Faith leaders in Britain have joined in calling for opposition to the Assisted Dying Bill which comes before the House of Lords for its second reading on July 18.Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster was co-signatory of a letter which saw representatives of a range of faith traditions, including Church of England, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh,...

Judith Sudilovsky Members of the tiny Christian community in the Gaza Strip have been keeping tabs on each other and lending a helping hand to keep each other safe during Israeli airstrikes throughout the region, but nowhere in the territory is really safe, said a priest at the territory’s only Catholic parish.Fr Jorge Hernandez, an...

A sensation at the World Cup and a hero to Tourette’s sufferers for his rising above that syndrome has credited his success to the power of his faith.Tim Howard, goalkeeper with the US soccer team, became a pundits’ favourite during the Brazil tournament for his athleticism, not least during America’s final match against Belgium...

A leading physician in Poland has been dismissed from his post for refusing to perform an abortion.Despite his reliance on the country’s protection for conscience in cases such as medical terminations, Professor Bogdan Chazan, former director of Warsaw’s Holy Family hospital was sacked by Warsaw’s Mayor Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz...

President Michael D. Higgins has named Br Kevin Crowley, founder of the Capuchin Day Centre as his ‘Dublin hero’ in a new interview.Responding to a series of questions on his favourite aspects of the capital for a ‘Best of Dublin 2014’ feature in Hot Press magazine, President Higgins identified his best sources of fashion...

The United Nations has condemned an attack on refugees sheltering in a Catholic cathedral in the Central African Republic (CAR) on July 7.According to reports emerging from the country, members of the Seleka rebel grouping surrounded the Cathedral of St Joseph in Bambari where some 12,000 people have been sheltering from fighting between that...

The Church of England’s vote in favour of ordaining women bishops has been described by a Catholic prelate as “a difficult moment” for relations with the Catholic Church.Speaking after the July 14 vote at York University which saw the General Synod vote by 37 to 2, with one abstention, in favour of female prelates, Archbishop...

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