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Convent welcomes first Sisters in 40 years

A Norfolk convent has welcomed five prospective Sisters, almost doubling its numbers. The additions to the Daughters of Divine Charity brings the total number at the Swaffham convent from seven to 12. Two novices, Sister Mary Goncalves and Sister Anna Yeo, were admitted to the order on the same day as two Sisters – Sister






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Christian militia claim victory over ISIS in Iraqi village

An Assyrian Christian militia has claimed it has liberated a village in Iraq from ISIS with help of the US coalition. The Nineveh Plain Protection Units (NPU) announced on Thursday that it had taken back control of Badanah in south-east Mosul. The group published video and images on Facebook of NPU fighters entering the village.






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Pope Francis proposes new work of mercy: care for our common home

Holy Father makes proposal in message on World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation Pope Francis is proposing adding care for the environment to the traditional, Gospel-inspired works of mercy that Christians are called to perform. Francis made the proposal in a message on Thursday to mark the Church’s World Day of Prayer






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Man who experienced second miracle from Mother Teresa speaks

The man who experienced the second miracle attributed to Mother Teresa has shared his story with the world. Marcilio Haddad Andrino was the dying man who experienced a miracle attributed to the intercession of soon-to-be-saint Mother Teresa. “I’m sure it was Mother Teresa who healed me,” he told reporters. Andrino was sick for two years






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Turkey gives early release to man convicted of murdering priest

Witnesses say 16 year-old Oguzhan Akdin shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ while he shot the priest twice in the head A man imprisoned for killing an Italian Catholic priest in Turkey was released after serving just over half of his 18-year sentence. Oguzhan Akdin was among thousands of prisoners released early from prison in Turkey to make room






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Heartbroken couple forcibly separated after 62-years of marriage

Wolf and Anita Gottschalk have been forcibly separated for eight months, leaving a ripple of broken hearts across the internet. The Gottschalks have been married for 62-years. When they were told they must enter separate nursing homes due to lack of space, they were forced to say goodbye. Their granddaughter, Ashley Bartyik, snapped a photo






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