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Appointment Ends Row Over Prague Theological Faculty

BY NICK HOLDSWORTH YEARS of conflict over the running of the Catholic Theological Faculty at Prague's Charles University were brought to an end earlier this month with the......

New Law Will Breach Confessional Seal, Says Us Cardinal

Cardinal will tell priests to 'ignore' Maryland plan A SENIOR American cardinal has said he will ask priests to ignore a proposed law requiring priests in the state of Maryland......

Americas

Police seize protestors AMERICAN police have arrested eight Catholics during an anti-war protest against military strikes against Iraq staged outside the White House. Included......

Regret Over Abortion Rally

ADMINISTRATORS at a Catholic Women's College in America have expressed regret over sending students to a pro-abortion rally. St Mary's College in South Bend, Indiana, which......

Church 'has Key Role At Un'

THE CHURCH'S role at the United Nations is not to offer "technical solutions or remedies" to world problems but to show the international community how God lifts up the whole......

Campaign To Clean Up Politics

PARAGUAY'S leading bishop has called on the faithful to follow his campaign urging political leaders to raise moral standards. Archbishop Pastor Cuqejo of Asuncion announced......

Anger Over 'obscene' Play

A GROUP accredited with promoting Catholic identity at Catholic colleges in America has said that universities are wrong to allow student productions of a controversial play......

Europe

Trip improves Balkan ties PROMOTION of Belgrade-Vatican relations was the main topic during a meeting between a top Vatican official and a government minister earlier this......

Recognise God, Church Tells Eu

THE CATHOLIC Church would like to see three major points addressed in the European Union's future constitution, it emerged last week. Above all, the Church requests "the......

Priests Praise New York Visit

FRENCH priests on a Visit IO New York's Jewish community have said they received valuable lessons in how to build dialogue between the two faiths. Fr Patrick Desbois, the French......

Asia

Vietnamese pray for peace A BISHOP in central Vietnam has called upon Catholics in his diocese to pray for peace in Iraq, not least because the Vietnamese people know the great......

Vietnam Bans Human Cloning

THE GOVERNMENT of Vietnam has approved a ban on human cloning for all purposes. A decree approved by the Vietnamese government, which will come into effect on May 1, also......

Bishops Fears New Repression

A BISHOP in Hong Kong has warned that the authorities in mainland China are tightening their grip on Catholics. According to Bishop Joseph Zen, who has been barred from the......

Pope Mourns Subway Dead

A TELEGRAM has been sent in the Pope's name to the families of those killed in an arson attack in a Korean subway. Cardinal Angelo SodenĀ°, Vatican secretary of state, sent the......

Taiwan Denies China Report

THE TAIWANESE government has been quick to dismiss a report that the Vatican is willing to sever diplomatic ties in order to improve rights for the Church in mainland China.......