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Pope Francis' continuing dual campaign to turn around the fossil fuel energy structure of the modern world and link its change to the eradication of poverty is perfectly symbolised by the very fact of the Holy See in Africa - the poorest continent on the planet and the most in need in of a better environment

Saving the Christians in Syria, which are rapidly being wiped out in the territory through murder or immigration, must come through creation of a secular society - after Isis has been destroyed

Islam's narratives requires American boots on the ground in Syria to discover whether Allah is willing them to win or not - but if they lose the West must find a way of making Muslim proud of their heritage, writes Clifford Longley

Reflection on the Paris terror attacks: Hatred won’t stop me patting the dog Free

20 November 2015 | by Fr Peter Day | Comments: 1
A short reflection on the terror attacks and subsequent terror alerts across the globe

A question to Pope Francis from a Lutheran woman about communion for non-Catholics did not get a positive answer, but his answer was not negative either, writes Christopher Lamb

Challenging the validity of Roe vs Wade has been the elusive prize for those that believe abortion is not the path that a civilised society should take. But a Supreme Court ruling next year may change that, says Sean Smith

The reform of the Vatican is about giving the Catholic Church the credibility it needs to do its work effectively in the modern world, argues Christopher Lamb in Rome

Critics to a tweaking of the Angelus format - a one-minute slot of quiet reflection at the end of the day - on Ireland's national broadcaster that say the changes are anti-Catholic are ridiculously wide of the mark, argues Sarah Mac Donald

This is not the way we should remember those fallen in conflict Free

10 November 2015 | by Simon Bolton-Gabrielsen | Comments: 1
The way that we remember those who died in conflicts in the pursuit of freedom and democracy bears more to a homage to militarism than what we should be doing: honouring the dead and learning lessons from history to bring about a peaceful future, writes Simon Bolton-Gabrielsen

It is nothing new that the Catholic Church is sitting on a lot of money and is not exactly clear about how it spends it, what is new is a Pope that wants to bring it closer to the poor - though as two new books show - this is proving tougher than Pope Francis might have originally thought, writes Christopher Lamb in Rome

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