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May 21, 2020
May 21, 2020
After the Vatican stopped livestreaming Pope Francis’ daily Masses this week, Catholics from around the world have urged the Pope to resume the broadcast.
May 21, 2020
Dr Francis Collins, a prominent Christian geneticist and head of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US, was named the winner of the 2020 Templeton Prize yesterday. Originally granted for work in the field of religion, with Mother Teresa its first recipient, the prestigious award today honours “people who harness the power of
May 21, 2020
“As he said this he was lifted up while they looked on, and a cloud took him from their sight.” From a superficial perspective the Ascension might well be described as the end of a golden era. The Word of Life, born at Bethlehem, put to death on a Cross and risen in glory, would
May 21, 2020
A new law treating all adults in England as potential organ donors unless they opt out “potentially undermines the concept of donation as a gift,” bishops have said.
May 21, 2020
The bishops of Minnesota are to defy a statewide order prohibiting religious gatherings exceeding 10 people
May 21, 2020
The US Department of Justice is challenging the "unequal treatment of faith communities" in California's coronavirus reopening plan
May 21, 2020
A bill passed by the Hungarian Parliament this week stipulates that birth certificates and other identification documents must state individuals’ sex at birth and cannot be changed based on 'gender identity'
May 21, 2020
As Israel’s new government considers annexing parts of the West Bank, the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s chief negotiator appealed to the Vatican Secretary for Relations with States
May 21, 2020
Catholic opponents of the death penalty have criticised the execution of a convicted murderer in Missouri, the first execution to happen during the pandemic
May 21, 2020
Minnesota's Catholic bishops and Lutheran leaders say they will defy the Governor's limits of church attendance.
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