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- Muslim leaders must denounce persecution of Christians, Francis says, emphasising faiths’ common traditions
- A difficult trip at a difficult time: what Pope Francis’ visit to Turkey is all about
- Church and police launch international anti-trafficking partnership citing Britian as a model
- Dioceses set up evangelisation teams in effort to reach out to lapsed and non-believers
Pope Francis made the plight of Christians in the Middle East the focus of the first day of his trip to Turkey, and in a powerful speech this afternoon called on Muslim and Christian leaders to denounce violence for the sake of their shared common traditions which include “the adoration of the All-Merciful God”.
When Francis lands in the Turkish capital Ankara on Friday he will embark on a visit around the historic geographical and cultural meeting point between East and the West.
A major new international partnership between the Church and law enforcement agencies is to be announced at next week’s meeting in London of the Santa Marta group to combat human trafficking.
Three priests and a teacher have been arrested in connection with a sex abuse scandal in Granada.
The man in charge of Labour's policy review, Jon Cruddas, said this week that the party's leaders are nervous of taking up the new direction that would be required to implement Catholic Social Teaching (CST).
A swift and united response by religious leaders helped to avert a “dangerous and polarising situation” in the wake of the Lee Rigby murder, according to the UK Ambassador to the Holy See, Nigel Baker.
A top Indian-born economist questioned the coherence of Pope Francis' views on global economics, asking whether he has enough policies to bring about change in the lives of the poor.
Russia has donated the huge Christmas tree outside Notre Dame cathedral in Paris this year, highlighting the role of religious contacts in its diplomacy. The surprise gift came after the cathedral appealed to foreign embassies for the first time to fund the holiday spectacle.
Pope Francis said he would "never close the door" on dialogue with the Islamic State in an effort to bring peace to a region of the world suffering from violence and persecution.