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Zimbabwe in Chains: The cover story from The Tablet this week is Zimbabwe in Chains. The Archbishop of Bulawayo, one of Zimbabwe's nine Catholic bishops, has attacked the Churches' failure to speak out against the government of Robert Mugabe, who is facing diplomatic isolation and the threat of sanctions over his increasingly authoritarian rule.
Link: http://www.thetablet.co.uk/cgi-bin/citw.cgi?

Christian leaders 'afraid' to speak out about Nazareth mosque Jerusalem Post
Link: http://www.jpost.com/Editions/2002/01/21/News/News.42018.html

Prime Minister Blair should be stripped of the power to reject candidates nominated to become Archbishop of Canterbury, the Church of England academic who led an inquiry into the appointments process said yesterday. The Times
Link: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,2-2002032906,00.html

New Cathedral in Albania to be consecrated on Saturday. "The cathedral was built at the express wish of Pope John Paul II as a symbol of the rebirth of the Catholic Church in Albania, following decades of communist dictatorship. It is to be dedicated to the Apostle Paul, who first founded the Church in Tirana during a journey on the Illyrian coast. Aid to the Church in Need
Link: http://members4.boardhost.com/acnaus/msg/244.html

Church 'secret court' under fire -- New Glasgow Archbishop, Mario Conti, accused of 'dismissing' victims as Pope orders secrecy for child abuse cases. Sunday Herald
Link: http://www.sundayherald.com/21669

Recovered after spending 44 years in basement storage, a tape recording of Martin Luther King Jr. speaking in an Evanston synagogue has been restored, enabling a new audience to hear the civil rights leader deliver a still-timely message in his gravelly voice. Chicago Tribune
Link: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-0201210175jan21.story?coll=chi%2Dnews%2Dhed

International donors at a conference in Tokyo have promised Afghanistan more than $3bn to help it start rebuilding after years of war. Most of the money pledged will come from Japan, the US, the European Union and Saudi Arabia. BBC
Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/world/south_asia/newsid_1771000/1771885.stm

Here is the text of the Proclamation by President George W. Bush for National Sanctity of Human Life Day 2002 on Sunday. Today (Jan 22nd) is March for Life Day in Washington DC. ZenitLink: http://www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=15406

Pope John Paul II emphasized that the forthcoming day of prayer in Assisi will avoid all forms of religious syncretism, while religions will repudiate violence in the name of God. "In the face of violence, which in these times rages in so many regions of the earth, they feel the need to show that religions are a factor of solidarity, discrediting and isolating all those who instrumentalize the name of God for purposes or with methods that in reality offend him," the Pope said. Zenit
Link: http://www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=15394


22-Jan-02