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Keeping an eye on the news from around the World.
BY John Lilly
Judge Can’t Serve Because He Is Christian
According to a WorldNetDaily report, a
magistrate judge in Sheffield, England, with an unblemished record was informed
by the Sheffield Employment Tribunal he can’t serve on the local court’s family
panel because he is a Catholic.
The case arose when Andrew McClintock, 63,
realized he would be assigned to hear cases involving adoption by homosexual
couples. He asked that his religious beliefs be accommodated and he be
“screened” from such cases.
The tribunal ruled that the law of the land supersedes
religious freedom or conscience.
Pope Names New Archbishop of Warsaw
Bishop Kazimierz Nyczr of
Koszalin-Kolobrzeg was elevated to the position of archbishop of Warsaw March 3
by Pope Benedict, Vatican Radio reported.
The appointment came two months after Archbishop Stanislaw
Wieglus resigned following his admission that he had collaborated with Poland’s
communist secret police.
The 57-year-old archbishop said that he had long been convinced that both
Poland and the Church needed to address the issues of their communist past. He
said, “My conviction is simple: It is a lesson that must be risen above with
Sanhedrin to Sacrifice Passover Lambs
The present-day Sanhedrin Court in Israel
is seeking to revive the ancient rituals of the Temple, reported Ha’aretz.
The court on Feb. 27
decided to purchase a herd of sheep for ritual sacrifice at the site of the
Temple on the eve of Passover, conditions on the Temple Mount permitting. The
modern Sanhedrin was established several years ago and is headed by Rabbi Adin
Steinsaltz. It claims to be renewing the ancient Jewish high court, which
existed until roughly 1,600 years ago, and meets once a week.