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Tougher Sanctions Sought for Sudan

WASHINGTON, D.C., JAN. 31, 2001 (Zenit.org).- An advisory panel on religious freedom overseas is hoping its findings of mass murder and rape of black Christians in Sudan will prompt President George W. Bush to impose tougher sanctions on the East African nation, the Associated Press reported.

30 U.S. Catholic Leaders to Meet With Bush

WASHINGTON, D.C., JAN. 30, 2001 (ZENIT.org).- President George W. Bush will meet Wednesday with a group of 30 Catholic leaders at the White House to discuss the importance of faith-based social services in his legislative agenda.

Some Hindus Reject Christian Quake Aid

AHMEDABAD, India, JAN. 30, 2001 (ZENIT.org).- Tension between Hindus and Christians is hindering relief efforts following India´s deadly earthquake, according to a Catholic priest who says he was driven away from a hospital when he arrived to help.