MANILA, Philippines, APR. 30, 2001 (Zenit.org).- The Church in the Philippines has appealed to citizens to defend democracy against possible attacks from supporters of imprisoned former President Joseph Estrada.
WASHINGTON, D.C., APR. 27, 2001 (Zenit.org).- A number of U.S. lawmakers denounced the reported recent arrest of a Chinese Catholic bishop, writing to President Jiang Zemin urging China to release the prelate and respect “freedom of worship,” Agence France-Presse reported.
VATICAN CITY, APR. 27, 2001 (Zenit.org).- On the millennium of the primatial See of Esztergom, John Paul II congratulated Hungarian Catholics on their 1,000 years of Christian witness and fidelity to the Pope.