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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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Where the track leads from Rio

Where the track leads from Rio

As the Olympic participants head home from Rio, Nick Watson explores the growing relationship between sport and the Churches  Subscribe to read more

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A Broadway guide to the narrow way

Christians could learn much from a revolutionary musical sensation, argues Rachel Mann  Subscribe to read more

Sun 28 Aug 16 @ 20:00
Newly released archive material reveals the origins of Thomas Barnardo’s foster-care scheme. Pat Ashworth reports https://t.co/HLJjNv1X3z

Sun 28 Aug 16 @ 18:54
China’s ban on crosses is extended to hospitals https://t.co/iNqlz4v6Uy