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Scholars Come To Defence Of Crusades

BY CHRISTINA FARRELL SCHOLARS have come to the defence of the Crusades, insisting that they were fought for a just cause. Speakers and delegates at a Vatican-sponsored......

Italian Politician Criticises Dutch 'nazi' Euthanasia Laws

AN ITALIAN minister has accused the Netherlands of slipping towards a Nazistyle mentality over euthanasia. "Nazi legislation and Hitler's ideas are re-emerging in Europe via......

Embryo Research Proposal Protest

LI I HUANIA'S Catholic and Lutheran bishops have written to the country's political leaders to voice concern over attempts to legalise research involving human embryos. The......

President's Gift To Archbishop

GLORIA Macapagal Arroyo has said that moves to legalise divorce and abortion will not prosper in the Philippines as long as she is president. She vowed her opposition to these......

Nun Murdered In Convent

A NUN has been murdered by an intruder at a convent in Indonesia. The 33-yearold Sister, a member of a community of Daughters of the Sacred Heart, was stabbed to death. The nun......

Abortion Pill 'claims Two More Lives'

BY FREDDY GRAY AMERICAN bishops have reiterated their condemnation of the RU-486 abortion pill after the drug was suspected of causing the deaths of two more women, taking the......

Blessing For Prisoners

AN INDONESIAN bishop has relayed a message of support from Pope Benedict XVI to three prisoners condemned to death after a controversial trial that many observers said was......

Pope Finds Common Ground With Orthodox

POPE:BENEDICT XVI and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow have affirmed the importance of Catholics and Orthodox cooperating to keep Gospel values alive in......

Bishops Deplore Sectarian Violence

CATHOLIC LEADERS in Nigeria have blamed the government for turning a blind eye as violence swept the country. Condemning the "horrific killings" of Muslims and Christians alike,......

Priest Butchered In Goa Presbytery

THE MURDER Of Ft Eusebio Ferrao, a parish priest in India, has shocked Catholics in the south-western Indian state of Goa. Fr Ferrao, pastor of St Francis Xavier Church in the......

Boston Clergy Laicised Over Abuse

SEVEN PRIESTS and one deacon of the Boston archdiocese accused of sexually abusing minors have been laicised by the Vatican, the archdiocese has announced. Among the priests......