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World Mission Month 2017

Last edited 22nd October 2017

World Mission Day is celebrated every year in every country wherever there are Catholics committed to building a better world for all of God's people, a world where everyone has all they need to live a dignified and fulfilling life. It is the day on which we reflect on the urgency to proclaim the Gospel in our times.

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Ardern Takes Up the Reins in New Zealand

Last edited 20th October 2017

New Zealand's next prime minister Jacinda Ardern is taking up the reins of leadership and her first task is appointing a cabinet with 28 Labour, NZ First and Green Party MPs in it.

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Somalia: At Least 230 Dead in Mogadishu Blast

Last edited 17th October 2017

A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday is now known to have killed at least 230 people, police say.

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Australia to host Catholic Youth Festival Amid Same Sex Marriage and Euthanasia Debates

Last edited 16th October 2017

Almost 10 years after hosting World Youth Day, the land down under is gathering thousands of youth together once again for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival from December 7-9.

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Austria Set to Elect World's Youngest Leader

Last edited 16th October 2017

Austria's conservative People's Party, led by 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, is set to win the country's general election, projections suggest.

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Christians Facing Worst persecution in History, Report Says

Last edited 12th October 2017

Aid to the Church in Need accuses the international community of failing to take the situation seriously enough

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Boko Haram Suspects on Trial in Nigeria's Kainji town

Last edited 9th October 2017

The first in a series of trials of more than 6,600 people, accused of being members of militant Islamist group Boko Haram, has opened in Nigeria.

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Catalan Referendum: Region's Independence 'In Matter of Days'

Last edited 3rd October 2017

Catalonia will declare independence from Spain in a matter of days, the leader of the autonomous region has told the BBC.

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Deadliest Mass Shooting in US History: Vegas Death Toll hits 58, More than 500 Injured

Last edited 2nd October 2017

The IS group claimed the 64-year-old Nevada man behind the Sunday night massacre, Stephen Craig Paddock, was one of its "soldiers" but the FBI said it had found no such connection so far.

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US Senate Committee Advances Bill to Aid Christians in Iraq

Last edited 21st September 2017

A Senate committee on Tuesday voted to advance a bill that seeks to ensure U.S. aid reaches Christian genocide victims in Iraq.

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