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Christians face terrorism in the Middle East

October 24th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Christians of the Middle East are experiencing ‘terrorism of previously unimaginable proportions’ every day of their lives, Pope Francis has said. “It seems that the awareness of the value of human life has been lost; it seems that the person does not count and can be sacrificed to other interests. And all of this, unfortunately, with the indifference of many,” he said during a special meeting at the Vatican on the Middle East. The Holy Father met on Monday with the consistory of cardinals—originally gathered for an ordinary public consistory to approve the Canonisation of new saints— to discuss the ... continue reading.

The family debate is not over

October 24th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

After final synod document, Pope calls for Church to keep discussions moving forward... continue reading.

Pope Francis leads consistory for Mideast and canonizations

Middle East without Christians is unthinkable

October 21st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Holy Father expresses concerns at opening of consistory of cardinal... continue reading.

Tapestry of Blessed Paul VI hangs from facade of St. Peter's Basilica during his beatification Mass at Vatican

Pope Francis Beatifies founder of synod of bishops

October 20th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Extraordinary synod on the family ends with Pope Paul VI— a ‘great helmsman’ of the Second Vatican Council—being named blessed... continue reading.

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Outcry as high court rejects Asia Bibi’s appeal in Pakistan

October 17th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pakistani Christian mother in jail for four years under Pakistan’s strict blasphemy laws faces death penalty if Pakistan’s Supreme Court don’t rule in her favour... continue reading.


‘God only knows’ if Christians will survive in the Middle East

October 17th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Lebanese bishop gives Scots harrowing account of ongoing religious persecution... continue reading.


Mary’s Meals extends feeding programme into Zambia

October 17th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Mary’s Meals has rolled out its school feeding programme to Zambia, one of the world’s poorest countries.... continue reading.

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Charity sends £3million to persecuted Iraqis

October 16th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

ACN’s programme, one of the charity’s largest such projects to date, will help Christian victims of ISIS terror attacks who are still displaced as winter sets in... continue reading.

Love is the answer to marriage crisis

October 10th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow tells extraordinary synod of need to heal and support couples and the family in Scotland and beyond... continue reading.

Church uniquely placed to help in Ebola crisis

October 9th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund launches appeal to support the work of Catholic clergy, laity and charities in fighting the infection in Africa and Europe... continue reading.

Holy Father going to Lourdes on Papal visit to France

October 7th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis will make an apostolic journey to France in 2015, according to an announcement from the Holy See this morning. ... continue reading.

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