Archive of February 9, 2008

Mugabe opponent begins Zimbabwe presidential campaign

Feb 9, 2008 - 09:20 pm .- A former finance minister and senior member of Zimbabwe’s ruling party has emerged as a challenger to President Robert Mugabe’s 28 years of continuous rule, Cybercast News Service reports.

Greek Orthodox Church elects new head

Feb 9, 2008 - 02:37 pm .- The Greek Orthodox Church on Thursday elected a new leader to replace the late Archbishop Christodoulos, the Associated Press reports.

U.S. bishops shun Notre Dame venue due to V-Monologues

Feb 9, 2008 - 11:07 am .- A theological seminar for Catholic bishops has been relocated from the campus of the University of Notre Dame in response to the school’s planned performance of the play “The Vagina Monologues,” the South Bend Tribune reports.

“Scheduling problems” prevent placing of papal visit monument

Feb 9, 2008 - 04:13 am .- Officials in the Spanish city of Valencia said this week that a column which is supposed to be placed at the halfway point on an important city bridge in commemoration of the visit of Pope Benedict XVI has not been done yet because of “scheduling problems.”

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