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19 September 2014

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Mass sacrament:Pope Francis married 20 couples during a mass in St Peter's Basilica in Rome on Sunday. Some of them were cohabiting, and one bridegroom's previous marriage had been annulled

Mass sacrament:Pope Francis married 20 couples during a mass in St Peter's Basilica in Rome on Sunday. Some of them were cohabiting, and one bridegr...

Condemn IS actions, Patriarch tells Arab leaders

THE religious leaders of Muslim countries must raise their voices to condemn the actions of the IS, the Chaldean Patriarch of Babylon and Archbishop of Baghdad, the Most Revd Louis Raphael Sako, said on Tuesday. "We are calling on the religious leaders of the Muslim countries to issue a fatwa against the killing of any human being, not just other Muslims," he told a news conference organised by the Vatican mission to the United Nations in Geneva. "So far, their voice has been very timid. . . It needs boots on the ground: just bombing is no solution. But these should perhaps be Arab boots. . . This is primarily the responsibility of the Arab states."

 

Church-building collapse leaves scores dead in Nigeria

MORE than 60 people were killed in Lagos last Friday, after a building in the compound of the Synagogue Church of All Nations collapsed while three extra storeys were being added. The church is led by Prophet T. B. Joshua, a TV evangelist with a global following. At least 130 people have been rescued from the rubble.

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