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Visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo last week, the US ambassador to the United Nations praised the Catholic bishops for their efforts to promote peace and democracy in the country.


St Mary’s University in London has become the first UK university to offer First Star, a US educational programme from the US that has proven results at creating better outcomes for children in care


The BBC has said there are no plans to axe the Thought for The day slot from its flagship Radio 4 Today news programme, after caustic criticism of the slot made by the programme’s presenters.


The Coptic Orthodox Church that was founded by St Mark in the middle of the first century is to establish a new diocese – in London. 


The "horrendous act" by a driver in a pickup truck who mowed down pedestrians and bicyclists in New York late in the afternoon 31 October "weighs on all of our hearts," said the president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops...

 


An Indian nun stabbed to death in 1995 will be beatified on 4 November, and one of those who will celebrate is her assassin...


Catholics and Anglicans have learned once again to love one another, the Archbishop of Canterbury said today. Archbishop Justin Welby was speaking of his close friend, the Archbishop of Westminster Cardinal Vincent Nichols, who himself prayed in Westminster Abbey for the church to be saved from future divisions. Both church leaders, along with many others, were at a service marking the 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation.


Russia's Inter-Religious Council, which included Orthodox, Muslim, Jewish and Buddhist leaders, has warned that “creative freedom” must reflect moral and spiritual criteria, to prevent writers and artists from “ridiculing the sacred and debasing religious and national values”...


Catholic leaders in the Central African Republic welcomed the strengthening of UN peacekeeping operations, but also said the UN should lift an arms embargo so government forces can defend themselves...


The Special Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon region called by the Pope for October 2019  shows Francis’ determination to strengthen episcopal collegiality, according to the former Bishop of Xingu, Erwin Kräutler...



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