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Synod Message Irritates Israeli Officials World Bulletin

Edward Pentin’s Vatican Notebook hroughout the two-week Synod of Bishops for the Middle East the Israeli government was becoming increasingly irritated by the meeting which, it......

Pope Praises Progress In Colombia And El Salvador

POPE BENEDICT XVI has urged the governments of El Salvador and Colombia to press on with efforts to curb violence and injustice. In audiences with two new ambassadors to the......

Dioceses Issue Abuse Documents

THE DIOCESES of San Diego and San Bernardino have released more than 10,000 pages of material related to cases of improper sexual conduct of four dozen priests after a ruling by......

Spread Gospel, Exhorts Pope

ALL CATHOLICS are called to spread the good news of salvation and support the Church’s missionary mandate, Pope Benedict XVI said on World Mission Sunday. “The missionary task......

Woman ʻforced Into Abortionʼ

A HUSBAND in south-east China has said that government officials forced his wife to have an abortion even though she was eight months pregnant. Luo Yanquan, who lives in Siming,......

Relax Marriage Rule, Urges Synod

MEMBERS of the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East have formally asked Pope Benedict XVI to change Vatican rules that technically prohibit the Eastern Catholic churches from......

Pope: We Can Never Give Up On Peace

BY CINDY WOODEN POPE BENEDICT XVI has told bishops in a homily closing the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East that “we must never resign ourselves to the absence of peace”.......

Israelis Criticise Synod Statement As ‘propaganda’

BY SARAH DELANEY SEVERAL prominent Israelis have expressed concern over a statement by the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East which said Jews could not use the Bible to......

Bishops: Catholics Must Unite To Survive

BY SARAH DELANEY DIVISION among Catholic churches in Jerusalem is a serious problem that must be overcome to ensure the survival of Christianity there, Church leaders have said.......

Muslim Dialogue May Be Fruitless, Bishops Claim

BY CINDY WOODEN TWO SYRIAN Catholic bishops living in Lebanon told the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East last Wednesday that the blossoming number of Catholic-Muslim dialogue......