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Anti-catholicism Is On The Rise, Claims American Author

BY LUKE COPPEN ANTI-CATHOLIC prejudice is on the rise in the United States and steps must be taken to combat it, a leading American scholar has claimed. Philip Jenkins,......

Archbishop Defends Mel Gibson's Passion

BY STAFF REPORTER A SENIOR American archbishop has defended Mel Gibson's new film on Christ's Passion against charges of anti-Semitism. In an article in a diocesan newspaper,......

John Paul Dispatches Top Official To Iraq

BY TRACY-JO SMITH THE POPE has sent a top Vatican official to Iraq to lay the groundwork for a concerted Church effort to provide help to the country. Archbishop Paul Cordes,......

Americas

Bishop pulls out of ceremony AN AMERICAN bishop pulled out of a scheduled appearance at graduation ceremonies for a Jesuit-run school because it honoured a proponent of'......

Asia

Call to protect tribal people A HUMAN rights activist has warned that the tribal people of Bangladesh are in danger of losing their ancestral lands unless the government offers......

Africa

Nun murdered in the Congo A POLISH nun was murdered in the Democratic Republic of Congo, it has emerged. Sacred Heart Sister Czeslawa Lorek, 65, died from injuries after being......

Middle East

Pope: pray for the Holy Land POPE JOHN Paul II has urged Catholics around the world to keep praying the Rosary for peace in the Holy Land in the face of "vicious violence". The......