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Mosul Christians: IS are 'Grandsons of Satan'

Last edited 27th November 2016

Almost six weeks after the Iraqi army launched its offensive to drive so-called Islamic State (IS) out of the city of Mosul, it has only regained control of a handful of districts in the east. The BBC's Richard Galpin has been into some of these villages to speak to Christian survivors who are picking up the pieces.


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30th Anniversary of Saint Pope John Paul ll's Address to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Last edited 24th November 2016

This Sunday, 27th of November marks the 30th Anniversary of the visit of Saint Pope John Paul ll to Australia and his address to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. This is an excerpt of what he said:


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At Least 119 Killed as India Train Derails

Last edited 21st November 2016

At least 119 people are dead and more than 150 injured after an Indian express train derailed in northern state of Uttar Pradesh, with the toll set to rise amid a scramble to locate survivors.


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NZ Priest Hitches a Flight to Celebrate Mass after Quake

Last edited 17th November 2016

Passionist Father Pat McIndoe of Marlborough planned to "hitch a ride" on a flight into Kaikoura today, parish administrator Ginetta Petersen said yesterday.


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Cuba Pardons 787 Inmates After Pope's Call for Mercy

Last edited 15th November 2016

Those pardoned include female, young and sick prisoners but not those who have committed "extremely dangerous" crimes such as murder or rape, a statement read.


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German Police Arrest Five in Raid on 'IS Network'

Last edited 8th November 2016

Five people linked to the so-called Islamic State (IS) group have been arrested in co-ordinated raids in Germany, including a senior Islamist figure, reports say.


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God’s Grace in Prison Chaplaincy

Last edited 7th November 2016

Source : Selina Hasham, Archdiocese of Sydney


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The American student who gave Cambodian children a chance to get clean

Last edited 2nd November 2016

When an American student saw a Cambodian woman washing her child with detergent, he was horrified. But then he thought of a place he could get large quantities of soap free of charge. Two years later, he's already supplying villagers with a safe way to keep clean, and also with jobs.


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A 'Box of Tricks': How an Abandoned Piano delighted a Sydney neighbourhood

Last edited 27th October 2016

It stood abandoned for a day in an inner-Sydney street, bringing unexpected delight to everyone within earshot. An old piano, dumped on the side of O'Connor Street in Chippendale, proved irresistible to a stream of passersby who stopped to tickle the ivories.


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Meeting Mother Teresa

Last edited 27th October 2016

Mother Teresa passed into eternal life in 1997. Many people had the good fortune to meet her personally, but I never did. Or did I? On a family visit to Washington, D.C., in 2007, our missionary friend, Patrick, took us to an AIDS hospice run by Mother Teresa’s order, the Missionaries of Charity.


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