July 3, 2008

Church official says despair engulfs Zimbabwe as Mugabe retains power

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Zimbabweans are in widespread despair as the country’s longtime ruler Robert Mugabe was sworn in as president for a sixth term, a Catholic Church official said.
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WYD chief denies church seeks to expand police powers, limit protests

SYDNEY, Australia – The chief organizer of World Youth Day in Sydney has denied media reports that the church had asked the New South Wales government to expand police powers in order to limit protesters during World Youth Day.