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Pope Francis salutes Lithuania’s first Soviet-era martyr

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Pope Francis salutes Lithuania’s first Soviet-era martyr

- 2017-06-25 Vatican Radio. (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis sent special greetings to Lithuanian Catholics on Sunday as he recalled the Beatification, in Vilnius, of the nation’s first Soviet-era martyr. “Today in Vilnius, Bishop Teofilius Matulionis, who was murdered because of hatred towards the faith in 1962 when he was almost 90-years-old, will be Beatified” the Pope said to the pilgrims gathered in St

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Brexit commission needed to draw poison from debate: Archbishop

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Brexit commission needed to draw poison from debate: Archbishop

- The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, called on Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday to set up a cross-party commission to “draw much of the poison” from the debate over Britain’s decision to exit the European Union. In an article written for the Mail on Sunday newspaper, Welby, spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion of millions of Christians globally, said Britons remain deeply divided over Brexit after negotiations got under way last week

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La fête de rupture du jeûne du ramadan, l'Aïd el-Fitr, fixée à dimanche en France

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La fête de rupture du jeûne du ramadan, l'Aïd el-Fitr, fixée à dimanche en France

- Fixer les dates de début et de fin du ramadan a parfois viré au casse-tête, entre les adeptes du calcul astronomique à l'avance et ceux qui observent la lune. Le ramadan a été particulièrement éprouvant cette année avec des journées toujours plus longues et un épisode de canicule. Commencé le 27 mai, il touche désormais à sa fin. Les musulmans de France fêteront dimanche 25 juin l'Aïd el-Fitr, la fête de la rupture du jeûne, a annoncé samedi 24 juin le Conseil français du culte musulman (CFCM) dans un communiqué

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Brexit commission needed to draw poison from debate: Archbishop

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Brexit commission needed to draw poison from debate: Archbishop

- LONDON The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, called on Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday to set up a cross-party commission to "draw much of the poison" from the debate over Britain's decision to exit the European Union. In an article written for the Mail on Sunday newspaper, Welby, spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion of millions of Christians globally, said Britons remain deeply divided over Brexit after negotiations got under way last week

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Hundreds of pilgrims flock to housewife's home after face of Jesus 'appears imprinted on tortilla'

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Hundreds of pilgrims flock to housewife's home after face of Jesus 'appears imprinted on tortilla'

- Pilgrims are flocking to a woman's home after she claimed an image of Jesus Christ "miraculously" appeared imprinted on a flour tortilla. Housewife Iris Suyapa Caceres Castellanos was having dinner with her niece when they opened a bag of tortillas and noticed the "divine apparition". Ms Castellanos "felt something coming into my body from the soles of my feet" when she saw the Son of God burned in the centre of the flat bread

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Aïd el-Fitr. La fin du ramadan, c’est pour demain

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Aïd el-Fitr. La fin du ramadan, c’est pour demain

- C’est demain dimanche que prendra fin le jeûne pour les musulmans. Le Conseil français du culte musulman (CFCM) a fixé au 25 juin la date de l’Aïd el-Fitr, la fête marquant la fin du ramadan. Ce samedi soir, le Conseil français du culte musulman (CFCM) réuni à la Grande mosquée de Paris, a fixé à demain dimanche la fête de l’Aïd el-Fitr célébrant la fin du ramadan

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Eid: How is the start of the Muslim festival determined?

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Eid: How is the start of the Muslim festival determined?

- The end of Ramadan is marked by the key religious holiday of Eid al-Fitr, in which Muslim families worldwide gather for the "feast of breaking the fast". But for such a major global event, working out when it will happen is surprisingly complicated - as Ahmen Khawaja and Amir Rawash explain. The power of the moon As the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan approaches, many of the world's 1

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When does Ramadan 2017 end? UK dates, timetable, how to fast and what to pray on the 27th night as Eid al-Fitr begins

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When does Ramadan 2017 end? UK dates, timetable, how to fast and what to pray on the 27th night as Eid al-Fitr begins

- There are almost three million Muslims in the UK, and they have been busy marking holy month of Ramadan , which is observed every year. Many of us know in general terms what the event entails - fasting and prayer are in there, of course, as are family gatherings. But did you know that because the festival is associated with lunar cycles, it moves around 11 days or so every year? For those who don't know Ramadan is a period of fasting observed by Muslim adults to celebrate the Muhammad receiving the Quran

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Alleged terrorist murderer drove van into mosque worshippers in 'deliberate and premeditated' attack, court told

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Alleged terrorist murderer drove van into mosque worshippers in 'deliberate and premeditated' attack, court told

- An alleged terrorist murderer drove his hired van into worshippers outside a mosque in a “deliberate and premeditated” attack, it is claimed. Darren Osborne was said to have been motivated by a hatred of Muslims and “extreme political views”. Tattooed Osborne, 47, appeared at Westminster magistrates court with a black eye and wearing a white T-shirt and grey tracksuit bottoms. He allegedly ploughed into the group as they headed home from prayers early on Monday, killing one and injuring 10 others

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Pope to Serra International: Keep moving forward with courage

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Pope to Serra International: Keep moving forward with courage

