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Queen's Diamond Jubilee message in full

Queen's Diamond Jubilee message in full

by: ELIZABETH R. in World News,

 In this special year, as I dedicate myself anew to your service, I hope we will all be reminded of the power of togetherness and the convening strength of family, friendship and good neighbourliness, examples of which I have been fortunate to see throughout my reign

Benefit cap - A tale of two moralities

Benefit cap - A tale of two moralities

by: Nick Robinson - BBC in World News,

The opponents to Benefit Cap, led by the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds, argued that it was immoral to punish families simply because they had more children. Losing a job was bad enough but then losing your home was unacceptable. 

Speak up for Christianity

Speak up for Christianity

by: Tim Shipman - Mail Online in World News,

Speak up for Christianity, Cameron tells Archbishop: PM calls on the Church to defend 'values and moral code' of the Bible.Mr Cameron declared Britain ‘a Christian country’ and said politicians and churchmen should not be afraid to say so. 

Where child sacrifice is a business

Where child sacrifice is a business

by: Chris Roger - BBC News in World News,
A BBC undercover reporter is told: "We can bury the child alive on your construction site" The villages and farming communities that surround Uganda's capital, Kampala, are gripped by fear.  Schoolchildren are closely watched by teachers and parents as they make their way home from school. In playgrounds and on the roadside are posters warning of the danger of abduction by witch doctors for the purpose of child sacrifice.
Protesters bed down at cathedral

Protesters bed down at cathedral

by: Associated Press in World News,

 Protesters are preparing to spend their second night camped out in the grounds of St Paul's Cathedral as part of an anti-capitalist demonstration in London. The Reverend Dr Giles Fraser, Canon Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral, said: "People have a right to protest and it's been very good natured. Church went down well this morning. There were no problems. We had no problems getting people in. People were very helpful."

Convictions for sex offences on children up 60% in six years

Convictions for sex offences on children up 60% in six years

by: By Rebecca Cafe - BBC in World News,

 The number of people convicted of sex offences on children aged under 16 in England and Wales has increased by nearly 60% in six years. A Freedom of Information request to the Ministry of Justice found that in 2005, 1,363 people were convicted while in 2010, it was 2,135.The rise has been attributed to better detection and raised awareness 

 

NIGERIA: Violence threatens Christians

NIGERIA: Violence threatens Christians

by: Cisa News in World News,

July 15, 2011 (CISA) –Militant Islamist Group bombed a protestant church where members were meeting after service on July 10 in Suleja, in Nigeria’s Niger Estate. According to Vatican Radio, there has been an upsurge of violence this week in Nigeria against Christian churches believed to be perpetrated by a fundamentalist Islamic Group known as Boko Haram.

Catholic critic of blasphemy law is shot dead in Pakistan

Catholic critic of blasphemy law is shot dead in Pakistan

by: Ed West - Catholic Herald in World News,

Pakistan’s leading Catholic politician has been murdered in the capital Islamabad. Minorities minister Shahbaz Bhatti had received numerous death threats after calling for changes to the country’s controversial blasphemy law. The blasphemy law carries a death sentence for anyone who insults Islam, and critics say it has been used to persecute minority faiths.

Officials: 105 dead in Southern Sudan clashes

Officials: 105 dead in Southern Sudan clashes

by: CNN-Isma'il Kushkush in World News,

More than 100 people were killed and scores of others injured in clashes between the Southern Sudan government and forces loyal to a militia leader last week, a Southern Sudan official said.The clashes took place Wednesday and Thursday.

Church leaders in Egypt see signs of new unity among Christians and Muslims

Church leaders in Egypt see signs of new unity among Christians and Muslims

by: Alan Holdren, in World News,

Archbishop Fitzgerald, Vatican Nuncio to Egypt, said the demonstrations have been remarkably free from religious overtones and that there are many signs of Christians and Muslims working together.“There isn't a religious distinction,” he said. “They are not dividing themselves into Christians and Muslims, they're just the Egyptian citizens.”

Prayer and patience bearing fruit in Sudan independence vote

Prayer and patience bearing fruit in Sudan independence vote

by: CNA Benjamin Mann in World News,

Fr. Joseph, a Claretian missionary from Sri Lanka, credited the Catholic bishops of Sudan and other Church ministries with helping to ward off hostility during the proceedings. The bishops collaborated with several Church ministries to encourage constant prayer while educating voters on the importance of patience and restraint.

The release of Aung San Suu Kyi

The release of Aung San Suu Kyi

by: BBC in World News,

The release of Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was "long overdue" and that her detention a "travesty", Prime Minister David Cameron has said. He also called her "an inspiration for all of us who believe in freedom of speech, democracy and human rights".