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Open your hearts to the deafblind

March 27th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The world’s only deaf and blind Catholic priest has called on the Church to open its heart to the visually and hearing impaired. During a visit to Scotland, Fr Cyril Axelrod said the Church must learn from those who are deaf and blind and said he was praying ‘for all the bishops and the Pope to open their hearts and show their love to deafblind people.’ The priest—a Catholic convert—was speaking in Lenzie Union Church Hall outside Glasgow at an event organised by charity Deafblind Scotland. Fr Axelrod spoke to the SCO via an interpreter using Hands-On Signing, where a deafblind person ... continue reading.
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Pope meets brother of Scottish Aid worker murdered by Islamic State

March 25th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Mike Haines spoke to Pope Francis following the Holy Father’s weekly general audience in Rome... continue reading.

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Apostleship of the Sea Mass held for victims of Tunisian terrorist attack

March 24th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Joseph Kalathiparambil celebrated Mass on board cruse ship that lost passengers in March 18 shootings inside a museum in Tunis.... continue reading.

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Second Nigerian bishop dies this year

March 23rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Malachy John Goltok of Bauchi, Nigeria, died in the early hours of Saturday morning at Our Lady of Apostle's Hospital, Jos, after a brief illness. ... continue reading.


Pope accepts Cardinal O’Brien’s resignation, retirement from public life

March 20th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Confirmation from Church this afternoon that the former Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh will continue to lead the 'simple' and 'quiet' life he has adopted—following an admission in 2013 of inappropriate behaviour and his official resignation—but retains his red hat... continue reading.


Pope condemns bombings in Pakistan

March 20th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

PM Nawaz Sharif and chief ministers to blame for not protecting Christians, Archbishop Coutts says... continue reading.

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St Andrews professor meets with Pope

March 13th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Professor John Haldane, newly appointed member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, and his wife met with Pope Francis ahead of the professor taking up the position of Newton Razor Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Baylor University in Texas... continue reading.

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New Yorkers bid a final farewell to Cardinal Egan

March 13th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The funeral for Cardinal Edward Egan, the former Archbishop of New York—who guided the US city, and the county, through the September 11 terror attacks, presiding over many of the victim’s funerals—was celebrated on Tuesday.... continue reading.

The Lord does not discard the elderly, says Pope Francis

March 11th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

While the Holy Father spoke today at the general audience about being a member of an age group with a special grace and mission, he has also revealed he himself hopes for a pain-free death... continue reading.

Aid for Syria and persecuted Christians throughout the world

March 10th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

ACN UK’s latest aid projects prioritises help for Christians fleeing the Islamic State but include aid for many other countries. Can you help?... continue reading.

Pope Francis denounces brutality against Christians in Iraq and Syria

March 2nd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Holy Father denounced ‘intolerable brutality’ against Christians in the Middle East in his weekly Angelus yesterday.... continue reading.

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