- 2017-06-23 Vatican Radio. (Vatican Radio) “Keep moving forward with courage, creativity and boldness.” Those were Pope Francis’ words to Serra International whom he met on Friday on the occasion of their 75th convention. To quote St John Paul II, Serrans “accept as their responsibility the promotion of vocations to the priesthood and religious life”, and on Friday, his successor to the See of Peter, Pope Francis said that above all else a Serran, “is a special friend whom the Lord has brought into the lives of seminarians and priests

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Concern for welfare of missing priest

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Concern for welfare of missing priest

- Concerns are growing for a priest who has been missing from a church in Edinburgh since Tuesday. Father Martin Xavier Vazhachira, from the St John The Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Corstorphine, was last seen there at about 13:00. Police said the 33-year-old had been in Edinburgh since October last year and liked to take walks around the Corstorphine Hill area

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German ambassador to China calls for release of bishop

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German ambassador to China calls for release of bishop

- Germany’s ambassador to China has called on authorities to end the confinement of a Catholic bishop, seen as evidence of the suppression of the church within the officially atheistic country. Ambassador Michael Clauss says Bishop Shao Zhumin appears to be confined at home after having been forced to move to unknown locations four times in less than a year. Clauss said in the statement posted to the German Embassy’s website Tuesday that Shao’s “full freedom of movement should be restored

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Pope to ROACO recalls suffering of Eastern-rite Christians

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Pope to ROACO recalls suffering of Eastern-rite Christians

- 2017-06-22 Vatican Radio. (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday met with members of ROACO, (Reunion of Aid Agencies for the Oriental Churches) who have been holding their 90th plenary assembly in Rome this week. The meeting brings Church leaders from countries across the Middle East, Asia and Eastern Europe together with donor organisations which raise funds for Christians in the Eastern-rite Churches

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Pope Francis pays tribute to "Italy's parish priest"

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Pope Francis pays tribute to "Italy's parish priest"

- 2017-06-20 Vatican Radio. (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Tuesday made a pilgrimage to northern Italy to honor two 20th-century parish priests whose commitment to the poor and powerless challenged many faithful - inside and outside the Vatican - to step outside their comfort zones. The Pope flew by helicopter to Bozzolo, near Cremona in the region of Lombardy, to pray at the tomb of Don Primo Mazzolari, parish priest of a small town, a scholar who wrote about St

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Mum of Finsbury Park Mosque terror suspect screamed in horror after seeing son on TV

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Mum of Finsbury Park Mosque terror suspect screamed in horror after seeing son on TV

- THE mum of Finsbury Park suspect Darren Osborne yesterday told how she screamed in horror as she spotted him in TV footage of the attack. Christine, 72, who said her son was not a terrorist and had never shown any hatred towards Muslims, sobbed as she added: “This is every mother’s worst nightmare. “I’m at my wit’s end. I saw him on TV and recognised him straight away

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Deadly London mosque van attacker identified as Darren Osborne, 47, of Cardiff

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Deadly London mosque van attacker identified as Darren Osborne, 47, of Cardiff

- A van ploughed into worshippers near a London mosque, injuring 10 people, two of them seriously, in what Prime Minister Theresa May said was a sickening terrorist attack on Muslims. A man held by police over attack has been identified as 47-year-old father of four Darren Osborne, from Cardiff. The vehicle swerved into a group of mainly North and West African people shortly after midnight on Monday (11am NZ Time) as they left prayers at the Muslim Welfare House and the nearby Finsbury Park Mosque in north London, one of the biggest in Britain

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Europe: Van rams worshippers leaving London mosque, killing one person

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Europe: Van rams worshippers leaving London mosque, killing one person

- A van ploughed into worshippers leaving a London mosque on Monday, killing at least one person and injuring 10 others in what witnesses said was a deliberate attack on Muslims. The hired vehicle swerved into a group of people leaving prayers shortly after midnight at the Finsbury Park Mosque, one of the biggest in the country, witnesses said. The attack comes during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan

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    Brexit commission needed to draw poison from debate: Archbishop

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    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, called on Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday to set up a cross-party commission to “draw much of the poison” from the debate over Britain’s decision to exit the European Union. In an article written for the Mail on Sunday newspaper, Welby, spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion of millions of Christians globally, said Britons remain deeply divided over Brexit after negotiations got under way last week

     

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    The Paris France Temple is the Church’s 156th operating temple worldwide and the first in France. It will serve approximately 38,000 Church members. Exterior art glass: The clear glass and colorful art glass windows feature a variety of floral patterns. The motifs are reflective of plants indigenous to France and are based on the floral designs of Monet’s gardens. Landscaping: A total of 80 trees, 583 shrubs, 1,249 hedges and 14 climbing plants and flowers native to France, including 1,415 bulbous plants, adorn the temple’s multi-level grounds

     

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  • Aïd el-Fitr. La fin du ramadan, c’est pour demain
    Aïd el-Fitr. La fin du ramadan, c’est pour demain

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    C’est demain dimanche que prendra fin le jeûne pour les musulmans. Le Conseil français du culte musulman (CFCM) a fixé au 25 juin la date de l’Aïd el-Fitr, la fête marquant la fin du ramadan. Ce samedi soir, le Conseil français du culte musulman (CFCM) réuni à la Grande mosquée de Paris, a fixé à demain dimanche la fête de l’Aïd el-Fitr célébrant la fin du ramadan

     

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