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Miraculous Christ Child doll to debut in Britain

When Italy was hit by a series of earthquakes in 2016, entire cities were destroyed. But miraculously, one 15th-century doll of the Christ Child survived. The doll was confirmed to be an object of the “Madonnas and Miracles: The Holy Home in Renaissance Italy” exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum. The doll was venerated at the

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Manchester parish prepares to take in Syrian refugees

A parish in Greater Manchester is preparing to look after Syrian refugees as part of a Home Office scheme. The Community Sponsorship scheme allows groups, such as churches, to help integrate refugees into Britain. One of the first communities expected to welcome refugees is St Monica’s in Flixton. The Diocese of Salford is acting as

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Catholic care home in Belgium fined for refusing euthanasia

Judges in Belgium have fined a Catholic nursing home for refusing to allow the euthanasia of a lung cancer sufferer on its premises. The St Augustine rest home in Diest was ordered to pay a total of €6,000 after it stopped doctors from giving a lethal injection to Mariette Buntjens. Days later, the 74-year-old woman

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European Church leaders fear consequences of Brexit vote

European Catholic leaders have expressed concern that the decision by British voters to leave the European Union threatens unity across the continent, but they also said the EU bloc must rethink its values and priorities. The concerns arose after voters decided to exit the EU by 52 per cent to 48 per cent. The decision led Prime

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