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Hopes for peace in Moluccas - negotiations start: For the martyred Moluccas Islands peace may be at last in sight. From February 10 - 12 in Malino, Sulawesi, there will be peace talks between Christian and Muslims from Ambon, the capital of the Moluccas. Clashes between Protestants and Muslims in the east Indonesian Moluccas Islands which broke out in January 1999, have caused the death of between 15,000 and 20,000 thousand and left 500,000 displaced persons. Fides
Link: http://www.fides.org/bnews/ebn2000/ebnews020202.html

Boston: Two more priests ousted in Boston over abuse: The Boston Globe reported on the Sunday that the Archdiocese yesterday abruptly removed two pastors from parishes in Quincy and Randolph after discovering evidence that both men had been accused of sexually abusing children in the past. The ousted pastors, the Very Rev. Daniel M. Graham, 57, of St. Joseph Church in Quincy, and the Rev. Paul J. Finegan of St. Bernadette Church in Randolph, also 57, were both ordained in 1970 and had served in several parishes in the Greater Boston area. Their removal came only eight days after Cardinal Bernard F. Law asserted that all priests known to have been accused of sexually molesting minors had been removed from their assignments. Boston Globe
Link: http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/034/nation/Two_priests_ousted_after_abuse_cited+.shtml

Therese of Lisieux pulling good crowds in Perth: The tour of the relics of St Therese of Lisieux moved to St Mary's Cathedral in Perth yesterday. Archbishop Hickey told Catholic Telecommunications News last night that "it was like Christmas" at the 11.00 am Mass yesterday (Sunday) meaning that the crowds were like the ones experienced normally only at Christmas time. The West Australian carried a story on Saturday of the three-day visit to Morley Parish. West Australian/CTN
Link: http://www.thewest.com.au/20020201/news/state/tw-news-state-home-sto42643-pic7713.html

Post-S11 Audiences Turn to Christian Contemporary Music: ABC News (America) has a website report that contemporary Christian music since September 11 is the only sector of the music industry to show growth. "They're looking for hope," said Matthew Turner, editor of Contemporary Christian Music magazine. "Christian music offers hope. It offers the message of Christ, that christians believe it's the answer." ABC
Link: http://abcnews.go.com/sections/entertainment/DailyNews/christian_music_wtc020203.html


04-Feb-02