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June 03, 2020
June 03, 2020
The president of the German bishops' conference has called for a synod in Rome that would discuss resolutions of the German "synodal process" at the level of the universal Church
June 03, 2020
The Vatican Museums are offering free entry to medical workers in appreciation for their work on the front line of Italy’s coronavirus outbreak
June 03, 2020
"The one thing that can help George at this moment is prayer," Cardinal Peter Turkson said
June 03, 2020
A prominent cross was removed from a parish last month in Niger, West Africa, two years after the priest there was abducted by jihadists. The large iron cross was erected high on a hill in 1995, two miles from the village of Bomoanga, in the west of Niger. It had become an important symbol of
June 03, 2020
On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump visited the Saint John Paul II National Shrine, Washington, alongside First Lady Melania Trump. The visit to the shrine took place less than 24 hours after Trump had been criticised by the Episcopal bishop of Washington for posing unannounced with a bible outside the historic St John’s Church opposite
June 03, 2020
The Northern Ireland Assembly has voted in favour of a motion rejecting the “imposition” of abortion legislation by Westminster
June 03, 2020
Pope Francis has said that he is praying for the soul of George Floyd and all victims of racism, adding that nothing is gained by violence
June 03, 2020
Seitz, along with a group of priests of his diocese, knelt for nine minutes of silent prayer. The bishop held a sign reading “Black Lives Matter”
June 03, 2020
Caravaggio, Doubting Thomas, 1601. Potsdam Bildergalerie This is the most disconcertingly carnal take on the encounter in the Gospel of John between Christ and St Thomas, who had declared that unless he had seen the marks in Christ’s side and hands, he would not believe he had risen. Here, with Caravaggio’s characteristic theatricality, Christ’s hand
June 03, 2020
Hamnet By Maggie O’Farrell, Tinder Press, 384PP, £20/$26.95 In 1596, an 11-year-old boy died of the plague in Stratford-Upon-Avon. We know his name, we know who his parents and who his siblings were, but otherwise there is very little known about him. We don’t need to know much, after all. Maggie O’Farrell has taken the
June 03, 2020
St Albert the Great Parish sheltered 34 local residents as riots destroyed surrounding businesses and damaged homes
June 03, 2020
The killing of George Floyd and the protests it has sparked represent a defining moment for the Catholic Church, according to Black Catholics throughout the Philadelphia Archdiocese