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November 16, 2017
November 16, 2017
In a message on WeChat officials said the Christians involved had 'recognised their mistakes'
November 16, 2017
Sadiq Khan said he supported the use of 'enforcement tools' to stop the vigils
November 16, 2017
The Parliament building will be lit up along with at least 10 cathedrals for #RedWednesday
November 16, 2017
Portsmouth city council is the second in England to seek to ban vigils outside abortion clinics
November 16, 2017
The father of psychoanalysis can help Christians in their search for the true face of God
November 16, 2017
Felix Ngole was thrown off his social work course because of his beliefs on marriage. The message for Christians is stark
November 16, 2017
It might baffle Catholics elsewhere, but in England many supporters of clerical marriage are conservative
November 16, 2017
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November 16, 2017
When the Pope visits Burma this month thousands of lives could depend on whether he utters a particular word. If he says “Rohingya” all hell will break loose, according to a spokesman for the Burmese bishops. That is the word that the 1.1 million-strong Muslim minority in Burma uses to identify itself. The Burmese authorities
November 16, 2017
✣  Vatican seeks direct talks with North Korea What happened? Pope Francis hopes to open communications with the North Korean regime amid rising tensions between Pyongyang and the United States. According to Cardinal Peter Turkson, who leads the Vatican’s department for Integral Human Development, Rome is “exploring the possibilities of speaking to them directly”. Cardinal
November 16, 2017
✣ Highlights from the week online Reasons why Cardinal Nichols could be pope Former Tablet editor Catherine Pepinster, in a blog post for the magazine’s website, noted that Britain already has one top official at the Vatican: Archbishop Paul Gallagher, secretary for relations with states, in effect the pope’s foreign minister. But, she argued, there
November 16, 2017
Catholic schools will be asked to remove the terms “mother” and “father” from admissions forms, after a government ruling that the terms could be too restrictive. The Catholic Education Service has said that it will be asking schools to comply with a “unified approach” under which admissions forms omit the words. However, bishops will have