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On Crucifixes I N Classroom

BY STAFF REPORTER THE ITALIAN court that caused an international outcry by ordering a school to remove crucifixes from its walls has revoked its decision. Adel Smith, a......

Pope Offers Prayers For Victims Of Aids Crisis

BY STAFF REPORTER POPI. ItiHN Paul II has offered prayers for people with HIV/AIDS and encouraged Catholics to care for those with the disease and to educate people in chastity......

Vatican

Light agenda for Christmas THE POPE will preside over the principal Christmas liturgical celebrations in St. Peter's Basilica this year, although the agenda will be lighter than......

Dalai Lama's Flying Visit

POPE JOHN PAUL 11. received the Dalai Lama, leader of Tibetan Buddhism, in an "exclusively religious" visit, the Vatican press office reported. Afterwards, Tenzing Gyatso, the......

On-line Family Conferences

THE CONGREGATION for Clergy is planning a series of theologians' video conferences over the Internet on the theme of "Marriage and the Family." The first such video confer ence,......

Canadian Gets Vatican Post

THE PONTIFF has appointed the president of St. Thomas Aquinas University in Texas as secretary of the Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education. Canadian Fr Michael Miller......

'love Is Source Of Morality'

THE PREFECT of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith said that sets of rules should not he the modvation for moral behaviour. In a congress on John Paul II's......

Pope Promotes German Priest

THE HOLY FATHER appointed Mgr Josef Clemens, former personal secretary of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, as secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Laity. German-born Mgr......

Mob Attacks Catholics

THE CA'THOLIC community in the east Indian state of Orissa is in shock following a new wave of violence by Hindu fundamentalists against the Church. A group of men on motorbikes......

Sex-scandal Bishop Resigns

Pf/PE JOHN Paul II has accepted the resignation of a Filipino bishop accused of sexually harassing his former secretary. The Vatican announced that Bishop Teodoro Bacani of......

Chinese Police Hit Christians

RESIDENTS of a village of the Guangxi province of southern China has accused the local police of arresting people found in possession of Bibles, and sending them to forced......

German Made Berlin Nuncio

THE Porn has named Archbishop Erwin Josef Ender as papal nuncio in Berlin — the first prelate of that country who will represent the Holy See in the Federal Republic of Germany.......

Church Backs Migrant Rights

A WORLD CONGRESS OD the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Refugees ended with a call for countries to ratify the UN convention on the rights of migrant workers and their families.......

Lebanese Fear Loss Of Youth

CATHOLIC PATRIARCHS and bishops have sounded a warning that Lebanon risks losing its young people. Economic and legal difficulties and social marginalisation are forcing young......

'don't Give Up On Holy Land'

A REFIRED VATICAN cardinal has urged Christians to continue their pilgrimages to the Holy Land in spite of the troubles in the region. Pilgrimages to the Holy Land elevate the......

General Audience

THE ENGLISH summary of Pope John Paul H's weekly general audience, given at St Peter's on Wednesday, Month X, 2003. "Dear Brothers and Sisters, each Sunday at Evening Prayer the......

Italian Court

Lifeline for Pakistani Christians revokes ban Government Ministers and European Union are moving to end persecution, reports Bess Twiston Davies FOREIGN MINISTER Jack Straw and......