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Pope Francis’ 54th World Day of Peace message | January 1st, 2021

In his message for the 54th World Day of Peace marked on 1 January, Pope Francis offers the Church’s social doctrine as a “compass” to foster a culture of care …

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Pope Francis proclaims 2021 as a “Year of St Joseph” | December 31st, 2020

With the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark …

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Factory farming will kill us all | November 17th, 2020

On his website today, Catholic peer David Alton writes: “A timely reminder about the dangers of industrialised slaughter of animals – its also downright cruel. If we are downright cruel …

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Faith institutions launch new wave of fossil fuel divestment | November 17th, 2020

Today, 47 faith institutions from 21 countries, including nine institutions from the UK, announce their divestment from fossil fuels as a practical response to the climate emergency. Participating institutions include five …

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Mozambique: ACN rushes emergency aid after dozens beheaded | November 11th, 2020

Aid to the Church in Need is sending an emergency aid package of €100,000 (£89,375) to Mozambique after extremists linked to Daesh (ISIS) beheaded more than 50 people. The charity …

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Book: We Remember Maynooth | November 10th, 2020

This year Maynooth College celebrates its 225th anniversary and a beautifully-presented volume captures a multi-dimensional perspective of an institution that has held a singular place in modern Irish Church history. We …

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Pope Francis: No one is saved alone | October 22nd, 2020

Source: Vatican News/Saint Egidio Pope Francis is inviting leaders of other faiths to work together “with the gentle strength of faith to end all conflicts.” His appeal came yesterday during his …

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Seeking Sanctuary appeal… | September 18th, 2020

Seeking Sanctuary says: ‘end this cruel dilemma for migrants in Calais’ Seeking Sanctuary is concerned that while the UK Government insists that France is a safe country in which to claim …

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Remembering the Slave Trade and its modern forms | August 28th, 2020

Why does the UN still mark an International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition on 23 August? It’s partly to remind us that Slavery is …

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