MPs call for end to siege of Iranian camp
CAMP LIBERTY, home to Iranian exiles in Iraq, must be recognised
as a refugee camp under the supervision of the UN, and a "medical
and fuel siege" of the camp must be ended. These are some of the
demands of a declaration of the Parliamentary Assembly of the
Council of Europe, signed by 100 European MPs. The National Council
of Resistance of Iran reports that 24 residents of the camp have
died as a result of a blockade on medicine.
Kenyan lay preacher murdered
AN 82-YEAR-OLD lay preacher, Geoffrey Kabiru, has been murdered
in Nyandarua County, Kenya. Reports last Friday stated that
relatives had found Mr Kabiru in his house with deep cuts on his
head, and police have suggested that he could have been hacked to
death. The Bishop of Nyahururu, the Rt Revd Stephen Kabora, is
currently visiting the diocese of Chichester.
Oldest Australian priests die
TWO priests, believed to be the oldest in Australia, have died
in Melbourne. Fr Laurence Eyers SSM, who was 102, died on 24
January, and the Revd Elizabeth Alfred, one of the first women
priests in Australia, died on 2 February at the age of 101.