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Somali leaders and the local Catholic community have come together to condemn the actions of a Somali man who attacked and injured nine people with a knife in a busy shopping centre in St Cloud, Minnesota before being shot dead by police...


Religious leaders celebrating the 30th anniversary of St. John Paul II's Assisi interfaith peace gathering in 1986 called on people from around the world to continue its legacy to combat today's indifference and violence. The event between 18-20 September was sponsored by the Rome-based Community of Sant'Egidio, the Diocese of Assisi and the Franciscan friars to reflect on the theme, 'Thirst for Peace: Faiths and Cultures in Dialogue'...

 


The 30th anniversary of the gathering of different religions for the World Day for Prayer and Peace in Assisi "is stronger and the spirit that sustains it has spread and given encouragement to so many in the world", according to the Bishop of Assisi Mgr Domenico Sorrentino at the opening mass of the event...


Britain’s new ambassador to the Holy See has presented her credentials to Pope Francis meaning she can now officially begin her work representing the UK to the Vatican. This morning Sally Axworthy handed over the documents showing she can speak for the British government in a formal ceremony which took place in the state rooms of the Apostolic Palace, a grand setting where the Pope meets heads of state...

 


A Vatican administrator who was sent to the small pacific island of Guam to investigate accusations of child sex abuse against Archbishop Anthony Apuron, 70, who denies any wrongdoing and refuses to step down from his post, has taken the unprecedented step of issuing a statement that was read out at all church services on the fiercely Catholic island...


Pope Francis donned a green hospital gown over his white cassock and entered the neonatal unit of a Rome hospital, peering in the incubators, making the sign of the cross and encouraging worried parents...


A charismatic priest who developed an international reputation for battling the devil, who claimed that evil lurked inside the Vatican and that Isis were satanic has died at the age of 91...


Christians are called to believe in the logic of the resurrection of the body and not succumb to heresies that reduce it to a mere spiritual experience, Pope Francis said. When looking toward the future, the uncertainty about what happens after death often can lead to not understanding Christianity's 'logic of the future' which proclaims that believers will rise again in body and soul like Jesus did...


When the Catholic bishops of the Philippines issued a statement on the death penalty Sept. 14, they were careful not to directly challenge the country's mercurial president, Rodrigo Duterte, who has spent months calling them names. Instead, they appealed directly to Catholic legislators and judges, and to the Philippine people, to reflect together on what has become a hot topic of discussion here...


Benedict XVI’s 2006 Regensburg Address, which led to furious protests from the Islamic world on account of a quotation from the Pope linking Islam with violence, turned out to be “prophetic”, Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith Prefect Cardinal Gerhard Müller said on 13 September...


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