World Media Watch
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BY John Lilly
August 6-12, 2006 Issue | Posted 8/7/06 at 9:00 AM
INDIAN CATHOLIC, July 14 — The Carmelites of Mary
Immaculate have opened a law college attached to their
Members of Carmelites of Mary
Christ College of Law opened July 12. The college will be one of the 16 colleges affiliated to the
He said the college aims to create a better and value-based society by producing graduates who respect truth and have sharp reasoning capacities. The college would strive to keep up the tradition of Carmelites in the field of education.
Catholic Priests Become Sought-After Polish Export
REUTERS, July 18 — Half
of the missionaries at Krakow’s
Priests have become a top “export
“The Church is universal, not just Polish,” said Father Marek Lesniak at the Krakow seminary, whose alumni man parishes of this large archdiocese and also work in Austria, Britain, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and the United States as well as Russia, Ukraine, Democratic Republic of Congo and Brazil.
“We are not a seminary for
missionaries, but if someone has a calling for the missions, he can go,” said
the deputy director of the 600-year-old seminary where the late Pope John Paul
— an inspiration for many of the young students here — once studied. The
situation has not gone unnoticed at the
“Encourage your priests to do
their missionary service or pastoral work in countries where clergy are
scarce,” he told them. “It seems that today this is a special task and, in a
certain sense, also a duty of the Church in
African Bishop Cautions Against Foreign Force
ALLAFRICA, July 18 — The
apostolic administrator of
Bishop Giorgio Bertin,
“Outside interventions can sometimes make things worse rather than better,” he said. “It is enough to see what happened in recent months when support offered to the ephemeral War Lords’ alliance proved to be [the] ulterior incentive for the Islamic Courts.
“Somali society is extremely complex,” Bishop Bertin added. “It is very difficult to intervene from outside without upsetting things. It remains to be seen if the Islamic factor succeeds in overcoming traditional Somali clan traditions.”
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