Page 2, 8th January 1999

8th January 1999
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The Vatican

VATICAN CITY—The Vatican has increased the price of special papal blessings sold to pilgrims by a quarter. The blessings, sold in the form of certificates by licensed shops......

Europe

LONDON—Culture Secretary Chris Smith has moved to prevent the hardcore pornography satellite TV channel Eros TV broadcasting into Great Britain. It is now a criminal offence to......

Middle East

AQABA—Archaeologists have uncovered what is believed to be the world's oldest purpose-built church. Found in the Red Sea port of Aqaba the building predates both Jerusalem's......

The Americas

GUATEMALA CITY—The Archbishop of Guatemala City has asked for assurances that the priest accused of the murder of Bishop Juan Gerardi is safe and well in prison. Archbishop......

Australasia

NORTHERN TERRITORY—The Catholic Church has come down on the side of Aborigines in a row over a proposed uranium mine on native lands. The Australian Catholic Social Justice......

Africa

FREETOWN—Sister Nirmala, leader of the Missionary Sisters of Charity, has appealed for the release of the Italian missionary Fr Mario Guerra kidnapped by rebels in Sierra Leone.......