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2008-08-22 09:00:33

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) ALOFI, Niue, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) - The 20th Post-Forum Dialogue Partners(PFDP)' Plenary opened here Thursday with focus on environment and resource protection.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.