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Holy Father’s World War III warning

September 19th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis speaks out against conflict during memorial service at Italy’s largest military cemetery

A ’piecemeal’ Third World War may have already begun, Pope Francis has warned. He was speaking during a visit to Italy’s largest military cemetery last Sunday, where he was commemorating the centenary of the First World War. “War is madness,” the Pope said at a memorial to 100,000 Italian soldiers at Redipuglia cemetery near Slovenia. “When will we learn this lesson? We must understand that hatred and evil are defeated with forgiveness and good, and to understand that responding with war only augments evil and death.” The Holy Father said it is believed that more than 8 million soldiers and 7 million civilians died during the First World War—a four-year-long conflict that began 100 years ago. The number of so many lost lives ‘lets us see how much war is insanity’ the Pope said at his morning visit to Italy’s largest war memorial—Redipuglia, a town in northeast Italy near the border with Slovenia. The memorial... continue reading.

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Post-referendum: Scotland’s bishops call for Christian message to be upheld

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After the 55 to 45 per cent no vote in yesterday’s independence referendum, Scotland’s bishops this morning urge the Catholic community to continue to engage in public debate and decision-making. continue reading...

Paisley bishop in vocations awareness drive among young Catholics

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Bishop John Keenan spoke to schoolchildren from across Paisley Diocese this week as part of... continue reading.

How Mary’s Meals is still trying to feed the hungry in Liberia

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The charity Mary’s Meals is delivering food aid to thousands of people affected by the... continue reading.

Cardinal Nichols outlines Extraordinary Synod’s priorities

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Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, has described what he sees as some of the priorities... continue reading.



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The Strong in Faith forum for young Catholics is back with a new format....


Motherwell high school merge plan scrapped

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North Lanarkshire Council have shelved plans to close and merge two Motherwell Catholic schools...


Beware of gangs, Pope urges youths in El Salvador

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Airdrie students make a difference in Malawi

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Volunteers bring Project Truth home

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Cross Wires: Sunday breaking news

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  • Emeritus Professor Sir Tom Devine bears witness to a silent revolution in Scotland.
  • Kevin McKenna on reconciliation after September 18: Politics can help us change things but we only through Jesus can peace prevail.
  • Bishop Noel Treanor’s reaction to the death of former Northern Ireland first minister Ian Paisley.
  • A champion musician from St Ninian’s High, Giffnock, is to perform during An Afternoon with Our Lady at Blessed John Duns Scotus, Gorbals, on Sunday September 21.
  • The congregation of Our Lady of Consolation, Govanhill, were joined with Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow in saying goodbye to their church of 43 years.

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