Page 3, 30th April 1999

30th April 1999
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Archbishop Hails Restorative Justice

DUBLIN—Archbishop Desmond Connell of Dublin was applauded loudly at a conference on reforming the penal system when he criticised the conditions Irish prisoners have to endure,......

Polish Senate Backs Cross

WARSAW—The Polish senate ruled last week that a controversial eight-metre high cross should remain on the grounds of the former extermination camp, Auschwitz. The cross was......

Romanian Bishop Sorry For Catholic Persecution

BUCHAREST—A senior Romanian Orthodox bishop admitted that his Church should have done more to help persecuted Catholics during the Communist era. Speaking ahead of the Pope's......

Pope Mourns School Shooting Victims

DENVER—The Pope sent a telegram to the families of victims of Denver school shooting, expressing "deep shock" at the murder of 12 students by two fellow students. The Holy......

Papal Trip To Brazil Cardinal Backs War

BRASILIA—Pope John Paul H will visit Brazil in 2001 to preside over the 500th anniversary celebrations of the country's evangelization, officials announced last week. The......

Refugees Forced Into Prostitution

RIMINI—The Mafia is recruiting young women refugees from Kosovo and forcing them into prostitution, an Italian priest claimed last week. Fr Oreste Benzi, who works to......

Fr Cullen Cleared Of 'false' Charges

MANILA—Anti-paedophile campaigner Fr Shay Cullen was completely exonerated of false charges of child rape by public prosecutors last week. Fr Cullen, 56 year-old founder of the......

Sin Offer Rejected

MANILA—Communist rebels this week rejected as "silly" and "unacceptable" offers from Manila Archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin to use his residence as a venue for peace talks with......

Timor Peace Deal Signed, But War Continues

DILI—The hidonesi n militaxy is continuing to inflict murde and other serious human rights abuse on the people of East Timor in spite if the Nest peace agreement, writes Simon......