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Bishops call for more security after attacks

NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS): Kenya's Catholic bishops called upon the government to intensify its security efforts in the country's north after the July 1 attacks on two churches, including a Catholic cathedral, that left at least 17 people dead and more than 50 people injured.

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Sculpture dream becomes reality

Archbishop Sir James Duhig was the instigator of many building projects when he was Archbishop of Brisbane from 1917 to 1965; now he's the subject of a special "building" project in his honour as Jubilee Parish commissions a statue of him. PAUL DOBBYN reports

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‘Differing perspectives’ on faith raised

SILVER SPRING, Maryland, United States (CNS): Officials of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious said their meeting at the Vatican in mid-June "was difficult because of the differing perspectives" they and the leaders of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith have.

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Pope expresses fear of wider conflict

VATICAN CITY (CNS): The international com-munity must act swiftly and decisively to end the violence in Syria, which "risks becoming a widespread conflict that would have seriously neg-ative consequences for the country and the entire region", Pope Benedict XVI said.

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Sisters focus on issues

VATICAN CITY (CNS): After meeting with top officials of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the head of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious of the United States said she was thankful for the chance to have an open dialogue about a recent Vatican-ordered reform of the organisation.

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Hope building in India

INDIA (ACN News): Four years after the severe violence against Christian villages in the East Indian state of Orissa, Archbishop John Barwa of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar sees hope for the future.

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