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Bush can see a Palestinian homeland

JERUSALEM (CNS): US President George W Bush told residents of the West Bank city of Bethlehem he hoped someday the creation of an independent Palestinian state would eliminate checkpoints and walls at the Israeli border...

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Pope cancels speech

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Even before protests led him to cancel his visit to Rome's Sapienza University, Pope Benedict XVI knew there would be some people who questioned why the leader of the Catholic Church should be delivering a formal address to a secular university...

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Studying the world’s best

Queensland Catholic Education Commission executive director Mike Byrne has returned from an overseas education study tour, reporter AMY SIMMONS spoke to him about his experiences.

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Padre Pio’s body to be exhumed

SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO, Italy (CNS): The body of St Padre Pio will be exhumed, studied and displayed for public veneration from mid-April to late September, said the archbishop who oversees the shrine where the saint is buried...

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Kenyan bishop praises relief

NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS) A Kenyan bishop said his appeals for humanitarian assistance for the Diocese of Eldoret have been met quickly following the violence sparked by the country's disputed Dec...

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Global stability in a fragile state

In a wide-ranging address to foreign diplomats at the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI has given his views on the most serious armed conflicts and social issues of today. JOHN THAVIS reports on the address.

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Plea for peace in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS): Following days of violence and death after the announcement of disputed election results, Kenya's Catholic bishops appealed to political leaders to make every effort to engage in dialogue to resolve the crisis...

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