Page 2, 4th October 1996

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Bishops Express Horror At First Legal Suicide

AUSTRALIAN BISHOPS joined leading politicians last week in condemning the world's first legally-assisted suicide. Robert Dent, 66, a former Anglican missionary suffering from......

Catholic Dread As Mid-east Flares

BY CECILIA BROMLEY-MARTIN As FRESH FIGHTING erupted in the Middle East last week, leaving in its wake at least 70 dead and hundreds injured, young Catholic Arabs kept out of the......

Milingo Joins Prayers For Pope's Recovery

By BESS TWISTON-DAVIES As CONTROVERSY over Pope John Paul II's health escalates, the controversial African Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo has added his voice and announced that he......

Pope Prayers

THE CHAIRMAN of the Italian Bishops' Conference has asked for prayers for the Pope's health. Cardinal Camillo Ruini asked for Catholic prayers saying that the Pope's many......

Lebanon

CATHOLIC TELEVISION and radio transmitters in Lebanon are to be closed down at the end of the year. The government ordered the closure of radio stations Voix de la Charite and......

Confession

THE US Catholic Conference and other religious organisations last week filed a joint friend-of-the-court brief urging the destruction of a secretly taped recording of an Oregon......

Philippines

POPE JOHN Paul II urged Bishops from the Philippines to keep up dialogue with the country's Muslim population, despite recent tensions and episodes of violence. Talking last......

Poles Deny Spy Claims

FORMER POLISH government officials last week denied claims in the German press that a Polish priest in the Vatican spied for the KGB during the Cold War. The reports follow......

S Africa

SouTH AFRICAN Bishops are lobbying the government to allow members of Parliament to vote according to individual conscience on the Termination of Pregnancy Bill. The Bill would......

Euthanasia

THE US BISHOPS' pro - life secretariat has joined doctors and legislators in praising a congressional report on abuses of physician-assisted suicide in the Netherlands. "By......