Consolidating peace in Colombia will mean overcoming "the darkness" of inequality and a lack of respect for human life, Pope Francis said...

08 September 2017 | by Lorna Donlon

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Refugees warning
The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has warned that the UK Government must not be let “off the hook” over its treatment of people detained in immigration centres.

08 September 2017 |

Neuzelle reopens after 200 years

Four Cistercian monks from Heiligenkreuz Monastery near Vienna have reopened Neuzelle Monastery in Brandenburg which was taken over by the Prussian Kingdom in 1817.

The international Catholic aid agency Cafod has reported that its partners are responding in all three South Asian countries worst affected by heavy monsoon floods – India, Nepal and Bangladesh, writes Ellen Teague.

08 September 2017 | by James Roberts

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Rohingya crisis escalates
With less than three months to go before Pope Francis visits Bangladesh and Myanmar, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees has reported that Rohingya refugees (pictured) continue to pour into Bangladesh, fleeing atrocities in western Myanmar.

In an interview set to air on 10 September on the CBS TV program '60 Minutes,' former White House strategist Steve Bannon criticised the Catholic Church and US bishops for their views on immigration, saying 'they need illegal aliens to fill the pews'...

Hurricane Irma cut a deadly path through the Caribbean, leveling entire islands as it moved toward Florida on 7 September, while Haiti prepared for a potential disaster...


Pope Francis kicked off his first full day in Colombia by encouraging the conflict ridden country to stay on the path for peace and reconciliation, telling political leaders there has been too much violence and hatred...

Game of Thrones actor, Jonathan Pryce, is to play Pope Francis in a new Netflix drama while highly acclaimed actor Anthony Hopkins will take on the role of Benedict XVI...

Rowan Williams recalls a professional and personal relationship forged over more than four decades of ecumenical endeavour..


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