Vatican to China, Scottish cardinal attacks, Irish report ready


Diplomacy and international affairs held centre stage, with the Vatican trying to strengthen relations in both Vietnam and China, a Scottish cardinal attacking nuclear weapons and a new report about the Irish Church (Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is pictured) going to Rome. The World Council of Churches has called for a common Easter date.

WCC calls for common date for Easter (ICN)

Scottish cardinal attacks nuclear weapons (CNA)

Tabernacle destroyed in Spanish church (CNA)

Belgian looks to Pope to help end abuse crisis (Reuters)

Vatican envoy heads for Vietnam (Ucanews)

Irish Church report going to Pope this weekend (CNA)

Vatican's China statement falls flat (Ucanews)

New book on Rome's gay priest scene (Ottawa citizen)

Romanian doctors balk at Easter abortions (Ucanews)

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