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Large payout for council worker sacked for speaking about Jesus

Large payout for council worker sacked for speaking about Jesus

A MAN who was dismissed from his post as civil engineer with Clonmel Borough Council, Co. Tipperary, for speaking about his faith during working hours, has been awarded €70,000 by the Irish Equality Tribunal

A multi faith service

A multi faith service

A MULTI-FAITH service was scheduled to be held yesterday at St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne, for the victims of last week's Malaysian Airlines disaster, writes Muriel Porter, Australia Correspondent. Thirty-seven Australian citizens and residents, including 18 from Victoria and...

Peace moves in Gaza matched by appeals for aid

Peace moves in Gaza matched by appeals for aid

GROWING diplomatic pressure on Israel and Hamas to end the fighting in the Gaza Strip has been matched by appeals for humanitarian assistance for the Palestinians living there

Christians flee from Mosul after Islamists’ death threats

Christians flee from Mosul after Islamists’ death threats

FOR the first time in nearly two millennia, the northern Iraqi city of Mosul is without Christians, after a warning from Islamic State mili-tants that they faced death if they did not convert to Islam or agree to pay a protection tax (jizya in Arabic)

Condemnation after flight MH17 disaster

Condemnation after flight MH17 disaster

CHURCHES throughout the world have been responding to the appar­ent shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 from Amster­dam to Kuala Lumpur over Eastern Ukraine last Thursday, with the loss of all 298 passengers and crew

Irish survivors call for wider homes probe

Irish survivors call for wider homes probe

SURVIVORS of Protestant-run mother-and-baby homes in the Irish Republic are hoping that these institutions, which operated between 1922 and 1960, will be included in a new inquiry which is to be led by a former Circuit Court judge, Yvonne Murphy

Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim safe in Italy

Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim safe in Italy

MERIAM IBRAHIM, the Sudanese Christian who was pardoned last month after being sentenced to death for apostasy, has finally left Sudan and flown to Italy

Gaza: prayers for peace as violence escalates

Gaza: prayers for peace as violence escalates

THE Egyptian-led diplomatic efforts to end the violence in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel have been conducted against a background of calls from church leaders for prayers for peace

Agencies warn of famine in South Sudan


Agencies warn of famine in South Sudan

THE spectre of famine is looming over South Sudan, three years after it celebrated its independence, charities are warning

Malala campaigns for the release of schoolgirls

Malala campaigns for the release of schoolgirls

THE Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, Malala Yousafzai, this week met the Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan. She pressed for the release of the 200 schoolgirls captured almost 100 days ago by the Islamist group Boko Haram

Dean Jensen to resign

Dean Jensen to resign

THE Dean of St Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney, the Very Revd Phillip Jensen, has announced that he will resign at the end of the year.

Schori urges compassion on migrants

Schori urges compassion on migrants

RELIGIOUS leaders have called on President Obama to respond "compassionately" to the mounting humanitarian crisis along the Texas border, where thousands of unaccompanied children have been trying to cross over from Central America.

Patriarch makes plea for vanished Iraqi nuns

Patriarch makes plea for vanished Iraqi nuns

THE most senior Christian cleric in Iraq, the Chaldean Patriarch of Babylon and Archbishop of Baghdad, the Most Revd Louis Raphael Sako, has appealed for the release of two nuns and three orphans, who went missing in militant-controlled territory last week

Strasbourg upholds ban on face-veil in France

Strasbourg upholds ban on face-veil in France

THE ban in France on wearing "clothing that is designed to conceal the face" in public places is not a violation of human rights, the Grand Chamber of the Human Rights Court in Strasbourg ruled by a majority of 15 votes to two

Photo: in step

Photo: in step

In step: nuns process during the funeral ceremony for Metropolitan Volodymyr, head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) since 1992, who died on Saturday, aged 78​. He was seen by many as a unifier within Ukrainian Orthodoxy.Obituary to follow

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Can Catholics back women bishops?

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Tue 29 Jul 14 @ 13:04
RT @bishopcoynePlease pray for the safe release of Fr. Paolo Dall'Oglio, who was abducted in Syria one year ago today. http://t.co/r796npC2J9

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