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Cardinal’s Assassination Probe Inconclusive

MEXICO CITY (CNS): An official investigation of the 1993 assassination of Cardinal Juan Jesus Posadas Ocampo has ended in Mexico, but disagreement persists among federal, state and Church officials over the killing...

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Revised Missal Issued

WASHINGTON (CNS): The Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments has issued the first revision in 25 years of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal...

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Caring for AIDS Victims

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (CNS): Access to life-saving drugs was high on the agenda of the 13th International AIDS Conference, but Church participants focused primarily on caring for those living with HIV and AIDS...

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Embryo Culling Deemed Abortion

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Purposefully destroying fertilised embryos is abortion, even when it is done to increase the chances that at least one foetus in a multiple pregnancy will survive, the Vatican said...

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Pope’s Intervention

LES COMBES, Italy (CNS): One month after the extradition to Turkey of Pope John Paul II's would-be assassin, the Vatican confirmed that the Pope personally intervened in the gunman's release from his Italian prison...

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Rights of Poor

NEW YORK (CNS): A UN meeting in Geneva to review results of the 1995 World Summit on Social Development and set future goals produced a document generally acceptable though weakened by the normal compromise approach of such agreements, said two members of the Vatican delegation to the session...

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No Communion Rule Emphasised

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Allowing Catholics who have civilly remarried after divorce to receive Communion not only violates Church law but is an affront to Catholics who live according to the law, the Vatican said...

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Cardinal helps lift Iron Curtain

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has praised the late Cardinal Agostino Casaroli for his role in drawing back the Iron Curtain and called the former Vatican diplomat a "man of dialogue"...

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