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‘It is the Spirit of God’ – Man born with no arms or legs serves as God’s hands and feet

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Nick Vujicic is a best-selling author, motivational speaker and evangelist. Born without arms or legs, Vujicic has surpassed all expectations. He struggled as a child when kids bullied him but at 17 he became a motivational speaker. He later earned a double Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Financial Planning then became a full-time speaker. Since

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Nuns oppressed at French beach

Rudy Salles, the Deputy Mayor of Nice, released a statement on Sunday regarding the use of religious clothing at public beaches. While many stand by France’s decision to ban Muslim attire at public beaches, suddenly the thought of any other religious clothing has become an issue. For a short time, France banned burkinis – but

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Cologne Cathedral militates against the “Pokemon Go” Game

The Catholic Church has hired a lawyer to tackle the large wave of Pokemon Go players invading Cologne Cathedral. Local Daily Express reported on Tuesday that the Church decided to take legal action after the virtual reality game’s manufacturers didn’t react to requests to exclude the ancient building from Pokemon Go. The newspaper quoted the

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Vatican sets date for Albania’s beatification of martyrs

The Catholic Church in Albania says that Vatican has set November 5 as the day of beatification of 38 Albanian religious martyrs killed by the former communist regime. In April, Pope Francis officially recognised as martyrs archbishop Vincens Prenushi and 37 other priests who died in prison or were murdered between 1945-1974 by the late

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Pope Francis meets with parents of drowned American student

Pope Francis met on Wednesday with the parents of a US college student whose body was found in Rome’s Tiber river this week, after apparently either being pushed or falling into the water less than 24 hours after arriving in Italy for summer classes. A brief Holy See statement said Francis expressed to Beau Solomon’s parents

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Christians must break down walls of fear and aggression, says Pope

Christians in Europe must break down “walls of fear and aggression” and try to understand people of other faiths and backgrounds, Pope Francis has said. In a video message on Saturday to participants at the “Together for Europe” gathering in Munich, the Pope insisted that “invisible walls” are being strengthened and dividing people from one

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‘Westminster and Brussels politicians to blame for Brexit vote,’ says Catholic peer

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Catholic cross-bench peer Lord Alton of Liverpool has said politicians in Westminster and Brussels are responsible for Britain voting to exit the European Union because they are “detached” from voters. Writing in Italian newspaper Avvenire, Lord Alton said he voted ‘remain’ but had predicted a win for the leave campaign. “Although, along with my family,

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Pope Francis: ‘EU must reform and give members more independence’

Pope Francis is calling for the European Union to come up with new creative ways to stay together following Britain’s planned exit, saying it’s clear “something isn’t working in this unwieldy union.” Speaking to reporters as he flew home from Armenia on Sunday, Francis said Europe must reflect on the “air of division” being sowed

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