VATICAN CITY, JULY 31, 2001 (Zenit.org).- In a letter to Argentine President Fernando de la Rúa, John Paul II tells of his prayers for the “spiritual and social” progress of the economically troubled nation.
GUATEMALA CITY, JULY 31, 2001 (Zenit.org).- The main prosecutor in the case of three army officers and a priest who were convicted of murdering Bishop Juan José Gerardi Conedera has fled the country because of death threats, Attorney General Adolfo González Rodas said Monday.
CAIRO, Egypt, JULY 31, 2001 (Zenit.org).- A court has ordered the retrial of 96 Muslims accused of the massacre in el-Kosheh of 20 Coptic Christians and a Muslim in January 2000. The court considers the verdict given last February as too lenient.
MEXICO CITY, JULY 30, 2001 (Zenit.org).- Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera spoke out for religious liberty, amid a controversy over whether religious images should be allowed to be displayed in public offices.
MONTERREY, Mexico, JULY 29, 2001 (Zenit.org).- The apostolic nuncio in Mexico supports U.S. President George W. Bush´s initiatives to grant amnesty to illegal Mexican immigrants, and to allow free movement on the border between the two countries.