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  1. A shared faith in human dignity

    Posted Apr 21st 2005, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer Apart from his membership in the Hitler Youth (which may be excused on the grounds that he was very young at the time), there is nothing remotely controversial about Joseph Ratzinger. He was the enforcer for Pope John Paul II for many years. T ...

  2. Church counters negative image

    Posted Jul 27th 2004, 12:00am by Dennis Ho

    ... Dennis Ho The official Protestant Church of the mainland is staging an exhibition in Hong Kong on religious freedom in a bid to counter negative publicity over its record. The five-day event starts on August 6 at the Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan ...

  3. Indonesia's warhorse older, frailer but outspoken as ever

    Posted Mar 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Abdurrahman Wahid is scathing about the state's handling of corruption and religious tension, writes Fabio Scarpello There are only two certainties when interviewing former Indonesian ... Council of the Ulama [the state's highest religious organ] is filled with former bureaucrats, and it's been discredited in the eyes of the people. The Nahdlatul Ulama ...

  4. Corruption cases spur call for moral education

    Posted Mar 07th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... 'Eight Virtues and Shames'. Nevertheless, there has been a stream of high-profile corruption cases, including that of former Shanghai party head Chen Liangyu. ...

  5. A China cardinal- is Pope visit next?

    Posted Mar 25th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Zen Ze-kiun- as the newly promoted Hong Kong prelate received his cardinal's red hat from the head of the world's 1.1 billion Catholics at a ceremony in Rome yesterday. In an interview with the South China Morning Post, Archbishop Lajolo said Cardinal Zen's commitment to democracy and social justice did not constitute interference in the activities of the state ...

  6. Death-row clemency stirs anger

    Posted Feb 17th 2006, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Dismayed anti-crime crusaders and kidnap victims have condemned as politically motivated President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's move to commute the death sentence of 280 inmates. Mrs Arroyo casually announced on Wednesday that &# ...

  7. Divine inspiration

    Posted Sep 08th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Robles

    ... Alan Robles, Manila President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo thinks God is on her side- in fact, she talks to him regularly with the help of her dead father's spirit. But her political foe, Cory Aquino, can claim stronger connections. She talks to God' ...

  8. Fast facts

    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Head of State Queen Beatrix Prime Minister Mark Rutte Population: 16.61 million (2010) Capital The Hague Official language Dutch Ethnic groups (2008) Dutch (80.7%), EU varieties (5%), ... France, United States, Russia and Italy ...

  9. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - LEGENDS KAHK

    Legends: kahk

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Janice Leung

    ... in large cities they are usually store-bought. Its first use as a celebratory pastry for the end of Ramadan is credited to the Islamic head of state who founded the city of Cairo- the Fatimid ...

  10. News - World - CATHOLIC CHURCH

    Pope Francis calls for a poor church for the poor

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... but rather to donate the money for the trip to charity. Nonetheless, more than a million people are expected to throng Rome and heads of state from all over the world will attend. ... the archbishop emeritus of Sao Paulo. "He hugged me and kissed me and told me not to forget the poor. And that word went in here," Francis said, pointing to his head. "I immediately ...




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