Page 5, 21st November 2003

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John Paul Ii Calls For Solidarity To Return To Its Roots

Christina Farrell on economic crisis in Poland and the Pope's concern for the workers of his homeland THE POPE HAS called for Solidarity, the trade union that helped defeat......

Matrix Commercialises Faith, Says Vatican

BY TRACY-JO SMITH VA:WAN RADIO has criticised the last film in the Matrix trilogy for commercialising Christian ideas and symbols. Matrix Revolutions, starring Keanu Reeves,......

Vatican

Holy See open to GM debate THE VATICAN has again shown that it is not prepared to abandon discussion on genetically modified crops despite increasing public concern that GM......

Players Honour The Pontiff

JOHN PAUL 11 has met the players of the Italian football team and a delegation of the Polish team, who came to congratulate him on 25 years of his pontificate. Fabio Carmavaro,......

Immorality Of Stem Cell Science

HUMAN LIVES cannot be saved at the expense of other human life, the Pope has warned scientists. Speaking last Monday at a meeting with members of the Pontifical Academy of......

Cardinal: Love Is All You Need

JUSTICE IS NOT enough to guarantee peace and development, according to a senior Vatican official. Quoting Pope John Paul 11's encyclical Dives in Misericordia, Cardinal Angelo......

China Suffers Crackdown

CHINESE AUTHORITIES have closed down more than 400 Christian churches and Buddhist temples in a renewed attempt to stamp out underground religious activity. Human rights groups......

Europe

Church divided over army action POLISH CHURCH leaders are divided over the involvement of their country's troops in Iraq after the first Polish soldier was killed in the......

General Audience

Pope John Paul H's weekly general audience, given at St Peter's on Wednesday, November 12, 2003: "Dear Brothers and Sisters, the Psalm we have just heard was the last prayer......

Vatican Studies The 'black Dog'

A l'iittEE-DAY conference at the Vatican has looked at mental depression, a problem that affects 340 million people and can lead to suicide. The conference, organised last week......

Asia

Christians fear Islamic state OTHER NON-ISLAMIC religions, including Christianity, would be sidelined if Afghanistan's draft constitution declared the country an Islamic state.......

Constitution Assists Abortion

THE Socita v for the Protection of Unborn Children, has warned that the draft European Union constitution may establish the right to abortion on demand and assisted suicide in......

Holy See Signs Historic Accord

THE HOLY SEE, the Federal Republic of Germany, and the state of Brandenburg have signed an accord that regulates relations between the Catholic Church and the state. The new......

Educate The Young For Unity

ARCHBISHOP GIUSEPPE Phial, secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education, has told European education ministers that education should help young people to understand......