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FRI-SAT-SUN      June 11-13, 1999      SECTION THREE       vol 10, no. 112

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Daily Coverage of the Pope's Visit Home

         In our continuing coverage of the Holy Father's historic eighth return to his native homeland and the longest singular trip in his twenty-year pontificate, we present a special section providing the latest in-depth stories on the Pope's papal pilgrimage from the major Catholic news services covering the Vicar of Christ. For more, click on THE POPE IN POLAND

TODAY MORE THAN EVER BEFORE CHURCH NEEDS LAITY

Pope Celebrates Mass in City of Nazi Deportations

POPE LAUDS, ENCOURAGES BYZANTINE CATHOLICS

HOLY FATHER VISITS SMALL POLISH VILLAGE IN DAY OF REST

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WORLDWIDE
NEWS & VIEWS
with a Catholic slant

provided by Catholic World News Service and Noticias Eclesiales Church News and ZENIT International News Agency

Pope pleased in Poland with peace pact, but there are still problems to be solved

     The Holy Father, who has been intricately involved in bringing about peace for many months expressed gratitude that something had finally been accomplished and remains cautiously optimistic and prayerful. Meanwhile, the director of Vatican Radio who was traveling with the Pope in Poland, was more opinionated claiming the Serbian people have one responsibility left: to deal with Slobodan Milosevic. For more, click on Pope's reaction to peace

HOLY SEE GRATEFUL FOR PEACE AGREEMENT

Statements by Vatican Spokesman at End of Hostilities


Colombian rebels reported ready to release hostages this weekend

    The Cuban-backed National Liberation Army guerrillas of Colombia have announced they will finally release 77 hostages with Bucaramanga's Bishop Victor Lopez officiating the release in San Antonio, Colombia with various officials from foreign countries as well as Colombia's president observing. This comes on the heels of rebel leader Gabino personally meeting with Vatican officials last week and promising their release. For more, click on Release of hostages.

APPARENT SUCCESS IN LIBERATION OF COLOMBIAN HOSTAGES

Release Planned for Weekend, in Bishop's Presence


Arab Muslims attack Christian mayor in Nazareth

     Can any good come out of Nazareth? One might not think so in light of the recent mugging by Muslims of the Christian mayor of the town of Jesus' heritage - Nazareth in Israel. It was a further incident of the tensions building up between Islam followers and Christians in the Holy Land. The Muslims gained control politically last November and the Christian mayor Ramez Jeraisi has been lowkeying things to offset the mounting tension and unrest. For more, click on Muslim mugging.

NAZARETH MUSLIMS ATTACK CHRISTIAN MAYOR, DRIVER


Value of Sports is unrealistic money-wise according to report from L'Osservatore Romano

   Concerned over the escalating costs of salaries for sports franchises and player salaries in the scope of monetary values and family values today, the Holy See has expressed grave concern over the imbalance of athletics vs. the values of life. They made these statements in light of runnaway salaries that provide no value to society. And this is just in Italy, imagine what they would say about the American structure of professional sports and such poverty stricken people like Kevin Brown who is receiving $113 million for seven years just for pitching a baseball every four or five days. His owner, media mogul Rupert Murdoch was rejected in his bid to buy the Manchester United Soccer Club. His bid: One billion dollars! And that was turned down! No wonder the Vatican is concerned, we all should be. For more, click on out of touch with reality.

ATHLETES' SALARIES ARE "AN OFFENSE TO THE POOR"

Vatican Newspaper Comments Sale of Soccer Player Christian Vieri

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SITE OF THE DAY

     This weekend we present a special site that you can bookmark and go to while working on other things at your computer. It is a midi file site chock full of over one hundred traditional Catholic hymns that promise to inspire and edify. You can find it at the TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC MIDI FILES maintained by Don Wyckoff.


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June 11-13, 1999 volume 10, no. 113   DAILY CATHOLIC