Page 2, 26th November 1999

26th November 1999
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Dozens Die As Mortars Rip Through Church

By Joe Jenkins AT LEAST 35 refugees — including 13 children — were massacred when a Catholic church came under heavy shelling in Sri Lanka on Saturday as government forces......

Ethnic Differences 'a Blessing'

INDONESIA'S Catholic bishops appealed for an end to ethnic and religious conflict in a pastoral letter published in the capital Jakarta last week. The Indonesian Bishops'......

Official Backing For Bishop

THE CHINESE authorities have allowed an "underground" bishop to succeed a bishop of the Patriotic Church. Bishop Nicholas Han Jide, 60, was publicly installed in September,......

Priest Denies Role In Genocide

By Bruce Johnston in Florence FATHER Athanase Seromba (or Sumba Bum) the priest accused of genocide in Ruwand who has begun a new life in a church in the hills above Florence,......

Giordano Accused Of Fraud

THE VATICAN has maintained a stoney silence following a request that a southern Italian court try one of Italy's most senior cardinals as an accomplice in a loan-sharking ring......

Americas

Clinton links UN funding to abortion PRESIDENT Bill Clinton has agreed to link the payment of nearly $1billion in unpaid American dues to the UN to a limit on US support for......

Europe

Famine threat to Serbia THE PROVINCE of Vojvodina in northern Serbia is threatened by famine, according to the Catholic bishop of Subotica, Joarmes Penes. The bishop told the......

Middle East

Israel 'to blame' for lock-out Continued from P1 of Shehab al-Din, a relative of Saladin, who defeated the Crusaders in 1187 — a site favoured by Islamic fundamentalists. Plans......

John Paul Hails Saddam's Reign

THE POPE has congratulated Saddam Hussein on achieving 21 years in power. The Iraqi news agency INA published a message conveying the Pope's "best wishes" to the dictator and......