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Eritrea Threatened by Famine

ASMARA, Eritrea, JAN. 31, 2003 (Zenit.org).- The East African nation of Eritrea is on the brink of catastrophe, threatened by famine.

Nuclear-Arms Ban Urged in Subcontinent

MULTAN, Pakistan, JAN. 30, 2003 (ZENIT.orgFides).- Christians and Muslims in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh have launched a joint appeal for the total banning of nuclear weapons in the subcontinent.

Venezuelan Episcopate Urges End to Strike

CARACAS, Venezuela, JAN. 29, 2003 (Zenit.org).- The president of the Venezuelan bishops’ conference appealed to citizens and the government to come to an agreement and put an end to the 2-month-old general strike.

Iraqi Bishop Says War Wouldn’t Solve Anything

ROME, JAN. 29, 2003 (Zenit.org).- Chaldean-Catholic Archbishop Gabriel Kasab of Basora, in southern Iraq, roundly opposed a possible attack on that country and stressed that “war is destruction and is always a sin.”