Page 2, 31st July 1981

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Zaire Bishops Hit Out At Mobutu

THE BISHOPS of Zaire have fiercely attacked the government of President Mobutu, accusing it of corruption, incompetence and exploitation. They also drew attention to alleged......

News In Brief

TWO women were detained briefly in Argentina after returning from a visit to the United States where they met churchmen, politicians and human rights leaders. Mrs Hebe de......

New Bishop Openly Named For Romania

THE SECOND biship to he named in Romania since the war was announced on Saturday soon after the news was released of the death of a Romanian bishop whose appointment had......

Plea Over Sa Military Service

THE SOUTH AFRICAN government should allow conscientious objection to military service, according to a statement signed by nine Christian leaders, including Archbishop Denis......

Five New Bishops Widen

rift with Chinese church FIVE bishops were ordained illicitly by the Patriotic Association of Chinese Catholics on Saturday, widening the rift with the Vatican. It was the......

Missing Leader

THE BRITISH Council of Churches has called on the Ethiopian government to allow the whereabouts of a senior Ethiopian churchman to be made known. Qes Gudina Tumsa, general......

Swift Vatican Move On Penal Code

THE VATICAN was forced to act quickly last week to clear up confusion over whether or not its penal code contained the death penalty. The clarification was necessary because a......

`mercy' Aid To Plo Backed By Rome

THE VATICAN has expressed its support for humanitarian aid channeled through the United Nations to the Palestinian Liberation Organisation. • Discussions are going on between......

African Leaders Admit Mistakes

CATHOLIC leaders from all over Africa have admitted that the Church's teaching on marriage may have broken down local traditions without supplying acceptable alternatives. They......

Malta Schools Threatened By New Plan

from a special correspondent A NEW crisis is looming for Malta's Catholic schools as a result of the government's plan to open two new schools for the island's most intelligent......

Clash On Indian Converts

THE GROWING number of Indian converts to Christianity is leading to an increasingly violent reaction against the Church, according to Fides, the news agency of the Vatican......