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‘New apartheid’ hurting

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (CNS): Archbishop Buti Tlhagale of Johannesburg has forbidden Catholics in his archdiocese to be involved in attacks against foreigners that have left more than 20 people dead and dozens injured...

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West Papuan priest seeks US support

WASHINGTON (CNS): Indigenous residents of West Papua suffer a multitude of injustices, from rape and murder to the pilfering of riches extracted from their island, representatives of an Indonesian Catholic diocese said...

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‘Dr Greg’ speaks out for his West Papuan friends

Church officials in West Papua claim the indigenous people there are facing a humanitarian crisis under Indonesian rule. Brisbane man Dr Greg Poulgrain has witnessed the suffering of the Papuans first hand for more than 30 years. He talks to reporter PAUL DOBBYN about the situation.

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Humanae Vitae truth remains: Pope

VATICAN CITY ( In a society that treats the practise of sexuality like a drug, not just the concept of love needs defending, but also the dignity of the person, says Pope Benedict XVI.

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Help save Burma

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Pope Benedict XVI has appealed to the world community to be merciful and generous by offering aid and working to relieve the suffering caused by Cyclone Nargis, which killed tens of thousands in Myanmar (Burma)...

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Bishops urge food deal

LIMA, Peru (CNS): As protests over rising food costs spread around the globe, experts warn that high prices are here to stay, and Catholic bishops are calling for governments to take emergency measures to keep their poorest citizens from going hungry...

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