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The trustees of Ireland’s national seminary in Maynooth have announced a major restructuring of its management less than a year after it hit the headlines over what the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, cryptically described as “strange goings-on”.


Faith leaders, the head of the Metropolitan Police and hundreds of people joined a vigil on Monday night, after the Finsbury Park terror attack in north London.


Government staff and councils across London are now involved in the relief effort to help the bereaved and support communities displaced by the Grenfell Tower fire in the early hours of last Wednesday morning.

 


Baby's life support continues Premium

22 June 2017 |

A terminally-ill baby, Charlie Gard, must continue to receive life support until judges in Strasbourg, France, decide whether or not he should undergo a trial treatment in the United States. 


The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has released a trailer to a forthcoming documentary on Father Stanley Rother, the US priest who worked in Guatemala for 14 years until he was brutally murdered in 1981 and who will beatified in September...


There has been no word on the whereabouts of Fr Teresito “Chito” Suganob and others taken hostage by Islamist militants four weeks ago from Marawi’s Catholic Cathedral, writes Ellen Teague.

Decomposing bodies were still to be retrieved from the streets of Marawi, whose population at the last census was 200,000, as the battle between government forces and Islamist militias continued for control of the city in the southern Philippines island of Mindanao.


Cameroon’s episcopal conference has announced that a bishop thought to have taken his own life in May “did not commit suicide, but was brutally murdered.

 


On the third anniversary last week of Mosul being taken by Islamic State (IS) militants, Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako led a delegation of bishops back to the northern Iraqi city.


The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has written to his predecessor, Lord Carey, asking him to consider his position as honorary assistant bishop in Oxford after an independent report found senior figures in the Church of England “colluded” for a period of 20 years with former bishop, Peter Ball, who sexually abused boys and men...


Mali's Catholic church has urged a common front against Islamist violence after al-Qaida-linked terrorists attacked a tourist resort just days before the creation of the country's first cardinal...


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