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Condemn IS actions, Patriarch tells Arab leaders

THE religious leaders of Muslim countries must raise their voices to condemn the actions of the IS, the Chaldean Patriarch of Babylon and Archbishop of Baghdad, the Most Revd Louis Raphael Sako, said on Tuesday. "We are calling on the religious leaders of the Muslim countries to issue a fatwa against the killing of any human being, not just other Muslims," he told a news conference organised by the Vatican mission to ...

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Regardless of the amount given, are there fewer people donating to your church than in previous years?

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Smug and weird — no wonder it’s a turn-off

Congregations need to welcome newcomers with a sensitivity to their questions and doubts, says Christopher Whitby  Read More

Fri 31 Jul 15 @ 11:51
Giving in @c_of_e is up to £1bn. Our QOTW is about what's happening in your parish http://t.co/XTRi469vxv http://t.co/sP33Mi6a54

Fri 31 Jul 15 @ 11:43
"Smug and weird — no wonder it’s a turn-off" http://t.co/HYJltUqdrN http://t.co/4pl9HRGcHd