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December 10, 2021
Attacks on Christians and church property in Europe has soared by 70 per cent in just one year, a new report has said. Physical violence, arson, vandalism and harassment, along with increasing discrimination by public authorities rocketed in 2019-2020. The worst five countries effected were the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain and Sweden, according to
December 07, 2021
The Pope has denounced an attempt by the European Union to excise the word “Christmas” from official documentation as a throwback to the dictatorships of Napoleon, Hitler and Stalin. The 32-page manual for language used by EU institutions, called “Union of Equality”, recommended the use of “holiday period” instead of “Christmas period” to avoid offending
December 07, 2021
A lynch mob has battered a Christian man to death in Pakistan then burned his body while taking selfies of themselves on their mobile phones. Priyantha Kumara Diyawadana, the manager of a garment factory in Sialkot, was accused by Muslim colleagues of blasphemy after he asked them to remove stickers with passages from the Koran
December 01, 2021
Simon Caldwell says that the exodus to Rome was prophesied decades ago
November 29, 2021
A campaign is to be launched to canonise a monk who dedicated his life to taking disabled people to Lourdes. A Mass celebrated at Our Lady of Victories Church in Kensington, London, will mark the formal establishment of a committee to promote the cause for sainthood of Brother Michael Strode, the founder the Hosanna House
November 26, 2021
Politicians in Jersey have taken the first major steps toward legalising both euthanasia and assisted suicide. Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth, the diocese which includes the Channel Islands, described the move as a “devastating” development which would put the lives of elderly people in grave danger. Members of the States Assembly voted by 36 to
November 25, 2021
Cardinal Vincent Nichols has spoken of his sorrow at the drownings of 27 migrants in the English Channel. A pregnant woman and three children were among the dead in the worst tragedy in the Channel since the migrant crisis began as they tried to cross in a boat one French Minister likened to a paddling
November 25, 2021
Catholics in England and Wales are to be asked to find homes for thousands of Afghanistan refugees fleeing the Taliban. Parishes will be requested to make large houses available for extended families and to provide the Muslim refugees with such items as clothing and computer technology. Ordinary Catholics will be encouraged to befriend the Afghans
November 22, 2021
The obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and holy days will not be restored in time for Christmas because of the continuing threat from COVID-19. The bishops of England and Wales wanted to bring back the obligation by the First Sunday of Advent but have conceded that the pandemic meant it was still too dangerous
November 19, 2021
The relics of St Bernadette are to tour the churches of Britain next year, the bishops have announced. A section of bone from her thigh is to be taken to the major cathedrals and churches of the dioceses of England, Scotland and Wales in autumn 2022. It will give British Catholics the chance to make
November 19, 2021
Catholics march on ‘Day of Action’ in support of new climate change policies
November 18, 2021
Churches are naïve if they support the asylum claims of Muslim migrants who seek to avoid deportation by converting to Christianity, a high-profile former Anglican bishop has said following a failed bomb attack in Liverpool. Fr Michael Nazir-Ali said reports that people-traffickers were advising migrants to strengthen their claims by becoming Christians were “well-founded”. Although
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