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Pope Francis leads consistory for Mideast and canonizations

Middle East without Christians is unthinkable

October 21st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Middle East without Christians is unthinkable, Pope Francis said on at the opening of the special consistory on the Middle East. The Holy Father dedicated the opening of the consistory to the Middle East, and in particular, the situation experienced by Christians. He thanked those brothers from the region for their presence, remarking that ‘we share a desire for peace and stability in the Middle East, and the will the promote the resolution of conflicts through dialogue, reconciliation and political commitment.’ “At the same time, we would like to give all the help possible to Christian communities to support them ... 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.

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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.

Do not be afraid to offend me, Pope tells synod participants

October 6th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis, who opened the Extraordinary Synod on the Family yesterday with Mass in St Peter’s Basilica, has urged participants to speak their minds about related contentious issues without fear of offending him.... continue reading.

‘Our people have been abandoned,’ says Iraqi archbishop

October 6th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Iraqi government is not helping Christians desperate to flee Islamic State militia, according to a leading Catholic bishop from the country who says the task of aiding Christians had fallen almost exclusively to the Church... continue reading.

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