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The United Nations says the world is facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the end of the Second World War, with starvation and famine threatening more than 20 million people in Nigeria, East Africa and Yemen.


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16 March 2017 | by James Roberts

The leaders of the Catholic and Protestant Churches in Germany, Cardinal Reinhard Marx (above right) and Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm (above left), celebrated an ecumenical service of Repentance and Reconciliation at Hildesheim on 11 March with German political leaders.


Ireland’s former president Mary McAleese has warned that Brexit may lead to fresh divisions between communities and destroy the goodwill built up during the years of the peace process in Northern Ireland...

 


The Catholic church in Bolivia has condemned a draft law which would allow abortion in cases where the mother is living in ‘extreme poverty’...


Foreign Office officials’ understanding of the importance of religion is still inadequate to enable them to understand its role in regions of the world torn apart by sectarian conflict, a senior government defence adviser has said...


Following a warning by the United Nations that the world is facing the worst humanitarian disaster since 1945, a major appeal has been launched today to help over 16 million people on the brink of starvation in east Africa...


A clerical sexual abuse survivor has launched a stinging rebuke to a cardinal who denied his department resisted the work of a papal child protection commission...


The Tablet correspondent Christopher Lamb witnesses history in the making on Monday evening as, for the first time, an Anglican liturgy was being celebrated at the heart of the Catholic Church, a symbolic moment showing that Christians really do have more that unites them than that which divides...


Eamonn Casey, the former bishop of Galway and Kerry who was at the centre of a major scandal in Ireland when it emerged in 1992 that he had fathered a child and used church funds to pay maintenance, has died at the age of 89 in a rest home in Newmarket-on-Fergus in Co Clare after a long illness...


The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has announced that Father Stanley Rother, a North American priest who worked in Guatemala and was brutally murdered there in 1981, will be beatified on 23 September in Oklahoma...


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