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End Iraq's Agony, Say Charities

Richard Shaw on a Europe-wide call to lift the punishing sanctions on Iraq COMPREHENSIVE sanctions imposed on Iraq, now in their 11th year, have resulted in "untold suffering......

Pope Urges Bishops To Speak Out In Season And Out

By Richard Shaw Bishops must speak out for life whether the moment is "opportune or inopportune", Pope John Paul II told the Hungarian hierarchy last week. "You must intervene......

"dear Brothers And Sisters, In The Midst Of The Trials

and tribulations of life, Christians look forward in hope to an ultimate future of freedom and peace. "Scripture describes this future as 'the new heavens and a new earth' (2 Pt......

Africa

Heroic priest drowned A MISSIONARY has been swept away while saving locals hit by a major flood in Mozambique. Fr Pietro De Franceschi was attempting to transport a number of......

Jesuit Priest Released

A KIDNAPPED Jesuit priest has now been released by captors in Zimbabwe. Fr Fidelis Mukonori was seized while walking with fellow missionary Fr Dieter Scholz. Fr Scholz was......

Bombing Blasted

A ZIMBABWEAN Catholic commission has condemned the bombing of the country's only independent newspaper. The Catholic justice and peace commission spoke out after the attack on......

Americas

Inhuman judgement A CANADIAN judge has ruled that a full-term baby who died during childbirth was "not human". Justice Patricia Rowbotham told the bereaved couple that the law......

Bush Praises Us Hierarchy

THE NEW president of the United States has praised the quality of the US Catholic hierarchy. At a meeting with senior bishops last week (see photo below), he said he was......

Europe

Schonborn hacks family THE ARCHBISHOP Of Vienna has appealed for a return to "family values". Cardinal Schanborn comments came during his homily in New York at Mass to......

Church Defends Sects

THE CATHOLIC Church in France has warned that new legislation could stifle religious liberty. France is planning to introduce a law against "mental manipulation", aimed at......

An Indonesian Bishop Has Warned Of The Ethnic Cleansing Of

Christians in the Spice Islands. Bishop Peter Mandagi spoke out after Christian refugees reported a wave of new human rights violations in the Moluccas by the Javabased Muslim......

An Indian Priest Is In Critical Condition After He Was...

Fr Tommy Manjaly, a headmaster, was shot after he refused entry to the school to three unidentified people. The three, believed to be indigenous militants, fired only one shot......

Seminarians Expelled

AS MANY AS 70 seminarians and teachers have been expelled from China's national seminary for not attending bishops' ordinations last year that lacked papal approval. The exact......