This weeks international news

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Pope urges more help for Ebola victims

October 31st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

by Clare Louise McKenna Speaking earlier this week the Pope said that as the epidemic worsened he wanted ‘to express my deep concern for this relentless illness that is spreading particularly on the African continent and especially among populations that are already disadvantaged’. He invited the public to keep those who are affected lives in their prayers and added, “I hope the international community may provide much needed help to alleviate the sufferings of our brothers and sisters”. The Pope offered his prayers and solidarity with the sick, as well as with the doctors, nurses, volunteers, religious orders and humanitarian agencies working ... continue reading.
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Exorcists encourage ‘Holyween’ over Halloween

October 30th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Italian Church has suggested Halloween be renamed as ‘Holyween’, a festival where children partake in prayer vigils dressed as Saints (pictured above). ... continue reading.


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Christian mother of five pleas to Pope Francis upon her death sentence

October 30th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Asia Bibi has sent a desperate letter of appeal to the Pope as face a sentence of death for for blasphemy in Pakistan. ... continue reading.


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Christians face terrorism in the Middle East

October 24th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Report on the consistory... continue reading.


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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.


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.



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