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Jerusalem Latin patriarch change

JERUSALEM ( Archbishop Fouad Twal, who is to be installed as the Latin patriarch of Jerusalem today (June 22), has invited political leaders of the area to have "more courage and less fear".

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Shroud set to be unravelled

VATICAN CITY (CNS): The Shroud of Turin revered by many as the burial cloth of Christ, will be displayed to the public for the first time in a decade in 2010...

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Cluster bomb ban welcomed

GENEVA ( The international agreement to ban cluster bombs is a "big step", even though there is still much work to be done, according to the Holy See's permanent observer at the United Nations offices in Geneva.

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Pope urges eucharistic adoration

ROME (CNS): The Eucharist has the power to unite people, strengthen them and remind them that only God is worthy of worship, Pope Benedict XVI said at a Mass marking the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ...

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Morale boosting trip is in jeopardy

Brisbane Catholic academic Dr Greg Poulgrain is desperately seeking funds to send an Aboriginal dance group to West Papua to boost the morale of the oppressed people there. PAUL DOBBYN reports.

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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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