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Holy See prefers Britain remains in EU

January 21st, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States said in a TV interview that if the UK voted to leave the EU in a referendum that would weaken Europe. “I think we would see it as being something that is not going to make a stronger Europe,” the archbishop (above), who is originally from Liverpool, said. “The Holy See respects the ultimate decision of the British people—that’s for the British electorate to decide.” British Prime Minister David Cameron has promised a referendum by the end of 2017 on whether Britain should stay in the EU. Newspaper reports this year ... continue reading.

Starvation now a ‘weapon of war’ in Syria.

January 15th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholic charity warns aid is being withheld from the hungry to control them.... continue reading.


Scotland’s prayers for the people of Burundi

January 15th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Prayers and aid are flying across the world from Scotland to Burundi as the tiny African nation slides towards chaos and civil war.... continue reading.

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British Ambassador to the Holy See commemorates James Francis Edward Stuart

January 8th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

At ceremony in at St Peter’s Basilica, the Queen’s representative in Rome marks the 250th anniversary of ‘the Old Pretender's’ state funeral... continue reading.

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US hotelier’s trust invests in Irish vocations

January 6th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A US charitable foundation has awarded a substantial grant to a group in Ireland to help promote religious life... continue reading.


Pope Francis: Don’t give up on peace

December 25th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis calls on Catholics to defeat war by embracing mercy in his message for the 2016 World Day of Peace on January 1.... continue reading.

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Mother Teresa to be Canonised

December 18th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Mother Teresa will become a saint next year, after Pope Francis recognised a second miracle attributed to her... continue reading.

African Papal visit prompted peace pact between armies

December 10th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Reports say opposing Muslim and Christian forces brokered deal in the Central African Republic ahead of visit to ensure the Pope Francis’ safety... continue reading.

Put mercy before judgement, Pope Francis urges

December 8th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Holy Father joined by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI as he opened the Holy Door at St Peter’s and prayed on the threshold of the Basilica ... continue reading.

Campaign to free children from Israeli jails

December 7th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Human rights groups have launched an international campaign to free Palestinian children from Israeli jails.... continue reading.

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