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Charity accuses international community of failing Iraq’s Christians

By John Newton and Maria Lozano If the international community does not take immediate action, forced emigration could decimate what remains of the Christian population in the Nineveh Plains – a Catholic charity has warned in a new report. According to the report by...

Top author backs CAFOD project

CAFOD has launched a new creative writing project for young people, with the intention of capturing their thoughts and feelings as we emerge from the Covid-19 lockdown as part of the Catholic aid agency’s Summer of Hope campaign. Award-winning Catholic author Frank...

School plans marked down as ludicrous by Catholic head

A Catholic headteacher has condemned Government plans to issue fines to parents if they do not send their children back to school in September as “ludicrous” . The criticism comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson said parents will be forced by law to send their...

UK detention policy lacks humanity, says JRS report

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Peer labels climate change as bigger threat than Covid crisis

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Pope calls USCCB president to express solidarity and support amid turmoil in US

Pope Francis used his 3rd June audience and a phone call with the president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops to express his solidarity and support following days of demonstrations protesting the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

In a 3rd June letter to his fellow bishops, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles told them Pope Francis had called him ‘to express his prayers and closeness to the Church and people of the United States in this moment of unrest in our country’.

Archbishop Gomez wrote that the pope ‘thanked the bishops for the pastoral tone of the Church’s response to the demonstrations across the country in our statements and actions since the death’ of Floyd. The pope also said he was praying for Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda and the Church of St Paul and Minneapolis, Archbishop Gomez wrote.

Archbishop Gomez thanked the pope ‘for his prayers and strong words of support at the conclusion’ of his Wednesday general audience.

In his livestreamed general audience on 3rd June, the pope said, “Today I join the Church in St Paul and Minneapolis, and in the entire United States, in praying for the repose of the soul of George Floyd and of all those others who have lost their lives as a result of the sin of racism”.

Picture: Pope Francis greets Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, during his ‘ad limina’ visit to the Vatican on 27th January 2020. (CNS photo/Vatican Media).

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Charity accuses international community of failing Iraq’s Christians

By John Newton and Maria Lozano If the international community does not take immediate action, forced emigration could decimate what remains of the Christian population in the Nineveh Plains – a Catholic charity has warned in a new report. According to the report by...

Top author backs CAFOD project

CAFOD has launched a new creative writing project for young people, with the intention of capturing their thoughts and feelings as we emerge from the Covid-19 lockdown as part of the Catholic aid agency’s Summer of Hope campaign. Award-winning Catholic author Frank...

School plans marked down as ludicrous by Catholic head

A Catholic headteacher has condemned Government plans to issue fines to parents if they do not send their children back to school in September as “ludicrous” . The criticism comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson said parents will be forced by law to send their...

UK detention policy lacks humanity, says JRS report

Immigration detention destroys the sense of humanity and fosters a culture of death, a new report from the Jesuit Refugee Service UK has found. Detained and Dehumanised: The Impact of Immigration Detention draws from the accounts of 27 forcibly displaced people...

Peer labels climate change as bigger threat than Covid crisis

Failing to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero to curb climate change will be far more damaging than the coronavirus pandemic, a Catholic peer has warned. Lord Deben, the chairman of the Government’s advisory Committee on Climate Change likened global warming to a...