From Our Vaults 30 Years Ago: November 19, 1989
Every week for the duration of our 100th year, we dig an old issue of The Southern Cross out of our vaults, and highlight a few stories from that edition, as well as reproducing its front-page.
John Paul II to meet Gorbachev
A papal visit to the Soviet Union will be on the agenda when Pope John Paul II meets with president Mikhail Gorbachev in the first summit between a pope and a Soviet leader.
Gestures of solidarity
When clergy have been at the scene of political conflict, “tremendous goodwill has been generated”, according to Justice & Peace chaplain Fr Peter-John Pearson. “Simple gestures of solidarity are helping to stem the exodus from the Church, especially among the youth,” he said.
English bishops call for SA sanctions
Addressing the Conservative Party’s conference in Blackpool, England, the Catholic and Anglican bishops of Liverpool call on Margaret Thatcher’s government to implement comprehensive sanctions against South Africa.
Pope wants Palestinian homeland
Pope John Paul II has asked for “help and solidarity” for Palestinians living in Israeli-occupied territories, calling for a Palestinian homeland.
Editorial: Pollution is sinful
In his editorial, Cardinal Owen McCann writes that Christians must concern themselves with the environment. “Pollution is sinful. It is destruction of God’s gift to the human race—the earth itself.”