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Australian bishop exposes cover-up of serial abuse

Australian bishop exposes cover-up of serial abuse

THE Bishop of Newcastle, New South Wales, the Rt Revd Greg Thompson, has publicly condemned his diocese’s previous handling of sexual-abuse cases, accusing former diocesan personnel of removing documents and covering up serial offending

UN appeals for ceasefire to help reach besieged Syrians

UN appeals for ceasefire to help reach besieged Syrians

THE United Nations has appealed to all sides in the Syria conflict to observe an immediate 48-hour ceasefire, to enable aid to reach tens of thousands of civilians trapped in the besieged northern city of Aleppo

Children still affected by El Niño in Africa

Children still affected by El Niño in Africa

TENS of thousands of children in the southern regions of Africa are dropping out of school and being forced into early marriage or child labour as a direct result of El Niño, aid agencies have warned in a new report

Iranian is pastor re-arrested

Iranian is pastor re-arrested

AN IRANIAN pastor acquitted of apostasy after being sentenced to death has been re-arrested and charged with “acting against national security”, the religious freedom charity Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CWS) has said

World news in brief

World news in brief

Communion responds to South Sudan’s cry for help; Agencies prepare for ‘devastating’ impact of Mosul action; Agencies prepare for ‘devastating’ impact of Mosul action; South Africa prepares for a decade of discipleship

Germany mourns

Germany mourns

A woman with the tributes left near the Olympia shopping center in Munich, after a man shot nine people dead there, last Friday

By still waters

By still waters

Two buffaloes gather by the waters of the Chebayesh marsh in Nassiriya, south-east of Baghdad

Terrorist attackers murder elderly priest in Rouen

Terrorist attackers murder elderly priest in Rouen

A PRIEST has been killed in a knife attack in a church in northern France and one person critically injured after two armed men took several worshippers hostage, today. The men were later shot and killed by police after one of the nuns escaped and raised the alarm

‘Draconian’ effect for Christians of Russian anti-terrorism laws

‘Draconian’ effect for Christians of Russian anti-terrorism laws

SWEEPING new anti-terrorism laws in Russia will stop Christians preaching, teaching, or sharing their faith, charities have warned

Fall-out from Canadian same-sex vote continues

<span>Fall-out from Canadian same-sex vote continues</span>

THE Primate of Canada, the Most Revd Fred Hiltz, has said that he cannot prevent diocesan bishops in Canada from solemnising same-sex marriages, even though canon law cannot be changed until 2019

Turkish government cracks down after failed coup

<span>Turkish government cracks down after failed coup</span>

ABOUT 50,000 people, including 3000 judges and more than 15,000 teachers, have been suspended or sacked from their positions in Turkey as the government responds to last weekend’s failed coup attempt. Troops took to the streets, and warplanes fired missiles at the

Churches leaders alarmed by unrest in Zimbabwe

Churches leaders alarmed by unrest in Zimbabwe

CHURCH leaders in Zimbabwe have expressed “concern and alarm” at the socio-economic crisis that is unfolding in the country, as protests against the government continue

Critics denounce Israel's new 'transparency' law  

Critics denounce Israel

THE Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has defended a new “transparency” law for foreign-funded NGOs, despite a wave of international criticism

Corruption charge investigated against Pakistani police

<span>Corruption charge investigated against Pakistani police</span>

POLICE are to be investigated for corruption for the arrest of 42 Christians at a church in Faisalabad, Pakistan, after the intervention of the British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA)

Attendance at mass 'beats depression'  

Attendance at mass

WOMEN who attend church regularly are much less likely to kill themselves, a study published last month has suggested

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Fri 29 Jul 16 @ 14:27
Shakespeare re-imagined as liturgy https://t.co/WnCZo3qcUP

Fri 29 Jul 16 @ 14:11
@VictorBethell Are you the one holding the placard?