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EU leaders argue over how to solve migration crisis

EU leaders argue over how to solve migration crisis

Progress and deadlock at EU leaders' meeting over response to Mediterranean migrant crisis

Irish clergy lobby for same-sex marriage

Irish clergy lobby for same-sex marriage

CHURCH of Ireland clergy are using social media to garner support for a "Yes" vote in the forthcoming referendum on same-sex marriage

BP turns over a green leaf to show what lies beneath it

BP turns over a green leaf to show what lies beneath it

A RESOLUTION passed by BP is an "unprecedented response" by an energy company to shareholders' concerns about climate change, the Church Commissioners' head of responsible investment, Edward Mason, said last week

Unite against xenophobia, South African Primate urges

Unite against xenophobia, South African Primate urges

THE Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Revd Thabo Makgoba, has called for an end to a wave of attacks on migrant workers in South Africa

World news in brief

World news in brief

Man suspected of planning church attack arrested | Pakistan province amends rules on blasphemy | Oklahoma diocese marks 20th anniversary of bombing | Court grants South Carolina appeal | Prayer in Canada for 'destroyed families'

Welby fears for future after murder of Ethiopians

Welby fears for future after murder of Ethiopians

A FRESH atrocity was committed last weekend by Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Libya - the murder of 30 Ethiopian Christians - just as the Archbishop of Canterbury was in Egypt to express condolence for the killing in February of 21 Copts, also in Libya

Welby and Pope call for Europe-wide action on migrant deaths

Welby and Pope call for Europe-wide action on migrant deaths

THE Archbishop of Canterbury and the Pope have demanded European nations take in more migrants fleeing North Africa and the Middle East, days after hundreds were feared to have died after their boats sank in the Mediterranean. Up to 400 migrants were believed to have drowned...

Aid agencies urge action to help Gaza

Aid agencies urge action to help Gaza

AT A conference in Cairo six months ago, international donors pledged $3.5 billion (£2.5 billion) for the reconstruction of Gaza, after the conflict between Israel, Hamas, and other Palestinian groups. Only 26.8 per cent of the money has so far been released

US bishops anticipate historic Castro meeting

US bishops anticipate historic Castro meeting

TWELVE Episcopalian bishops travelled from the United States to Cuba last week, days before the Presidents of the two countries had an historic meeting in Panama City

Renewed child-soldier recruitment drive feared in South Sudan

Renewed child-soldier recruitment drive feared in South Sudan

RELIEF workers helping refugees caught in the South Sudan civil war fear a new wave of child-soldier recruitment

Dadaab refugees threatened by backlash to Garissa massacre

Dadaab refugees threatened by backlash to Garissa massacre

CLOSING the world's largest refugee camp would have "extreme" humanitarian consequences, the UN said on Tuesday, as it urged the Kenyan authorities to reconsider a decision taken in the wake of the worst terrorist attack there in 15 years

Faithful to ‘soar’ in number, but not in the UK or US

Faithful to ‘soar’ in number, but not in the UK or US

ATHEISTS and people not affiliated to any religion will find themselves in a shrinking minority over the next four decades, as the faithful soar in number, projections in a report by Pew suggest

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World news

Orthodox Archbishop offers help with Greece's debts | Pakistani Christian teenager burnt to death  | IS turns Mosul cathedral into mosque

Aden church and clinic close as fighting intensifies

Aden church and clinic close as fighting intensifies

CHRIST CHURCH, Aden, and the associated Ras Morbat Clinic are locked and under armed guard as the civil war in Yemen continues

Turkey warns Pope Francis over Armenian history

Turkey warns Pope Francis over Armenian history

POPE FRANCIS's use of the word "genocide" to characterise the killing of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians in Turkey 100 years ago has led to a diplomatic row between Ankara and the Vatican, and has reawakened the controversy surrounding those events

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The war the English tried to forget

The war the English tried to forget

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Overturning the vested interest

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