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Don’t turn against refugees, German Church urges after axe attack

German Church representatives urged people not to turn against Muslim refugees and asylum seekers, after police killed an Afghan refugee who had attacked people on a train. Markus Hauck, spokesman for Germany’s Würzburg diocese, where the incident occurred, said it was important not to use the incident “as a general indictment against refugees. It would

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Former IT specialist ordained as new auxiliary bishop of Southwark

Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark presided at the ordination of the diocese’s new auxiliary bishop, Bishop Paul Mason, at St George’s Cathedral. Originally from North Shields in Durham, Bishop Mason worked for IT firms Olivetti and Hewlett-Packard, before training for the priesthood at the Venerable English College in Rome in the 1990s. He served for ten

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The U.N. has much work to do, Vatican ‘foreign minister’ says

There are currently 50 conflicts worldwide, despite the work of the agency The United Nations mission is not yet complete 70 years after its founding, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican’s “foreign minister” has said. While the U.N. has done much commendable work, there remains much yet to be done, said Archbishop Gallagher, the British Vatican secretary

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To welcome a migrant is to welcome God himself, Pope says

In his message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis recognized the challenges involved with welcoming migrants, but stressed that despite the difficulties they should always be accepted as brothers and sisters. “At the heart of the Gospel of mercy, the encounter and acceptance by others are intertwined with the encounter and

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Full Text of Pope Francis’ interview with Portuguese radio station

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In a new, wide-ranging interview Pope Francis touched on a variety of serious and lighthearted topics, such as the current refugee crisis, youth unemployment and how often the he goes to confession. Aired for the first time Sept. 14, the interview was conducted by Vatican journalist Aura Miguel with Portugal-based Radio Renascença (Renaissance) Sept. 8.

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