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Two priests were kidnapped and killed in the Mexican state of Veracruz, raising the death toll of prelates murdered in Mexico to 14 in less than four years...


It is the 'paganism' of indifference rather than religious conflict that is proving the major obstacle to bringing about world peace, Pope Francis told an interfaith prayer meeting in Assisi today...


The capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo is in a state of chaos as deadly clashes between police and political protesters continue, claiming dozens of lives. Violence broke out yesterday (19 September) in Kinshasa during a march protesting against delays to the presidential election, which are perceived as a bid by President Joseph Kabila to extend his mandate to a third term...


The Government’s decision to raise UK immigration and asylum tribunal fees by 500 per cent will act as a barrier to justice and prevent vulnerable people from having their claims heard a prominent Catholic charity has warned...


Real peace can be achieved in Assisi, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, asserted as Pope Francis arrived in the Umbrian town for the World Day for Prayer and Peace this morning (Tuesday 20 September)...


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...


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