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Nigerian Catholics Support Boko Haram Victims & Their Babies
Last edited 28th May 2015

Many escapees of the terrorist group Boko Haram include women and girls who are pregnant as a result of rape, and Nigeria's Catholics have been swift to show solidarity and support for the victims.


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Irish Vote Deprives Children of Right to have a Mother and a Father
Last edited 25th May 2015

Changing the legislated meaning of marriage, changes the meaning of parenting under the law, says Chris Meney, Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Sydney. The success of the "yes vote" to amend Ireland's constitution and legalise same-sex marriage was a reminder that even with the best of motives, we can all make decisions which will have bad consequences, he says.


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Irish Church Leaders Respond to Referendum Outcome
Last edited 25th May 2015

Ireland has voted to legalise same-sex marriage. The archbishops and bishops of the Church of Ireland said in a statement that they wished to affirm that in deciding by referendum to alter the State’s legal definition of marriage, the people had acted fully within their rights. They clarified, however, that: “The Church of Ireland... defines marriage as between a man and a woman, and the result of this referendum does not alter this.”


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Pope Francis: Pray that China’s Catholics will be United to the Pope
Last edited 20th May 2015

At the conclusion of his May 20 general audience, Pope Francis asked Catholics around the world to pray for the Church in China on May 24. On that day, “Catholics in China will be praying with devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Help of Christians, at the Shrine of Sheshan in Shanghai,” Pope Francis said. “In the statue overlooking the shrine, Mary is holding up her Son, presenting Him to the world with arms open in a gesture of love and mercy.”

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Equality Law is Destroying Religious Freedom
Last edited 20th May 2015

Equality law in Northern Ireland is being used to destroy individual freedom, a leading Catholic barrister has said. Following a legal ruling in Northern Ireland, in which a judge ruled that a bakery run by Christians discriminated against a gay customer by refusing to bake a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan, Neil Addison wrote on his personal blog:


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Irish Philosopher Comments on Marriage Referendum
Last edited 18th May 2015

According to Irish philosopher Fr Brendan Purcell, introducing same-sex marriage in Ireland is legally even more catastrophic than it has been in England because of the special constitutional protections for the family in Ireland.


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Pakistan Gunmen Kill 45 on Karachi Ismaili Shia Bus
Last edited 14th May 2015

At least 45 people have been killed and 13 injured in a gun attack on a bus carrying Ismaili Shia Muslims in the Pakistani city of Karachi, police say.Police said six gunmen on motorcycles had stopped the bus and fired indiscriminately at passengers.Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has condemned the attack and ordered an investigation.Pakistani Taliban splinter group Jundullah and Islamic State (IS) both said they had carried out the attack.

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I’m Flying ‘Home’ to Australia. Meanwhile Kumar Treks 70km to his Devastated Village…
Last edited 6th May 2015

This is the last time I stood with Kumar Gurung. It’s been five days since we had this photo together, and I haven’t heard from him in the last four.


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Baltimore Archbishop: With God, a Broken City Can Heal
Last edited 30th April 2015

After both peaceful protests and violent riots following the death of an African American man in the custody of the Baltimore police, the local archbishop appealed to prayer and truth as means of healing and restoring human dignity.


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Nigerian Army Rescues Nearly 300 Women from Sambisa Forest
Last edited 28th April 2015

Good news! The Nigerian military says it has rescued 200 girls and 93 women from an area where the Islamist militant group Boko Haram is active. However, it said the girls abducted from a school in Chibok in April 2014 were not among them.


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