Page 1, 27th January 1995

27th January 1995
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Vatican Plays Down Death Plot

BY VIVIANE HEWITT IN ROME THE VATICAN WAS this week keen to play down reports of a papal assassination attempt, revealed in new international intelligence reports. US and......

Clergy Moved From Pulpit To Pigpen

BY PIERS MCGRANDLE DO NOT HE surprised if swathes of fresh-faced Yorkshire cler g y conveniently go down with heavy colds and bouts of flu this March. A Thirsk vicar, keen for......

English Catholics Protest Against French Bishop Sacking

BY JAMES PENN A GROUP OF 50 Catholics demonstrated outside Westminster Cathedral on Sunday against the s acking of a French Catholic bishop. The demonstrators were protestin g......

Pius Xii Canonisation Draws Prelate's Attack

BY PIERS MCGRANDLE A PROMINENT CATHOLIC priest and exmaster of St Benet's Hall, Oxford has attacked Vatican plans to canonise controversial wartime Pope Pius XII for "turning......

Pope Anger At Israel Bombs

POPE JOHN PAUL II condemned as "senseless" the suicide terrorist bombings in Israel this week that killed 19 soldiers and injured dozens more. The Pope said in a telegram of......

Rebuff For 'profane Tourists'

BY MURRAY WHITE IN LISBON IT WAS AUFHOR David Lodge who described tourism as the modern form of pilgrima g e. But the Rector of the Marian shrine at Fatima was none too......