WASHINGTON, D.C., MAY 30, 2003 (Zenit.org).- Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua praised votes by the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate to maintain the ban on elective abortions in military hospitals overseas.
PARIS, MAY 30, 2003 (Zenit.org).- Father Emile Shoufani, a native Palestinian of Israeli nationality, was awarded the 2003 UNESCO Prize for Education for Peace, for his constant endeavors to reconcile Arabs and Jews.
NEW DELHI, India, MAY 30, 2003 (Zenit.org).- The Delhi Archdiocese of the Latin rite has instituted new parishes for Eastern-rite Catholics in its territory, in response to their request for greater autonomy.
ROME, MAY 29, 2003 (Zenit.org).- John Paul II will receive U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell in audience to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and the Mideast situation in the wake of the Iraqi war.
LOURDES, France, MAY 29, 2003 (Zenit.org).- The Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes offers an online service that lets people send their petitionary prayers via e-mail. The intentions are then placed in the Virgin’s Grotto.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, MAY 28, 2003 (Zenit.org).- Archbishop Oswald Gomis of Colombo made an urgent appeal to the faithful of the island to aid Sri Lankan populations stricken by the worst flooding in half a century.