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One in 10 migrants who embarks on the sea crossing from Libya to Italy dies in the attempt. After the latest tragedy in the Mediterranean in which almost 1,000 people drowned, Italy is demanding more support from its European partners
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- Church agencies work 'around the clock' to save victims of Nepal earthquake amid fears death toll could reach 10,000
- Francis meets with UN Secretary General to discuss climate change ahead of major Vatican symposium
- Every diocese in England and Wales asked to have a Holy Door during Year of Mercy
- Next Government must work closely with religious groups, says UK Cardinal
- The close relationship between Scottish bishops and the SNP Tom Gallagher
- US nuns’ relief that the Vatican’s investigation fizzled out Professor Margaret Susan Thompson
- Failure to recognise the Armenian genocide has left Britain politically illiterate Igor Dorfmann-Lazarev
The continuing nationalist surge in Scotland means Britain may face constitutional turmoil that is unparalleled since the unrest that led most of Ireland to depart the Union in 1922 and which engulfed Northern Ireland for a generation after 1969.
For those who watch the Vatican closely – and I am not usually one of them – two hints appeared late in 2014 that a resolution to the “doctrinal assessment” of America’s Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) was close at hand.
Armenians, both the direct descendants of the survivors of the Genocide of 1915-16 and the others, live conscious that almost nine tenths of the country where their culture had developed and, in spite of all adversities, had endured for almost three millennia, has been cleansed of evidence of their ancestors.
Someone rang me this week to ask what had happened to the report from our recent consultation for the forthcoming Synod on Marriage and Family life. I had to admit that the report was on my desk but I hadn’t yet put it out in the parish.
One is an eminent 400-year-old Jesuit college situated in a quiet, residential square a stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of High Street Kensington in London.
"We don't call them 'refugees' but 'relatives'." That was the first thing we learnt on being welcomed to a camp in Erbil, northern Iraq.
"The secret’s out, all over town," as the cowboy crooner Hank Williams once sang. The same can be said about Catholic Social Teaching. What was once described as the Church’s best secret, is now to the faith fore. These days there’s no excuses!
This month, after a nine-year legal battle, the Israeli Supreme Court rejected a plan by the Israeli Government to extend the so-called Security Wall through the Cremisan Valley in the Bethleham district.
It is more than 20 years since a significant number of Anglican clergy and laypeople became Catholics at roughly the same time; it is also over four years since Pope Benedict XVI established the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. I was in the former category.
There is a Catch-22 in the election which no one so far has noticed. As David Cameron and Ed Miliband square off, an electorate disenchanted with traditional politics seems to be yawning.