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Alfie Evans dies after long-running legal battle

Alfie Evans dies after long-running legal battle

by: Rose Gamble , Christopher Lamb - The Tablet in World News,

Announcing the news on Facebook, the boy’s father, Tom Evans, wrote: “Our baby boy grew his wings tonight at 2:30am. We are heart broken. Thank you everyone for all your support.” Pope Francis, who met with Tom Evans last week, signalled his support for the Bambino Gesu to care for the toddler, also responded to the news today. "I am deeply moved by the death of little Alfie," he tweeted. "Today I pray especially for his parents as God the Father receives him in his tender embrace." 

Sri Lanka hopes for reconciliation at last

Sri Lanka hopes for reconciliation at last

by: Jehan Perera, Colombo - UCAN in World News,

Among the key issues will be the government's reconciliation process, which has two primary components — constitutional reform that will ensure improved sharing of power between the ethnic majority and minorities, and transitional justice that will ensure accountability for rights violations in Sri Lanka's three-decade-long war.

2018: The Year when public Opinion will swing decisively againts BREXIT.

2018: The Year when public Opinion will swing decisively againts BREXIT.

by: Clifford Longley - The Tablet in World News,

My prediction for 2018? That this is the year when public opinion will swing decisively against Brexit. The polls are already suggesting it. There is nothing on the horizon likely to reverse it. And the Tories are blithely walking into a trap partly of their own devising, which they are nothing like clever enough to avoid.

Macron is a realistic who tells the truth

Macron is a realistic who tells the truth

by: Sylvie Goulard - The Guardian in World News,

Macron is proudly pro-European. He has taken the “risk” of a founding EU country of not just standing by its commitments to the EU, but proposing to strengthen them. Reform of the EU is needed. Macron is proposing to work with his European partners to strengthen and develop it.

Sectarian strife still plagues Sri Lanka

Sectarian strife still plagues Sri Lanka

by: ucanews.com reporter, Colombo in World News,

Despite the war between the majority Sinhalese and minority Tamil dying down in 2009, embers of sectarian and religious conflict remain, according to rights activists and church officials.

A window into heaven... and hell

A window into heaven... and hell

by: Abe Howken - MailOnline in World News,

A window into heaven... and hell: As another battered Iraqi town is liberated from the evil clutch of ISIS, Christians celebrate their first mass in two years while the Battle for Mosul enters its third week.

Something positive for religious minorities in India

Something positive for religious minorities in India

by: ucanews.com reporters in World News,

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's all-conquering Bharatiyta Janata Party (BJP) was brushed aside in Delhi state elections on Tuesday with anti-corruption campaigner Arvind Kejriwal’s party winning by a landslide. This APP victory in its wake will bring greater security to religious minorities in general and Christians in particular.

More than 2,100 confirmed dead in Afghan landslides

More than 2,100 confirmed dead in Afghan landslides

by: The Guardian in World News,

At least 2,100 people were killed in massive landslides that struck a remote region of Afghanistan on Friday. A spokesman for the governor in Badakhshan province, bordering Tajikistan, said on Saturday that 2,100 people had been confirmed dead after a village was buried in up to 100 metres of mud.

Sainthood 'spectacular' draws faithful to the Vatican

Sainthood 'spectacular' draws faithful to the Vatican

by: David Willey - BBC News in World News,

St Peter's Square this weekend becomes the stage for one of the most spectacular events ever celebrated by the Roman Catholic Church. The Vatican will hold the simultaneous canonisation by Pope Francis of two 20th-Century popes, who led the transition of the world's oldest international organisation into the modern world - John XXIII and John Paul II.

South Sudan rebels, government start ceasefire talks

South Sudan rebels, government start ceasefire talks

by: Aaron Maasho - Mail&Guardian in World News,

South Sudan's rebels and a government delegation have begun peace talks in Ethiopia to try end fighting that has killed at least 1 000 people. The South Sudan Project organised by Religious Congregation tries to prepare teachers and nurses. Who brought the arms?

Tutu: We thank God for Madiba

Tutu: We thank God for Madiba

by: Archbishop Desmond Tutu - Mail&Guardian in World News,

Our world is a better place for having had a Nelson Mandela, and we in South Africa are that bit better. How wonderful if his successors were to emulate him and if we were to value the great gift of freedom he won for us at the price of so much suffering. We thank God for you, Madiba. May you rest in peace and rise in glory. 

Kenya: Bishops condemn shopping mall attack in Nairobi

Kenya: Bishops condemn shopping mall attack in Nairobi

by: Independent Catholic News in World News,

In a statement signed on behalf of the Kenya Bishops Conference by the Nairobi Auxiliary Bishop, David Kamau, Catholic Bishops in Kenya call for unity after the terrorist attack on Westgate shopping centre in down town Nairobi that has left 72 people dead and scores of others injured.

London Met University Students Face Deportation

London Met University Students Face Deportation

by: Sky News in World News,

About 2,600 students could be kicked out of the UK after the Government stripped a university of its right to admit foreigners. London Metropolitan University has had its Highly Trusted Status (HTS) for sponsoring international students revoked and will no longer be allowed to authorise visas.

London 2012 Paralympics: Amazement is guaranteed.

London 2012 Paralympics: Amazement is guaranteed.

by: The Telegraph - By Jim White in World News,

Playing 'murderball’ has transformed my view of the Paralympics. Here’s something I discovered recently: it is not easy controlling a wheelchair. Certainly not the kind used in wheelchair rugby, which look as if they have been knocked up out of an old supermarket trolley and a couple of spare dustbin lids.

The God particle: Believing and seeing

The God particle: Believing and seeing

by: Vatican Radio in World News,

Regarding the term “God’s particle”, Fr. Gionti says it refers to the fact scientists believed it was there but had never actually seen it. As a priest and scientist he says : “If you assume faith and believe in a good God who created the Universe you do not see any conflict between science and religion”.