Pope meets gypsies, PNG conflict, US relic missing


The Pope called for an end to prejudice against gypsies, in PNG churches challenged the government over mining, and in Peur a huge Christ is to be unveiled. In America, the Catholic University decided to have single-sex dorms, and a relic of St Anthony, the saint of lost causes, went missing.  

Religious orders agree to co-operate in Irish workhouse probe (Kerryman)

BBC to televise assisted suicide (Toronto Sun)

Marriage a public good, says English Archbishop (NCR)

Papua churches challenge government over mining (Ucanews)

Pope meets gypsies, urges end to prejudice (CNS)

Three US Catholic charities to sue over adoption rules (ICN)

Saint of lost causes goes missing (Kerryman)

Embyronic stem cells cause false hope, says Vatican Daily (CNA)

Huge 'Christ of the Pacific' statue to be unveiled in Peru (CNA)

Ratzinger theology prize winners announced (CNS)

Catholic University of America opts for single-sex dorms (NCR)

Vatican archaeologists unveil 3rd-century tomb (Ucanews)

Spanish priest suspended after being elected to city council (NCA)

Indonesia: president 'sleeps' while churches attacked (ICN) 

Pope beatifies German priest Nazi martyr (St Louis Review)

Protests over Rowan Williams' Bethlehem comments (ICN)