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When Canterbury and Rome meet in a common mission

Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury will pray tonight in the church in Rome from where St. Augustine was sent to evangelize the English. The Anglican-Catholic search for unity is switching from theological dialogue to joint mission. In the history of this pontificate, October 2016 may come to be seen as the focal point of






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Armed police patrol Canterbury Cathedral amid terrorist fears

Security has been increased following the murder of Fr Jacques Hamel Police with guns are patrolling Canterbury Cathedral amid fears about terror attacks. The extra security comes after a series of jihadist attacks across Europe, including the murder of Fr Jacques Hamel. Essex and Kent Police have ordered armed officers to guard potential terrorist targets,






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‘Dear President Obama:’ 6-year-old’s letter inspires the nation

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A six-year-old boy named Alex witnessed the heartbreaking images of children in Aleppo, Syria. One picture in particular caught his eye and, unable to stand by and do nothing, penned a letter to US President Barack Obama. The image that launched Alex’ request to the President? The Syrian boy Omran Daqneesh, who was photographed covered






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Pope’s leaked letter suggests support for Communion for the remarried

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The Pope wrote to Buenos Aires bishops about their proposed guidelines for priests following Amoris Laetitia The debate over Amoris Laetitia has reopened after a letter  by Pope Francis was leaked. The Pope wrote to Buenos Aires bishops about their proposed guidelines for priests. These said that if the “responsibility and culpability” of a remarried






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Women celebrate ISIS-sanctioned burka ban

A new burka ban has left women burning the coverings and celebrating their liberation. Daily Mail reported an ISIS-sanctioned ban of all burkas from their buildings and sections of Mosul. After several ISIS commanders were killed by women wearing burkas, ISIS has outlawed the extremely conservative garb. The inability to identify the attackers has left






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Vatican introduces sex education for teens

The Vatican recently rolled out a new sex education course designed to help parents and educators talk to teens about sex and counter messages on social media. The course, published by the Vatican Council for the Family, and called “The Meeting Point: The Adventure of Love,” aims to promote a dialogue between young people and






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