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November 25, 2015
My project to regenerate deprived areas of County Durham, which will cost up to £100 million, has taught me what it really means to serve others JONATHAN RUFFER It is almost five years to the day that I approached the Church Commissioners to acquire the set of paintings by Francisco de Zurbarán held at Auckland
November 25, 2015
COMMENT OF THE WEEK   We need to evangelise like James Bond SIR – Your leading article (November 20) poses the question: how do we proclaim the faith? Pope Francis urges every one of us to be an agent of evangelism – a sort of James Bond figure armed with a rosary instead of a
November 25, 2015
A MAN has been brutally assaulted by a gang in Bradford after converting from Islam to Christianity. Father-of-six Nissar Hussain was left needing surgery after the group of assailants broke his kneecap and hand last Wednesday. Mr Hussain, 49, is recovering in hospital after the attacks, which follow a long line of incidents following his family’s
November 25, 2015
AN ADVERTISEMENT by the Church of England that features the Lord’s Prayer will not be shown in three major cinema chains because of fears it might “cause offence”. The 60-second advert was due to be shown before screenings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which will be released on December 18. The advert, to promote a
November 25, 2015
SALFORD DIOCESE has announced plans to cut the number of parishes from 150 to 75. The proposal was made in a report issued by Bishop John Arnold unveiling a diocese-wide consultation. The report recommends the closures because“the Catholic population has dispersed and declined” and because there are fewer priests. According to the report there are 150
November 25, 2015
POPE FRANCIS has sent video messages to the three African countries he is scheduled to visit this week. In his message for the Central African Republic the Pope said he wanted his visit to bring “consolation and hope”. “Your dear country has for too long been affected by a violent situation and by insecurity of which
November 25, 2015
THE VATICAN has signalled that a space has been left in the Year of Mercy calendar in September for the possible canonisation of Mother Teresa. September 4 has been set aside if Mother Teresa’s Cause is concluded by then. The canonisation Mass would be celebrated by Pope Francis in St Peter’s Square at the end of
November 25, 2015
THE CHURCH in Germany has strong institutions that contribute much to society, but Christianity is much bigger than its institutions, the Pope has told the country’s bishops. “One can truly speak of an erosion of the Catholic faith in Germany,” the Pope said in a written speech handed to the bishops last week. The bishops were
November 25, 2015
November 25, 2015
My project to regenerate deprived areas of County Durham, which will cost up to £100 million, has taught me what it really means to serve others JONATHAN RUFFER It is almost five years to the day that I approached the Church Commissioners to acquire the set of paintings by Francisco de Zurbarán held at Auckland
November 25, 2015
COMMENT OF THE WEEK   We need to evangelise like James Bond SIR – Your leading article (November 20) poses the question: how do we proclaim the faith? Pope Francis urges every one of us to be an agent of evangelism – a sort of James Bond figure armed with a rosary instead of a
October 16, 2015
Madeleine Teahan and Fr Mark Drew discuss this week's dramatic events in Rome
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