VATICAN CITY, OCT. 31, 2001 (Zenit.org).- Hundreds of politicians, economists and representatives from the world of health will meet in the Vatican from Nov. 15-17 to focus on the topic “Health and Power.”
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, OCT. 31, 2001 (Zenit.org).- A total of 22 people have been detained in connection with the investigation of last Sunday´s massacre of 17 Christians in a church in eastern Pakistan, the regional police reported today.
MEXICO CITY, OCT. 30, 2001 (Zenit.org).- Mexican television reports that the Vatican has approved the canonization of Juan Diego, the Indian who witnessed the apparition of the Virgin of Guadalupe in December 1531.
WASHINGTON, D.C., OCT. 30, 2001 (Zenit.org).- President George W. Bush said the United States will support “responsible debt relief” for heavily indebted African nations that use the funds for such infrastructure improvements as education and health care, the Washington Times reported.
WASHINGTON, D.C., OCT. 29, 2001 (Zenit.org).- The U.S. Supreme Court today rejected a challenge to a Virginia law requiring a minute of silence to start each day in public school classrooms so students can meditate, pray or just stay quiet, Reuters reported.
WASHINGTON, D.C., OCT. 29, 2001 (Zenit.org).- The new head of a Washington think tank specializing in religion and public policy is a Jewish scholar who has specialized in Islamic history, the Washington Times reported.