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Archbishop of Wales election set for September

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Archbishop of Wales election set for September

- The 13th Archbishop of Wales is set to be elected in September, the Church in Wales has said. The doors of Holy Trinity Church in Llandrindod Wells, Powys, will be locked on 5 September for up to three days for the Electoral College to make its choice. Dr Barry Morgan, who held the office for 14 years, retired in January. In April, the Very Reverend June Osborne replaced him as the Bishop of Llandaff
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Pope Francis prays Angelus for Solemnity of the Assumption

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Pope Francis prays Angelus for Solemnity of the Assumption

- 2017-08-15 Vatican Radio. (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis reflected on the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the Angelus on Tuesday. The feast of the Assumption, also known as Ferragosto, is an important religious and civil holiday in Italy, and thousands of faithful were present in St Peter’s Square to celebrate with the Holy Father. In his remarks, Pope Francis reflected on the Gospel reading, which relates the meeting of Mary with Elizabeth, and records Mary’s triumphant song of praise, the Magnificat
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Dutch fiancé of Johor princess shares his journey in embracing Islam

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Dutch fiancé of Johor princess shares his journey in embracing Islam

- JOHOR BARU: Dutchman Dennis Muhammad Abdullah, who will marry Johor princess Tunku Tun Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah Sultan Ibrahim on Monday has opened up about his interest in learning about Islam which led to him embracing the religion. The 28-year-old former semi-professional footballer said that embracing Islam has given him peace, and he admitted that he initially began learning from Muslim colleagues in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, four years ago
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When is Eid al-Adha 2017 in the UK? Your guide to Eid Mubarak wishes and how to perform Eid al-Adha prayer

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When is Eid al-Adha 2017 in the UK? Your guide to Eid Mubarak wishes and how to perform Eid al-Adha prayer

- Thursday 31 August marks the start of an auspicious week for millions of Muslims around the world, as devotees commence the annual Eid al-Adha celebrations following the end of Hajj, the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca. Despite also being known as 'Eid', the September festival is distinct from Eid al-Fitr, the annual date that comes immediately after Ramadan, which is celebrated in the summer months
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Stop offering euthanasia, Pope Francis tells Belgian Catholics

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Stop offering euthanasia, Pope Francis tells Belgian Catholics

- In May, the Brothers of Charity group announced it would allow doctors to perform euthanasia at its 15 psychiatric hospitals in Belgium, one of only two countries — along with the Netherlands — where doctors are legally allowed to kill people with mental health problems, at their request. To qualify, people must be in a state of “unbearable suffering” and at least three doctors, including one psychiatrist, must be consulted
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Man, 23, arrested on suspicion of arson after Newton Heath mosque attack

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Man, 23, arrested on suspicion of arson after Newton Heath mosque attack

- A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire at a mosque. The Manchester Nasfat Islamic Centre, on Droyslden Road in Newton Heath, was gutted in the blaze in July. Detectives believe a window was forced open before the fire was started with an unknown chemical accelerant. Police couldn’t confirm at the time whether a bottle or canister was used
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Pope Francis to Belgian Catholics: Stop offering euthanasia

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Pope Francis to Belgian Catholics: Stop offering euthanasia

- LONDON (AP) — Pope Francis has ordered a Belgian Catholic charity to stop offering euthanasia in its psychiatric hospitals. In May, the Brothers of Charity group announced it would allow doctors to perform euthanasia at its 15 psychiatric hospitals in Belgium, one of only two countries — along with the Netherlands — where doctors are legally allowed to kill people with mental health problems, at their request
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Pope Francis to Belgian Catholics: Stop offering euthanasia

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Pope Francis to Belgian Catholics: Stop offering euthanasia

- LONDON -- Pope Francis has ordered a Belgian Catholic charity to stop offering euthanasia in its psychiatric hospitals. In May, the Brothers of Charity group announced it would allow doctors to perform euthanasia at its 15 psychiatric hospitals in Belgium, one of only two countries -- along with the Netherlands -- where doctors are legally allowed to kill people with mental health problems, at their request
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Pope at Audience: ‘Divine mercy is foundation of Christian hope’

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Pope at Audience: ‘Divine mercy is foundation of Christian hope’

- 2017-08-09 Vatican Radio. (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis continued his catechesis on Christian hope with pilgrims gathered in the Paul VI Hall for the Wednesday General Audience, saying that God’s mercy as embodied by Jesus both transforms us and renews our hope. In his address to pilgrims at the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis spoke about God’s mercy and forgiveness as the driving force or the “motor” of Christian hope
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Pope Francis' catechesis at General Audience: English Summary

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Pope Francis' catechesis at General Audience: English Summary

- (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis continued his catechesis on Christian hope at the Wednesday General Audience in the Paul VI Hall, reflecting on divine forgiveness as the "driving force of hope". Please find below the official English summary of the Pope's catechesis: In our continuing catechesis, we now consider God’s mercy as the driving force of Christian hope. When Jesus forgives the sinful woman, his action causes scandal, because it overturns the dominant attitude of the time
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Pope Francis decries attack on Nigerian churchgoers, violence in CAR

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Pope Francis decries attack on Nigerian churchgoers, violence in CAR

- 2017-08-09 Vatican Radio. (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis appealed on Wednesday for an end to “every form of hatred and violence”, especially those “perpetrated in places of worship, where the faithful gather to pray”. He was referring to an attack on Catholics attending Sunday Mass in southern Nigeria. At his General Audience, Pope Francis said he “remains deeply saddened by the massacre, which took place last Sunday in Nigeria inside a church, where innocent people were killed
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Trump’s evangelical advisers want a meeting with Pope Francis over controversial article

