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Faith leaders play crucial role in fighting Ebola

Isolation ward Uganda 2000 - WikiWith the number of Ebola cases continuing to rise dramatically across West Africa, CAFOD is working with priests, imams and traditional religious leaders to save lives in remote communities.In Sierra Leone, Guinea and ... [Published Independent Catholic News - 14 hours ago]
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Westminster: Students unite across cultures to create change

Houses of Parliament - ICNAs the election year starts, 30 young global leaders from different religious and cultural backgrounds are getting together to make an impact across the country. The university students on 3FF’s leadership programme ParliaMentors ... [Published Independent Catholic News - 10 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Scotland: Archbishops urge people to vote in Referendum

Both of Scotland’s Catholic Archbishops; Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow and Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews and Edinburgh, will this weekend ((30 & 31 August) distribute pastoral messages on the Independence Referendum to be read at all ... [Published Independent Catholic News - 19 hours ago]
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Holy Land: after Gaza ceasefire, Bishop appeals for pilgrims to visit

After a ceasefire agreement was reached on August 26 between Israel and Hamas, Bishop Ibrahim Shomali, the Latin Patriarchal vicar in Jerusalem, welcomed the end of hostilities and invited people from all over the world to resume pilgrimages to the Holy ... [Published Independent Catholic News - 19 hours ago]
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National Churches Trust launchs free online church maintenance surgeries

Rev Anne Dowdeswell, Fr Nicholas Edwards, online with Sarah CrosslandCaring for a church, chapel or meeting house can be a complex task, especially if a building is old or listed. With so many different aspects to managing a church building, it can be ... [Published Independent Catholic News - 20 hours ago]
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Best church architecture awards

Architects have until 3 October 2014 to enter their church building and church conservation projects for two national awards: The Presidents' Award and the King of Prussia Gold Medal.The Presidents' AwardNew church buildings and new designs in church ... [Published Independent Catholic News - 20 hours ago]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Iraq: Order of Malta brings medical aid to refugees fleeing IS

Refugees shelter in Shaklawa schoolMalteser International, the worldwide relief agency of the Order of Malta, will be providing medical assistance for 10,000 displaced Christians and minorities in north Iraq over the next three three months. A shipment ... [Published Independent Catholic News - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Syria: Bishop appeals for international peace force to hold back IS

Bishop Antoine AudoThe Chaldean Bishop of Aleppo, Syria, Antoine Audo has appealed for an international peace force to hold back the onslaught of the Islamic State militants advancing in Syria and Iraq.In an interview with the Vatican Radio Italian Service, ... [Published Independent Catholic News - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Film: Open Bethlehem - preview and Q@A with director and Melvyn Bragg

There will be a preview screening of Open Bethlehem -  followed by an interview with Palestinian director Leila Sansour by broadcaster Melvyn Bragg, a Q&A  and reception - on Wednesday 24 September 2014 at 7pm at the Royal Geographical Society, Londo ... [Published Independent Catholic News - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Viewpoint: Challenging the Just War theory

Tony MaglianoIs there such a thing as a just war? Can the massive death and destruction of armed conflict ever be morally justified by followers of the Prince of Peace?For the first disciples of Christ the answer was a resounding “No!” During the first ... [Published Independent Catholic News - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Gaza: UN update on humanitarian situation

Bullet-riddled facades, collapsed houses and buildings, roofs ripped. Gaza is a ravaged landscape.  Few neighborhoods were spared from the fighting and bombings. The latest report from OCHA Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs of the United ... [Published Independent Catholic News - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Pope urges parish communities to support each other

Pope Francis greeted thousands of pilgrims gathered in St Peter's Square today for his General Audience. During his catechesis,  the Holy Father stressed the importance of unity in the Church and in our lives.We, the members of the Church, are all sinners, ... [Published Independent Catholic News - Aug 27 2014]

Quotes

Archbishop Tartaglia commented:  "The Scottish Independence Referendum is now just a short time away. Along with theBishops of Scotland, who are deeply conscious of the importance of this referendum, I encourage and urge all those eligible to vote to do so with complete freedom of choice and in accordance with their prayerful judgment of what is best for the future. May God guide us and bless us in whatever choice we make in good conscience.”"
"It is, once again, safe to resume pilgrimages to the Holy Land, and we encourage you to visit this beloved and beleaguered land. Even during the height of the war, there were several courageous pilgrims who traveled from afar to walk in the footsteps of Jesus."
Sarah Crossland said:  "Our free Skype online church maintenance surgeries will help places of worship wanting to manage their buildings more effectively and efficiently."
...special 'affectionate greetings' to all the English-speaking pilgrims and visitors present - including those from England, Malta and Canada.  "May Jesus Christ confirm you in faith and make you witnesses of the holiness and unity of the Church.  May God bless you all!"

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