- Newsmaker: U.S. Clerics Call For Removal of Boston's Cardinal Law
America's Roman Catholic cardinals are meeting in Rome this week to discuss the growing crisis over the way church leaders have handled cases of child sexual abuse by priests. Today's Los Angeles Times carries the story that several of the cardinals will urge the Vatican to ask Boston's Cardinal Bernard Law to resign. Larry Stammer is the paper's religious writer.
- Reporter's Notebook: Right-Wing Candidate Le Pen to Face Chirac for French Presidency
Jean Marie Le Pen, founder of the right-wing National Front, has been written off more than once as a national leader. Yesterday, he astonished France by defeating Socialist Prime Minister Lionel Jospin to qualify for the runoff against conservative incumbent President Jacques Chirac. Patrice de Beer, of Le Monde, reports on the startling victory of the former street fighter who once called Nazi death camps a "detail of history."
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