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April 27, 2017
April 27, 2017
Zambians live in fear because of police brutality, the bishops say
April 27, 2017
Cardinal Barbarin said it feels like democracy has 'gone mad' in France and that voters seem 'totally lost'
April 27, 2017
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April 27, 2017
The reformist German party want sweeping changes. But can they win over the voters?
April 27, 2017
Not everyone was pleased when Pope Francis decided to settle his hotel bill in person the day after his election. “I don’t like seeing the Pope standing at the checkout counter [front desk] of a hotel in order to pay his bill,” one hotel magnate tweeted. “It’s not Pope-like!” But a few months later, this
April 27, 2017
✣ Lib Dem leader under fire over beliefs What happened? The Christian leader of the Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron, has come under fire for appearing to dodge the question of whether he thinks same-sex acts are sinful. Several interviewers have asked him whether he believes gay sex is a sin; Farron has said he will not answer
April 27, 2017
✣ Highlights from the week online We need to catch up with the global South Despite lazy assumptions, the postcolonial world is a trend-setter, suggests Peter Leithart on the First Things blog. “It’s not that the ‘global South’ has caught up with the parent countries,” says Leithart. “In important respects, the post-colonies have surged ahead.”
April 27, 2017
Catholicism is likely to become the largest churchgoing denomination in Scotland, according to new projections. Figures from the 2016 Scottish Church Census reveal that the Catholic Church and Church of Scotland make up 35 per cent of the church-going population, but that the Catholic proportion is expanding. The report found 135,600 weekly Catholic Mass attenders
April 27, 2017
Pro-life MPs have called for reform of the abortion law after new statistics showed that babies born at 23 weeks have a one-in-three chance of survival. The 23-week survival rate in England and Wales was 23 per cent in 2010 and fell to 20 per cent in 2011, but has since risen, calling into question
April 27, 2017
A papal delegate has told the former Grand Master of the Order of Malta to stay away from Rome for the election of his successor, due to take place this weekend. In a letter dated April 15, the Pope’s special delegate to the Order of Malta, Archbishop Angelo Becciu, said that many in the order
April 27, 2017
Christians need the heroic witness of those who stand up to hatred even when it means giving up their lives, Pope Francis has said. At Rome’s Basilica of St Bartholomew, a shrine to modern martyrs, Pope Francis presided over an evening prayer service honouring Christians killed under Nazism, communism, dictatorships and terrorism. “These teach us
April 27, 2017
The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople was scheduled to attend a peace conference in Cairo today with Pope Francis and Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar University. The Pope was due to meet Pope Tawadros II, head of the Coptic Orthodox Church, soon after, making a partial reunion between three leaders who trace their roots
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