THE LARGER of the two Popemobiles used by Pope John Paul during his visit to Britain is to be converted into a mobile surgery and dispensary to be used in developing countries, the bishops decided at their conference.
AN ATTEMPT by the Londonbased Christian Concern for Southern Africa to force Shell to stop supplying oil to South Africa and Namibia will be made at the company's annual general meeting today. Shell chairman, Sir Peter Baxendale, a Catholic, has responded by sending letters to all shareholders asking them to reject the resolution.
ST GEORGE'S College, Weybridge, won the School Debating Associations twentyseventh annual tournament for The Observer Mace last Friday. The winners Damian Knollys and David Laws proposed the motion: "This House would reduce the powers of central government in Britain."
THE REV MICHAEL Bourdeaux, founder of Keston College in Kent, the centre for religious studies in communist lands, w as awarded the Templeton prize by the Duke of Edinburgh on Tuesday.
FIVE MPs, including a member of the Government, and an assortment of Peers, including the Duke of Norfolk, were among those on a parliamentary pilgrimage to Walsingham in Norfolk on Wednesday.