vietnam, died of cancer this week at a clinic after a long illness. He was 74.......

John Paul Buries Champion Of Poor And Oppressed

BY TRACY-JO SMITH 111=1•11.1•11•101•070. THE POPE honoured one of the most outstanding Church figures in Latin America last week when he presided over the funeral of Cardinal......

Condom Slurs Are Nonsense, Says Ratzinger

BY TRACY-JO SMITH CARDINAL Joseph Ratzinger has described as "complete nonsense" • a theory by contraception advocates that the world's perceived population problems is as a......