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Deadly fire at Brazilian nightclub

POPE BENEDICT XVI has expressed shock at the news of a fire at a nightclub in Brazil on Saturday, in which at least 232 people were killed. In a telegram to the Archbishop of Santa Maria, the Most Revd Hélio Adelar Ruper, the Pope expressed his "deepest condolences" to victims' families. 

Sri Lankan bishop condemns Church's silence

THE Bishop of Colombo, the Rt Revd Dhiloraj Canagasabey, ...

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