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February 22, 2018
February 22, 2018
The world’s developed economies have got a new stage of unemployment – its level is back down to before financial crisis. According to data from OECD unemployment level fell 5.6pc in October across the 35 countries, while in 2010 its peak was 8.5pc. The eurozone overall still suffers a jobless rate of 8.8pc, below its
February 22, 2018
They may seem decadent, but they kept the faith alive in the wake of the Reformation
February 22, 2018
Those wanting more than the rat race are ready to listen - even when starring on reality TV
February 22, 2018
Why did the Archbishop of Boston publicly confront the Pope over the case of a Chilean bishop?
February 22, 2018
When he emerged for his final general audience five years ago, Benedict XVI seemed taken aback. Struck by the size and warmth of the crowd in St Peter’s Square, he said: “I am truly moved and I see the Church alive!” Those words recalled his inaugural Mass, in 2005, when he reflected on the momentous
February 22, 2018
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February 22, 2018
✣ Pope says he’s praying for his critics What happened? The Jesuit journal La Civiltà Cattolica has published some remarks made by Pope Francis as the fifth anniversary of his pontificate approaches. Speaking to Jesuits on a recent trip to Chile and Peru, said that when he realised during the conclave that he might become pope,
February 22, 2018
✣ Highlights from the week online The priest negotiating with narcotics gangs A Mexican bishop is in dialogue with cartel bosses amid escalating violence in the country. “I can talk with them,” Bishop Salvador Rangel Mendoza told the Guardian, although he admitted that progress can be difficult, with at least eight separate crime organisations working
February 22, 2018
Two Catholic charities have taken action amid the ongoing scandal in the voluntary sector, where aid staff have been accused of sexually exploiting the victims of disasters. British charity Cafod has sacked an employee who is accused of sexual misconduct while working for Oxfam in Haiti after the 2011 earthquake. The employee joined Cafod in
February 22, 2018
Damian Hinds, the Secretary of State for Education, has said that parents will be able to withdraw their children from sex education classes. His predecessor, Justine Greening, had wanted sex education to be compulsory and universal. This had raised concerns as the government plans to extend “sex and relationships education” to children as young as
February 22, 2018
Bishop John Sherrington, an auxiliary bishop of Westminster diocese, has spoken in defence of pro-life vigils outside abortion clinics, as a campaign to ban them gathers momentum. Bishop Sherrington said in a statement that pro-life vigils were motivated by a “fundamental belief in the protection of unborn life and the good of the mother”, and
February 22, 2018
The Vatican has denied that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has a degenerative neurological condition. Benedict’s brother, 94-year-old Mgr Georg Ratzinger, was quoted by German magazine Neue Post as saying Benedict had a nerve disease that was slowly paralysing him. The Holy See press office said that “the alleged news reports of a paralysing or degenerative
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