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Pope Calls For Un Role In Post-war Reconstruction

By TRACY-JO SMITH POPE JOHN Paul has told diplomats that the United Nations has a more important role than ever in the rebuilding of countries and that international law is a......

Pope Calls For End To Congo Horrors

Millions have died in conflict, reports Simon Caldwell THE MURDERS of two priests and 48 lay people who hid in their church has prompted the Pope to issue a second condemnation......

Africa

Army seeks seminarians SECURITY forces have mounted a rescue mission to find 44 junior seminarians abducted by rebels in northern Uganda. The students from Lacor Minor Seminary......

Help Africa, Says 'vatican

REAL progress in Africa depends on international solidarity rather than pity, a senior Vatican official has declared. Archbishop Renato Martino, president of the Pontifical......

Asia

Sars obstacle to Asia trip A SMALL outbreak of Sars in Mongolia could complicate prospects for Pope John Paul H's planned visit there this summer, Vatican officials have said.......

Priest Appeals For Peace Talks

A FILIPINO priest has warned that inter-religious conflict in Mindanao may increase if the government and rebels do not go back to the negotiating table. Fr Roberto Layson spoke......

Zen Criticises Subversion Law

AN OUTSPOKEN Hong Kong bishop has said he is worried that a new anti-subversion law would disrupt the relationship between the Church on that island and mainland China. Bishop......

Middle East

Afghanistan `is forgotten' SECURITY concerns and lack of funding have hindered the reconstruction of Afghanistan, according to a Catholic charity. Security issues have either......

Terrorists Seek To Kill Off Peace

THE VATICAN'S official newspaper has condemned terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia that claimed the lives of at least 34 people. L'Osservatore Romano described the atrocity as "a......

Terror 'caused By Poverty'

THE LEADER of Latin bishops in the Arab regions has said that the recent spate of attacks on Western citizens were motivated by poverty, rather than religion. Fr Pierre Grech,......

Vatican

Pope condemns `blind violence' POPE JOHN Paul II has condemned the "blind violence" of the terrorist attacks on May 16 in Casablanca, Morocco, that resulted in 41 deaths and......

Film Brings Therese To Life

VATICAN officials and missionaries have seen a preview of a major new film depicting the life of St Thdrese of Lisieux. The screening of Therese was sponsored by the Pontifical......

Doctorate For John Paul Ii

JOHN PAUL II has received a doctorate in jurisprudence from Rome's La Sapienza University, for his defence of human rights. Receiving the honour in the Vatican on May 17, the......

General Audience

THE ENGLISH summary of Pope John Paul II's weekly general audience, given at St Peter's on Wednesday, May 14, 2003. "Dear brothers and sisters, in the canticle we have just......

Ampleforth Abbey

St Benedict and Marriage Monday 2 –'Thursday 5 June 2003 led by Kit and Caroline Dollard The Rule of St Benedict, written 1500 years ago, has been the spiritual foundation for......