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With the United Kingdom criticised for opting out of a European Union plan to resettle thousands of migrants from Africa and the Middle East, what should be the Christian response to immigration and does Scripture offer any guidance?
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The Vatican's permanent observer at the United Nations has criticised the current lack of political will to resolve conflicts in the Middle East, and accused the US and Russia of showing little real concern about the growing persecution of Christians.
Politicians to be more religiously literate and speak more carefully about the links between religion and security, according to a Conservative MP this week.
Two prominent pro-lifers are among the many Catholics to have been honoured in the New Year list.
Pope Francis has condemned the terrorist attack at the Paris offices of the satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, and this morning during Mass prayed for the 12 people who died in the shooting.
The Archbishop of Glasgow has paid tribute to the lives of three members of the same family killed in the Glasgow bin lorry tragedy, during an emotional homily that described their deaths as “random, cruel and meaningless”.
Fears for Pope Francis’ security in Sri Lanka have surfaced after the Vatican ignored calls to postpone the trip because it coincides with presidential elections. The Pope leaves for the country on Monday, four days after snap elections called two years early, in an attempt by the increasingly unpopular President Mahinda Rajapaksa to win a third six-year term.
Egypt’s President attended a Christmas service in Cairo’s Coptic cathedral last night in what observers said was an historic first.
Pope Francis paid tribute to mothers this morning, warning that their experiences are often ignored, even in the Church.
German bishops have called for an “unemotional, objective” debate on immigration, the growing number of refugees and Islam, in the face of demonstrations that are dividing German society.
The Vatican is to become more involved in international politics, its most senior diplomat has said.