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Poor hit hardest by ecological damage

VATICAN CITY (CNS): A Vatican official warned that ecological damage has the greatest impact on the world's poor, who are caught in a "vicious circle of poverty and environmental degradation"...

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Computer plan on poverty

ROME (CNS): A plan to equip the world's poorest school children with a low-cost, rugged, portable, wireless laptop has found some enthusiastic support among the Jesuits and in the Vatican...

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Opening hearts to God

Brisbane grandmother Linda Norris recently returned from a life-changing experience among HIV/AIDS sufferers and orphans in South Africa. Reporter SELINA HARRIS talks to Linda about the trip.

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Peace urged in nuclear plan

ROME (CNS): A leading Vatican official expressed support for the development of a nuclear energy program in Iran, as long as it serves peaceful purposes...

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How can we all be Good Samaritans?

Former secretary general of Caritas Internationalis Duncan MacLaren was in Brisbane recently to deliver the Aquinas Lecture 2007 at Australian Catholic University. Reporter PAUL DOBBYN spoke with him about his experiences and about his topic "Being a good Samaritan in the age of terror".

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New cardinals announced

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Pope Benedict XVI has named 23 new cardinals, including grand master of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre, United States Archbishop John P Foley...

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Appreciating the Sacrament of Confession

Sydney priest Fr Michael de Stoop is keen to promote greater appreciation of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, so much so that he has written a book aimed at people of all ages. Reporter PAUL DOBBYN spoke to him about the book.

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