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Prayers urged after Parliament of Canada shootings

Prayers urged after Parliament of Canada shootings

THE Bishop of Ottawa, the Rt Revd John H. Chapman, has urged Canadians to pray for everyone caught up in the shooting around the Parliament Buildings on Wednesday

Pope speaks of tensions at Vatican synod

Pope speaks of tensions at Vatican synod

THE Extraordinary Synod on the Family concluded without reaching the required two-thirds majority to approve statements on the reception of communion by Roman Catholics married after divorce, and on the pastoral care of homosexuals

Bishops call for Ebola focus to be on overseas care

Bishops call for Ebola focus to be on overseas care

THE scale of the suffering in West Africa should be in the forefront of people's minds when considering the Ebola virus, not the fear of a small outbreak in the UK, two C of E bishops have said

Calls for urgent aid for Gaza and a long-term solution

Calls for urgent aid for Gaza and a long-term solution

THE needs resulting from the destruction caused by last summer's war in Gaza are "phenomenal", and financial assistance alone will not be enough to secure the future of the territory, Christian Aid has said

Gaza: 'Scale of destruction is shocking'

Gaza:

Dominic Barrington is Rector of St Peter and St Paul, Kettering. He visited Gaza last week at the invitation of the diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East

Signs of hope for Christians in Egypt

Signs of hope for Christians in Egypt

Gavin Drake: Last year's attacks united the majority of Christians and Muslims in Egypt against a sectarian approach

Ark park in dispute over flood pledge

Ark park in dispute over flood pledge

THE man behind plans for a giant Noah's Ark theme park in the United States, Mike Zovath, is in dispute with state officials, after they threatened to withdraw tax incentives if he forced employees to sign a faith statement professing belief in the biblical flood

Bishop of Montreal helps asylum-seeker to remain in Canada

Bishop of Montreal helps asylum-seeker to remain in Canada

THE Bishop of Montreal, the Rt Revd Barry Clarke, has posted a bond for a Pakistani woman, Khurshi Begum Awan, who is seeking asylum in Canada and is threatened with deportation

Archbishop of Hong Kong warns that road to peace is long

Archbishop of Hong Kong warns that road to peace is long

THE Archbishop of Hong Kong, the Most Revd Paul Kwong, has yielded to pressure to comment on the protests that have rocked the city, and has issued a statement urging protesters and the government to seek reconciliation

Charity aims to bring sight to two million eyes

Charity aims to bring sight to two million eyes

NOT many people can say that their life was changed in less than half an hour; but Flossy Mtambo can. She is one of the examples produced by Sightsavers to help promote its new A Million Miracles fund-raising campaign

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Malala

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Malala

MALALA YOUSAFZAI, the 17-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban for asserting the right to go to school, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

Photo: Early light

Photo: Early light

An image of a clean-shaven Jesus on a glass plate, which archaeologists believe dates back to the fourth century

Welby visits reconciliation projects in Ireland

Welby visits reconciliation projects in Ireland

THE Archbishop of Canterbury spent two days earlier this month with Church of Ireland leaders, congregations, and their communities, on both sides of the Border

Widdecombe enters divorce row in RC Church

Widdecombe enters divorce row in RC Church

THE rule in the Roman Catholic Church which prevents divorcees who marry again from receiving holy communion is "unduly harsh", Ann Widdecombe has declared

Pakistan court upholds Asia Bibi's death sentence

Pakistan court upholds Asia Bibi

THE Pakistani High Court of Appeal has upheld the death sentence passed down four years ago to Asia Bibi, a Christian woman found guilty of blasphemy

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