Page 4, 22nd February 2002

22nd February 2002
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Vatican To Open Secret Archives To Historians

BY LUKE COPPEN TIE VATICAN has promised to give historians full access to its secret archives, in an effort to end the controversy over the role of Pope Pius XII during the......

Vatican Challenges Russia To Uphold Rights Of Catholics

BY LUKE COPPEN THE VATICAN has challenged Russia to end discrimination against Catholics, a week after it drew fire from the Orthodox Church for creating four new dioceses in......

Europe

Church-state relations thaw GOVERNMENT officials and Church leaders in France have agreed to yearly meetings. in an attempt to reduce tensions between Church and state. The......

Asia

Persecution plans uncovered A LEADING human rights group has produced chilling evidence of religious persecution in China, endorsed by the communist regime. The 142-page......

Africa

Leaders seek end to war RELIGIOUS leaders from Ethiopia and Eritrea are to meet for the first time since the peace breakthrough between the two countries. Leaders from the......

Lent Peace Prayer Appeal

THE CUSTODIAN of the Holy Land has appealed to Christians to live this Lent in prayer and sacrifice for peace in the holy places. "At the beginning of Lent, I wish to say that......

Vatican

Gay weddings force out priest The Church has excommunicated an Italian priest for conducting gay marriages, the Vatican said last week. "The position of Fr Franco Barbero in......