Page 2, 30th April 1999

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Pope Invited To Visit Armenia

VATICAN CITY—Pope John Paul II will travel to the former Soviet republic to Armenia in early July, local political and Church leaders said, writes Bruce Johnston, Rome......

Pope Questions Bishop's Murder

VATICAN CITY—Pope John Paul II met the Guatemalan President last week and pressed for clarification of the 1998 murder of Bishop Juan Gerardi. After a 20-minute private audience......

Hume And Trimble Praised By Pope

VATICAN CITY— Pope John Paul II praised a group of Nobel Peace Prize winners, including David Trimble and John Hume, for their fight for peace last week. The Pope said that......

Peace Mission To Balkans

VATICAN CITY—Cardinal Camillo Ruini, president of the Italian Bishops' Conference and the Pope's Vicar of Rome, led a peace delegation to the Balkans this week, writes Bruce......

Support Grows For Latin Mass

LONDON—The case for the restoration of the classical Latin Mass has won the support of laity and senior churchmen around the world, a conference on liturgical studies heard last......

Bishops Urge Confession

LONDON—The Bishops of England and Wales published a booklet encouraging confession in the Holy Year last week, writes Luke Coppen. They hope the booklet, Reconciliation for the......

Stonyhurst Hit By Abuse Charges

CLITHEROE—Five people, including a Jesuit priest. have been charged in connection with the sexual abuse of boys at a top Catholic independent school, writes Simon Caldwell. Fr......

Archbishop Calls For Debt Relief

LONDON—Archbishop Medardo Mazombwe of Lusaka said last week that external debts are a greater killer of people than war in Africa and urged the Church and all people of good......

Cardinal Hume Opens Chas Advice Centre

LONDON—Cardinal Basil Hume launched a new debt and housing advice service for the Catholic Housing Aid Society (CHAS) last week, writes Luke Coppen. The society hopes the new......

Condom Price Claim Rebutted

LONDON—A major birth control group has blamed the rising price of condoms for Britain's table-topping teenage pregnancy and abortion rate. The Family Planning Association (FPA)......

Doctors Claim To Have 'holy Grail'

LONDON—Doctors are on the verge of perfecting a blood test that will detect abnormalities in unborn children — without causing miscarriage or harming the mother, writes Simon......

Southwark Takes Soundings On Split

LONDON—A public consultation exercise is under way to gauge opinion about the future of the Archdiocese of Southwark, writes Simon Caldwell. A document has been circulated to......

Keys Award

LONDON—Acclaimed writer William Dalrymple presented a new award for young Catholic writers last week, writes Luke Coppen. The award, sponsored by the Catholic Writers' Guild of......