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Former Hostage Meets The Pope

BY STAFF REPORTER FORMER COLOMBIAN hostage Ingrid Betancourt has said it was "a dream come true" to meet Pope Benedict XVI. Her voice still breaking with emotion a few hours......

Diocese Is Struck By Hurricane

mown it seemed on September 2 that the Archdiocese of New Orleans had sustained minimal damage to its buildings and operations from Hurricane Gustav, New Orleans Archbishop......

Kenyan Church Prays For Unity

CHRISTIAN leaders in Kenya have pledged to work for reconciliation and asked God for forgiveness for their role in widening divisions in the country. A statement signed by 1,300......

Cardinal: We Must Help Poor

POVERTY, particularly the growing crap between the world's rich and poor, is one of the most dramatic situations the world is facing and requires a response by Christians as......

Concern Over Weapons Plan

A HUMAN RIGHTS commission and several Catholic bishops have expressed concern over a Philippine government plan to arm civilians for protection. Leila de Lima, chairwoman of the......

World Bulletin

Twenty Catholics hurt after police attack marchers AT LEAST 20 Vietnamese Catholics were taken to hospital last Sunday after police in Hanoi disrupted a religious procession at......

Denver Archbishop Presses Abortion Issue

I n the 2004 presidential election Archbishop Raymond Burke of St Louis led the Catholic charge in what were disparagingly called the "wafer wars". He repeatedly stated that be......

Kremlin Pays For Construction Of Catholic Church

BY MARK GREAVES......

A Milestone In The Church's Thawing Relations With Russia...

reached last week with the opening of the first Catholic church rebuilt with government money. The consecration of the church in Kazan, the capital of the Tatarstan republic,......

Pontiff Criticises Offensive Artwork

POPE BENEDICT XVI has protested at a sculptural portrayal of a crucified frog, saying it offends the religious sentiments of Christians, according to a critic of the work. The......