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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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Keeping the Bard cool

Keeping the Bard cool

One of our greatest Shakespearean actors, Judi Dench, took time out from the 400th-anniversary celebrations to talk to Sarah Meyrick  Subscribe to read more

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Use what power you have to help the poor

Christians can take a lead to promote practical action for those suffering in the housing crisis, says Phil Hemsley  Read More

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Protestant Churches are nearer to RCs than Anglicans are, argues Alexander Faludy https://t.co/T48xhKdlal