Page 4, 28th June 2002

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Putin Ignores Papal Protest Over Expelled Bishop

BY LUKE COPPEN PRESIDENT Vladimir Putin has ignored a papal protest over the expulsion of a Catholic bishop from Russia, the Vatican revealed this week. Pope John Pau) II wrote......

Pope Gives Hope To New York Orphans

BY CHRISTINA WHITE THE CHILDREN of police Officers, firefighters and other emergency workers, orphaned by the September 11 tragedy, will benefit from a scholarship established......

Koreans Join In Prayer For Unity

KOREAN Catholics joined together in a day of prayer for the reconciliation and unification of North and South Korea last Sunday. The bishops had appealed to Catholics of the......

Church 'stands Alone With Poor'

A LEADING American professor has said the Church stands alone in its fight against poverty. Harvard Law School professor Mary Ann Glendon, speak ing at the Caritas Helder Camara......

Africa

Angolans facing starvation CAPUCHIN missionaries in Angola are warning that thousands of people there are in danger of starvation. Fr Giovanni Lazzara said the situation......

Americas

Prison labour helps youth day CANADIAN prisoners are preparing more than 200.000 "pilgrim's backpacks," red nylon bags, containing candles and other religious materials for......

Official Calls For `digital Equality'

A SENIOR Vatican official has appealed to the United Nations to help bridge the "digital divide" in information technology that separates the rich from the poor. Archbishop John......

Bishops Make Peace Appeal

PERU'S bishops have appealed for calm in the southern cities of Arequipa and Tacna following days of bloody unrest. Two people died and hundreds were wounded in protest marches......

Youths Offer Guns For Bibles

CATHOLIC priests in the Dominican Republic are helping to collect weapons and exchange them for Bibles, as part of a delinquency-prevention programme. Under the motto "Arms for......

Europe

Catholics seek restitution EASTERN-RITE Catholics in Romania have demanded the return of property seized by the communists. In an open letter to Prime Minister Adrian Nastase......

Bishops Back Basque Letter

SPAIN'S bishops' conference has defended a pastoral letter by bishops from the Basque country that criticised government plans to ban the political wing of the Basque separatist......