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No easy fixes for preventing abuse, warns Freier

No easy fixes for preventing abuse, warns Freier

THE Australian Primate, the Most Revd Dr Philip Freier, Archbishop of Melbourne, appearing before the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, has warned against finding simple answers for abuse

Geert Wilders’s party remains a threat, Dutch Christian ministers warn

Geert Wilders’s party remains a threat, Dutch Christian ministers warn

DUTCH opponents of Geert Wil­ders’s anti-Islamic right-wing popul­ism must not be complacent, despite his setback at last week’s election, Christian ministers have warned

One year on, agencies censure EU’s refugee agreement with Ankara

One year on, agencies censure EU’s refugee agreement with Ankara

ONE year after the EU and Turkey reached an agreement to stop the flow of Syrian and other re­­fugees into Europe, thousands of home­less people stranded in Greece are in a state of despair

Light becomes heavy

Light becomes heavy

Coopers Brewery has cancelled the release of a limited-edition light beer in association with the Bible Society to celebrate the charity’s 200th anniversay in Australia after a “light-hearted” video debate about marriage equality that formed part of its “Keeping it Light” publicity campaign sparked calls for a boycott

Burundian Primate to follow Moxon in Rome

Burundian Primate to follow Moxon in Rome

THE Archbishop of Canterbury has appointed the former Primate of the Anglican Church of Burundi, the Most Revd Bernard Ntahoturi, as the next director of the Anglican Centre in Rome. Archbishop Ntaho­turi will be the first African to take up the post, in September, after the current director, Archbishop David Moxon, retires in June

Escaping violence

Escaping violence

An anima­tion about a young Eritrean girl who journeyed across Africa and Europe to the UK to escape viol­ence in her homeland has been short­listed for the annual Sandford St Martin Awards, in the children’s cate­gory

Mixed tributes for Martin McGuinness

Mixed tributes for Martin McGuinness

THE death of the former IRA chief-of-staff-turned-politician and peace­broker Martin McGuinness, aged 66, early on Tuesday morning, has been met with a mixture of tributes from the senior politicians who helped to broker the Good Friday Agreement, and hostile comments from families who were victims of the IRA campaign of terror which, over 30 years, led to almost 1800 deaths

World news in brief

World news in brief

Mafia ‘godfathers’ banned as godfathers; Kunong ordered to compensate Central African Province; Vatican audience seen as progress after Rwandan genocide; Primate rebukes apologist for Indian Residential Schools

Agencies launch joint emergency appeal for East Africa

Agencies launch joint emergency appeal for East Africa

MORE than 16 million people are at risk of starvation in East Africa, and children are most at risk, aid agencies warned as they launched an emergency appeal for the region this week

Syrians at ‘rock bottom’ as war reaches sixth year

Syrians at ‘rock bottom’ as war reaches sixth year

WAR crimes, disappearances, and the recruiting of children as executioners and prison guards featured in grim retrospectives published on the eve of the sixth anniversary of the Syrian conflict

St Paul’s Pro-Cathedral, Valletta, campaigns to secure its future

St Paul’s Pro-Cathedral, Valletta, campaigns to secure its future

A CAMPAIGN to raise £2.6 million to secure the future of the Anglican pro-cathedral in Malta is being backed by the President of Malta, the Archbishop of Malta, and the Bishop of Gozo

RC bishop who fathered son dies

RC bishop who fathered son dies

THE former RC Bishop of Galway, Dr Eamonn Casey, whose admission in 1992 that he had fa­­thered a son scandalised the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland, has died from Alzheimer’s disease in a nursing home in Co. Clare

Episcopalians back protest over Standing Rock pipeline

Episcopalians back protest over Standing Rock pipeline

THE Standing Rock Sioux Nation, in North Dakota, travelled to Wash­ington, DC, last week to march in protest against the Dakota Access pipeline, alongside thous­ands of people of faith. The project was halted in December, but was later accelerated by President Trump in one of his first actions in the Oval Office (News, 27 January)

With one accord, evensong sung in St Peter’s Basilica

With one accord, evensong sung in St Peter’s Basilica

ANOTHER milestone in relations between Canterbury and Rome was reached in the Vatican on Monday, as Anglican choral evensong was sung for the first time in St Peter’s Basilica

World news in brief

World news in brief

WCC concern at ‘regressive’ Israeli travel ban; Sudan to have autonomous Anglican Church; Bishop Lawrence’s diocese votes to join ACNA

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Mon 27 Mar 17 @ 17:28
Kathryn Wehr follows C. S. Lewis’s example and revisits Dorothy L. Sayers’s radio plays on the life of Christ https://t.co/dsRoTs8V7h

Mon 27 Mar 17 @ 13:20
Geert Wilders’s party remains a threat, Dutch Christian ministers warn https://t.co/cNyv04THMn