Page 4, 25th June 2004

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Eu Keeps Christianity Out Of Constitution

BY SIMON CALDWELL T HE P OPE has publicly expressed his disappointment over the failure of European Union leaders to mention the continent’s Christian heritage in the preamble......

Fears Mount Over Wellbeing Of Jailed Vietnamese Priest

A PRIEST sentenced to 15 years in prison for speaking out about anti-Christian persecution received a sentence reduction for “good conduct,” but some observers fear he is being......

Sect Drops Anti-mass Creed

T HE C HRISTIAN Reformed Church in North America has said the church’s confessional statement calling the Catholic Mass “idolatry” is not accurate. At issue was the church’s......

Chinese Police Free Bishop

B ISHOP Julius Jia Zhiguo of the underground Chinese Diocese of Zheng Ding was released after five days of detention, a human rights group said. Joseph Kung, president of the......

Magazine Honours Gibson

M EL G IBSON , whose film “The Passion of the Chris t” broke box office records, is the year’s most powerful celebrity, according to Forbes magazine’s Celebrity 100 power......

Pope Pleads With Zapatero

T HE P OPE has attempted to persuade Spain’s Socialist Prime Minister to abandon his plans to further liberalise the country’s laws on divorce, abortion and same sex-unions.......

Blessed Teresa ‘a Saint By 2006’

BY FREDDY GRAY M OTHER T ERESA of Calcutta will be canonised as early as 2006, a Vatican source has disclosed. Norman Imms, who believes that Mother Teresa miraculously cured......

Remote Christian Village Found

C ATHOLICS in a remote village in a mountainous region of China have continued to practise their faith without a priest since 1949, it emerged this week. Hu Junjie, a......

Zimbabwe Nuns Deny Land Grab Accusations

BY FREDDY GRAY T HE NUNS accused of aggressively seizing a farm in Zimbabwe have insisted they are innocent. Sister Helen Maminimini, superior-general of the Little Children of......

Pope Tells Bishops To Preach Truth Of Marriage

P OPE J OHN Paul II has warned Catholic bishops that failure to proclaim the truth about marriage and the family was a “grave omission.” Among the Church’s priorities was “the......