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Architect Of Eu Is On Path To Sainthood

BY LUKE COPPEN THE earEeeEcruAt., architect of the European Union may be proclaimed a saint, it emerged this week. The diocesan stage of the cause of the French politician......

Magazine: Padre Pio Was Not A Plagiarist

BY STAFF REPORTER A LEADING Italian Jesuit magazine has defended Padre Pio against claims of plagiarism. La Civilta Cattolica said that even though the Capuchin friar wrote......

Bishops Call For Asylum Rethink After Trailer Deaths

BY STAFF REPORTER A "etAwso and inhumane" border policy is at fault in the deaths of 18 illegal immigrants found in a trailer in Texas, according to the chairman of the US......

Europe

Slovaks prepare for papal visit POPE, JOHN Paul II is expected to beatify several communistera martyrs during a proposed September to visit Slovakia, local Church officials......

Priest Returns To Russian Parish

A POLISH missionary forced to leave Russia in March has returned to his parish outside St Petersburg, ending worries that he had become the sixth Catholic priest to be expelled......

Crash Bishop Is Suspended

A POLISH bishop was suspended after causing an accident while driving when drunk, the Vatican's ambassador to Poland has announced. Archbishop Jozef Kowalczyk, papal nuncio,......

Police Seize Statue Thief

POLICE in Germany have arrested a man who stole a 250-year-old statue from a church and gave it to his new girlfriend's mother. The 35-year-old man, not named for legal reasons,......

Call For Ban On Embryo Research

A SECULAR Italian bio-ethical institute has declared the cloning of human embryos for destructive stem cell research to be unethical. The National Bioethics Committee (NBC) of......

Americas

Bishops bring Cuba message A DELEGATION of American and European bishops have brought a papal message of Christian solidarity to the people of Colombia. Archbishop Paul Cordes,......

Priests Victims Of Abuse Scandal

AN AMERICAN bishop has told faithful priests that in the wake of the sex abuse scandals they too are victims. Bishop Raymond Boland of Kansas City, Missouri, said priests who......

New Directory For Deacons

A DIRECTORY to include all America's 14,000 permanent deacons is set for June. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops will vote on the idea to "build upon more than 35......

New Auxiliary For Toronto

THE POPE has appointed a new auxiliary bishop of Toronto — Fr Daniel Bohan, episcopal vicar for the Anglophone sector of the Archdiocese of Moncton. At the same time, the Holy......

Anger At Oil For Green Card Deal

A MEXICAN cardinal has criticised the United States for linking the legalisation of Mexican workers with demands that US companies be allowed to buy into Mexico's state oil......

Cleric Deplores Chavez Regime

SOCIETY, as well as the Catholic Church in Venezuela, is under attack, according to the president of the episcopal conference there. Archbishop &bazar Porras of Merida spoke......

Bishop Probes Rights Record

A CZECH bishop who participated in Eastern Europe's overthrow of Soviet communism is on a fact-finding mission in Cuba to examine its human rights record. Bishop Vaclav Maly......

Bishops Lament Bolivia Crisis

BOLIVIA'S bishops have appealed for citizens to come together to "build a better Bolivia". They issued the appeal after their 76th plenary assembly held in Cochabamba earlier......