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Ebola victims feel ‘forsaken’ says Liberian bishop

Ebola victims feel ‘forsaken’ says Liberian bishop

SUFFERERS from of the Ebola virus in West Africa believe that "God has forsaken them", a Liberian Roman Catholic bishop, the Rt Revd Anthony Fallah Borwah, has said. Bishop Borwah was prevented from attending Pope Francis's recent synod on the family because of the travel...

ACNA Archbishop recognised by seven Primates

ACNA Archbishop recognised by seven Primates

The church leaders' statement raises questions about Anglican identity, writes Gavin Drake

Primate condemns court’s rejection of Asia Bibi’s appeal

Primate condemns court’s rejection of Asia Bibi’s appeal

THE decision by the High Court of Appeal in Pakistan to uphold the death sentence passed on Asia Bibi, a Christian woman found guilty of blasphemy, is "cruel", the Archbishop of Canterbury said on Saturday

Pope Francis tells consistory of 'unjust' situation for Middle East Christians

Pope Francis tells consistory of

CHRISTIANS in the Middle East are enduring attacks of terrorism "on an unimaginable scale", Pope Francis has said

Plight of refugees inspires aid effort

Plight of refugees inspires aid effort

HEAVY fighting between Islamic State (IS) militants and Kurdish forces continues in the Syrian border town Kobane. Those who have fled from the jihadists are preparing for an uncertain winter

World news in brief

World news in brief

American released from North Korean jail; Clergy under kidnap threat in Central African Republic; Malawi mission ship faces uncertain future; New director of unity for Anglican Communion

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

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York Inquiry finds 'systemic failure' over abuse @ http://t.co/zTXYit4WnC

Fri 24 Oct 14 @ 10:27
Our vulnerable adults piece includes comment from @theCCPAS & @LivDiocese http://t.co/nZvZZAFmIV