21 Oct 2015 News Vatican No comments

Pope Francis: ‘Synod must renew indisputable value of marriage between a man and woman’

At his general audience, the Pope prayed for the intercession of 'the pope of the family', St John Paul II Pope Francis has prayed for the intercession of “t…

Read more

19 Jan 2016 News Vatican No comments

The Holy Father meets with IMF's Christine Lagarde at the Vatican

Pope Francis on 18th January, met with Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund at the Vatican. They both met last at Vatican…

Read more

06 Sep 2014 Vatican No comments

Pope urges dialogue of life to counter anti-Christian violence in Africa

There is an urgent need to promote a dialogue of life with Muslims to discourage violence against Christians on the African continent, said Pope Francis Saturda…

Read more

04 Oct 2016 News No comments

Two suspects killed Mexican priest after ‘falling out’, prosecutor claims

The chief prosecutor for Michoacan said Fr Jose Alfredo Lopez Guillen was killed after meeting with the men at his residence A Catholic priest abducted in Sept…

Read more

10 Jun 2015 Exhortations Resources No comments

Pope offers ‘Stone Age’ tips to youth living in the digital world

Pope Francis has given “Stone Age" advice to young people on how to live well in the digital world, saying they should choose television programmes that strengt…

Read more

05 Apr 2016 Middle East News USA Vatican No comments

Shattered Bones of Saints found at Monastery destroyed ISIS in Syria

The bones of a saint have reportedly been discovered among the ruins of a monastery in the Syrian town of Qaryatain, which was recaptured from ISIS on Sunday. …

Read more

25 May 2015 Articles No comments

'I find God in suffering': The gripping life and death of Kayla Mueller

Kayla Mueller, the young human rights activist who was killed earlier this year while being held hostage by ISIS, was a woman of faith with a heart full of comp…

Read more

02 Jun 2016 News No comments

Canada’s House sends assisted suicide bill to Senate for approval

The bill, which is likely to be sent back for amendments, would legalise assisted suicide The Canadian government’s assisted suicide legislation, which the nat…

Read more

06 Jul 2016 Articles Comments (3)

A Pope for Such a Time as This

If anyone says to you, "I told you so!" with regard to the election of Pope Francis, he needs to go to confession. I don't think anyone saw this one coming. Yes…

Read more
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Thieves ransack Liverpool’s Catholic cathedral

Glass images were smashed and cash stolen early this morning

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral was ransacked and vandalised in the early hours of this morning.

Thieves are reported to have broken in through a flat roof near the front entrance of the cathedral, stealing cash and smashing glass images.

It was discovered after an intruder alarm was activated at around 2.45am.

Detective Chief Inspector Phil Mahon told the Liverpool Echo: “I am sure the people of Liverpool will be shocked to discover the Catholic cathedral, such a landmark in the city and a focal point for the community, has been targeted in this way.

“It defies belief that thieves have stolen from a place of worship, causing damage to such a well-valued building that will take time and money to repair.

“I would appeal to anyone who has information to contact us so we can find those responsible."

Canon Anthony O’Brien, dean of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, said: “The whole of the Cathedral community has been left deeply saddened by this needless vandalism and damage.

“Two images in glass, specially made for the cathedral, have been smashed beyond repair and may be impossible to replace. People from throughout the world visit the cathedral and those here this morning have been both shocked and horrified at what has taken place."

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral was built in 1967.



Leave a Reply

  1. most read post
  2. Most Commented
  3. Choose Categories