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Plymouth: Bishop urges Government to allow churches to open soon

ScreenshotIn an extended Pastoral Message for the feast day of St Boniface (5th June), Patron of the Diocese of Plymouth, Bishop Mark O’Toole, expressed his hope that the Government “will see sense soon” and permit the opening of, at least some, Churches for personal prayer.

Reflecting on the life of St Boniface, who was born and grew up in Devon, and who became the ‘Apostle of Germany’, Bishop M…

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Pax Christi Metro New York statement on murder of George Floyd and eruption of a nation on fire

“Beloved: Wait for and hasten the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved in flames and the elements melted by fire. But according to God’s promise we await new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells…. Therefore, beloved, since you are forewarned, be on your guard not to be led into the error of the unprincipled and to fall from you…

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The Pope Video – June 2020 – Compassion for the world

Many people in the world are suffering, and not just due to the pandemic we’ve been experiencing. As Pope Francis said last month, people are also affected by other pandemics, such as “the pandemic of wars, hunger, and many others” (5/14/2020).

What can we do? How can we avoid falling into indifference? The Pope shows us the way: compassion. It is the best help we can offer them, through …

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ACN: Family of abducted girl, 14, take case to High Court

Maira's sister Sylvia, brother Ibrahim, mother Nighat and sister  Saira © ACNA Christian family in Pakistan have gone to the High Court in their fight to win back their 14-year-old girl, who they say was abducted by a man who forced her to marry him and demanded she abandon her faith.

Lawyer Khalil Tahir Sandhu confirmed to Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) that yesterday (Tuesday, 2nd June) he submitted a petition to Lahore High Court Chief Justice…

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On World Environment Day – 5 June – a new report published shows how the mining industry has taken advantage of the pandemic to boost profits. It highlights the human and environmental abuses associated with mining.

Since March, the mining industry has been declared ‘essential’ in many countries worldwide, enabling it to operate amid government lockdowns with devastating results, accordin…

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St Boniface
Bishop and martyr. St Boniface was born around 680AD to a Saxon farming family near Crediton in Devon. He was baptised as Wynfrith. Educated in monast…  Read More