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Medics still at risk from Ebola virus

Medics still at risk from Ebola virus

THE floating Christian hospital organisation Mercy Ships has halted its latest visit to West Africa, as a result of the Ebola-virus outbreak that is affecting the region

‘Horrific violations’ seen daily in Iraq

‘Horrific violations’ seen daily in Iraq

THE continuing struggle to provide food and shelter for the thousands of Christians and members of other minority communities sheltering in the Kurdish-administered region of Iraq is taking place against the background of increasing Sunni-Shia tension in Baghdad and other cities

Pro-Russia rebels target Christians in Ukraine

Pro-Russia rebels target Christians in Ukraine

CHURCHES in eastern Ukraine held a joint service this week to mourn the deaths of four Christians who were kidnapped in June

Airport chaplains ready after MH17 crash

Airport chaplains ready after MH17 crash

THE DNA testing on the remains of victims of flight MH17, which was brought down over eastern Ukraine, has identified 176 of the 283 victims

Cardinal Pell offends survivors and truckers

Cardinal Pell offends survivors and truckers

THE former Roman Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne and of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell, has offended not only the supporters of sexual-abuse survivors, but also truck-drivers

Archbishop Driver calls for enhanced 'conciliarity'

Archbishop Driver calls for enhanced

ALTHOUGH the debate about an Anglican Covenant was continuing, it was clear that the Anglican Communion was "far from ready" to move to a more centralised authority structure, the Archbishop of Adelaide, Dr Jeffrey Driver, said this week

West warned not to be faint-hearted in dealing with IS

West warned not to be faint-hearted in dealing with IS

THE crisis in Iraq, which has particularly affected Christians and other minority communities, has taken on new a dimension owing to increasing international support for Kurdish troops fighting the Islamic State (IS) forces

'Some are too traumatised to speak': Bishop pleads for South Sudan

WOMEN in South Sudan are crying "day and night, their children are dying at their hands", while their leaders put their personal interests first, a South Sudanese bishop said on Wednesday

Ukrainian Orthodox elect new Metropolitan

Ukrainian Orthodox elect new Metropolitan

UKRAINIAN Orthodox believers have elected a new Metropolitan, but trouble may lie ahead

Photo: Solidarity

Photo: Solidarity

Palestinians and others gathered in an east London church to raise money for Gazans affected by the conflict

Inquiry to be held into Irish refugee abortion case

Inquiry to be held into Irish refugee abortion case

A YOUNG refugee, who was raped during a conflict in her native land, was denied an abortion in Ireland despite the agreement by a panel of experts that she was suicidal

Photo: Eye to eye

Photo: Eye to eye

Pope Francis takes in a tour of South Korea, and a fly-over of China

World news in brief

World news in brief

Fire sale boosts Minster's funds | Steep fall in insurance claims by churches | Parents told to teach children, rapture or no rapture

Welby: Church seen as nasty

Welby: Church seen as nasty

ANGLICANS are "like one of those families that, rather than having their arguments in private, hissing at each other and sulking, goes out in the garden and shouts", the Archbishop of Canterbury said on Wednesday of last week, during a visit to Australia

Church rallies as Ferguson protests turn violent

Church rallies as Ferguson protests turn violent

VIOLENT protests have continued in Ferguson, a suburb of St Louis, Missouri, after a black teenager, Michael Brown, was shot dead by a white policeman

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