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April 20, 2017
José Camara, who has paid for statues to be sent everywhere from England to Madagascar, says he has nearly depleted his life savings
April 20, 2017
The canonisation ceremony will be held exactly 100 years since the first apparition of Our Lady of Fatima
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Gabriela Ramos said the religiosity of countries such as Mexico and Poland contributed to general levels of happiness
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The former deputy Labour leader, a 'hardened atheist', was so intrigued by British Catholics he wrote a 600-page history of them
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Scripture scholars had started to read the Bible as if it were simply a classic text. Benedict XVI helped to change that
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Christians will long remember Palm Sunday 2017 as the day that bombers struck two Egyptian churches, killing at least 45 people. On Holy Saturday, Coptic Pope Tawadros II described the victims as martyrs who are now serving as “ambassadors in heaven” for persecuted Christians. But the bombings in Tanta and Alexandria were not the only
April 20, 2017
✣ Marine Le Pen ‘angry’ at Pope Francis What happened? Marine Le Pen has criticised Pope Francis ahead of the first round of the French presidential elections. Le Pen, who leads the Front National (FN), said she was “angry” about the Pope’s call for states to welcome more migrants, and that bishops were “meddling” in politics
April 20, 2017
✣ Highlights from the week online Rome must beware Anglican-style dialogue At his patheos.com blog, Fr Dwight Longenecker asked whether “the present trend at the Vatican” was a movement towards the Anglican philosophy of “creative tension”. The idea, Fr Longenecker recalled from his Anglican days, was that serious divisions could exist, as long as everyone
April 20, 2017
A 72-year-old American archbishop who has served as nuncio to Bangladesh, Zimbabwe and the Philippines has been appointed the Holy See’s ambassador to Great Britain. He replaces Archbishop Antonio Mennini, who earlier this year was transferred to the Secretariat of State, the Vatican department responsible for relations with states. For the last six years Archbishop
April 20, 2017
Theresa May has made a plea for religious tolerance in her first Easter message as Prime Minister. In a video message released just two days before she called a general election, May said: “We should be confident about the role that Christianity has to play in the lives of people in our country, and we
April 20, 2017
Jesus is the Risen Shepherd who takes upon his shoulders “our brothers and sisters crushed by evil in all its varied forms”, Pope Francis has said. With tens of thousands of people gathered in St Peter’s Square, the Pope urged Christians to be instruments of Christ’s outreach to refugees and migrants, victims of war and