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Trump’s evangelical advisers want a meeting with Pope Francis over controversial article

- President Donald Trump’s evangelical advisory board is asking Pope Francis for meetings with him and other high-level Vatican officials to discuss “efforts to divide evangelicals and Catholics.” The request comes a few weeks after two of Francis’ closest allies published a critical article about the shared political activism of conservative evangelicals and Catholics, saying it has “an ideology of conquest.” The piece attracted wide attention because of the connection that the authors — an Italian Catholic priest and an Argentine Presbyterian pastor — have to the pope and because of its range: It disparaged everything from conservative evangelicalism and prosperity gospel to the popular idea that the United States is blessed by God
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Amazing aerial pictures show how thousands of travellers have taken over an Oxfordshire field after it was booked out for Christian festival

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Amazing aerial pictures show how thousands of travellers have taken over an Oxfordshire field after it was booked out for Christian festival

- AMAZING aerial pictures have shown thousands of travellers taking over an Oxfordshire field after it was booked out for a Christian festival. More than 3,000 travellers descended on the a quiet town of Thame this weekend for a religious convention organised by the Light and Life Gypsy Church. The festival continues until Friday with some locals responding furiously to the encampment accusing the travellers of inflicting “chaos” and crime on the area
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Pope Francis to highlight Rohingya plight in first papal visit to Burma

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Pope Francis to highlight Rohingya plight in first papal visit to Burma

- ACCORDING to Catholic media outlets, Pope Francis will undertake the first papal visit to Burma (Myanmar) in November, where he will focus on promoting the rights of the persecuted Rohingya Muslim community. While news of the papal visit has not been officially announced, leaks from sources in the Vatican have confirmed a planned historical visit to Burma and Bangladesh, reported the Union of Catholic Asian News on Monday
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Trump’s evangelical advisers want a meeting with Pope Francis over controversial article

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Trump’s evangelical advisers want a meeting with Pope Francis over controversial article

- President Trump’s evangelical advisory board is asking Pope Francis for meetings with him and other high-level Vatican officials to discuss “efforts to divide evangelicals and Catholics.” The request comes a few weeks after two of Francis’s closest allies published an extremely critical article about the shared political activism of conservative evangelicals and Catholics, saying it has “an ideology of conquest.” The piece attracted wide attention because of the connection that the authors — an Italian Catholic priest and an Argentine Presbyterian pastor — have to the pope and because of its range: It disparaged everything from conservative evangelicalism and prosperity gospel to the popular idea that the United States is blessed by God
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Schoolgirl, 16, who fled Germany to join ISIS faces EXECUTION in Iraq – as dramatic video shows her being dragged from jihadi lair in Mosul

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Schoolgirl, 16, who fled Germany to join ISIS faces EXECUTION in Iraq – as dramatic video shows her being dragged from jihadi lair in Mosul

- A SCHOOLGIRL who fled Germany to join ISIS faces execution after dramatic video footage emerged showing her being dragged from an ISIS lair in Mosul. Linda Wenzel, 16, looks filthy, dazed and wounded as her capture is filmed by an Iraqi soldier from the Islamic State stronghold. Footage aired on the German newspaper Bild’s website for the first time today shows the girl, dubbed the “belle of Mosul” screaming as she is put through “walk of shame”
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Pope sends video message to Church in Peru

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Pope sends video message to Church in Peru

- 2017-08-07 Vatican Radio. (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a video message to Catholics in Peru, ahead of his planned pastoral visit there next January. The short video message was published on the website of the archdiocese of Lima by Archbishop Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne. In the message Pope Francis talks about the wealth of human resources that characterize the past and present of the Church in the South American nation
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  • Archbishop of Wales election set for September
    Archbishop of Wales election set for September

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    The 13th Archbishop of Wales is set to be elected in September, the Church in Wales has said. The doors of Holy Trinity Church in Llandrindod Wells, Powys, will be locked on 5 September for up to three days for the Electoral College to make its choice. Dr Barry Morgan, who held the office for 14 years, retired in January. In April, the Very Reverend June Osborne replaced him as the Bishop of Llandaff
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  • Archbishop of Wales election set for September
    Archbishop of Wales election set for September

    , bbc.co.uk

    The 13th Archbishop of Wales is set to be elected in September, the Church in Wales has said. The doors of Holy Trinity Church in Llandrindod Wells, Powys, will be locked on 5 September for up to three days for the Electoral College to make its choice. Dr Barry Morgan, who held the office for 14 years, retired in January. In April, the Very Reverend June Osborne replaced him as the Bishop of Llandaff
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  • Trump’s evangelical advisers want a meeting with Pope Francis over controversial article
    Trump’s evangelical advisers want a meeting with Pope Francis over controversial article

    , sltrib.com

    President Donald Trump’s evangelical advisory board is asking Pope Francis for meetings with him and other high-level Vatican officials to discuss “efforts to divide evangelicals and Catholics.” The request comes a few weeks after two of Francis’ closest allies published a critical article about the shared political activism of conservative evangelicals and Catholics, saying it has “an ideology of conquest.” The piece attracted wide attention because of the connection that the authors — an Italian Catholic priest and an Argentine Presbyterian pastor — have to the pope and because of its range: It disparaged everything from conservative evangelicalism and prosperity gospel to the popular idea that the United States is blessed by God
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