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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”.

Child soldier recruitment up, says UN

Child soldier recruitment up, says UN

by: UCAnews in World News,

The involvement and association of children in armed conflicts in the Philippines continues to increase, the UN said Wednesday.“These children are not only casualties of explosions, shootings, and attacks but are also victims of kidnapping, killing, and maiming.” 

Requiem for the lost souls of the Titanic

Requiem for the lost souls of the Titanic

by: Nuala McCann - BBC in World News,
 Belfast composer's Requiem for the Lost Souls of the Titanic will be staged at St Anne's Cathedral on the 100th anniversary of the tragedy. "It is part of history and it is part of who we are," Hammond said of the Titanic disaster. "I have spent three years putting the requiem together and it has developed into six choral movements and five musical meditations. "These are a reflection of the musicians who stayed for the last moments and went down with the ship.               
Syrian Orthodox Church has told that 90 per cent of Christians have been expelled from Homs

Syrian Orthodox Church has told that 90 per cent of Christians have been expelled from Homs

by: John Pontifex in World News,

Almost the entire Christian population of the Syrian city of Homs has fled violence and persecution, according to Fides, the news agency of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples. The mass exodus of 50,000 or more people to villages and towns around the city comes amid reports that the homes of Christians in Homs have been attacked and seized by militants.

Large British delegation to meet the Pope.

Large British delegation to meet the Pope.

by: C.W. in World News,

One of the biggest ever British government delegations is to visit the Vatican and meet the Pope next week. The visit, which will be led by Baroness Warsi, Cabinet Minister without Portfolio, follows the success of Benedict XVI's visit to the UK in Sept 2010  They will be accompanied by The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster.