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Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2494


Cheshire Catholic aims to raise money for charities with sponsored walk and pilgrimage to Fatima

  A Catholic man from Cheshire is marking the centenary of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima by undertaking a pilgrimage and sponsored walk to the famous Marian shrine in Portugal. David Kirk, 61, a parishioner of St Gabriel’s […]

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Iraq’s Christians start to return to homelands liberated from ISIS terrorists

  About 500 Christian families – up to 2,500 people – celebrated their long-awaited homecoming to Iraq’s Nineveh Plains with ceremonies marking a fresh start in their old towns and villages. In Qaraqosh, the largest of Nineveh’s Christian towns, priests […]

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Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor laid to rest in Westminster Cathedral

  Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor was praised as a “priest to his fingertips” as his body was laid to rest during a Requiem Mass at Westminster Cathedral in London. Archbishop George Stack of Cardiff said in a homily that the former […]

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Pope Francis awards Benemerenti to Ellesmere Port grandfather for life of service to young people and the poor

  Pope Francis has awarded the Benemerenti Medal to an Ellesmere Port grandfather who has dedicated years of his life to altar service and to the poor through the Society of St Vincent de Paul. Christopher Duke, 83, received the […]

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Survey: More than half of Britons say they no longer belong to a religion

  More than half of the people in Britain say they no longer belong to a religion, a survey has found. A total of 53 per cent of 2,942 adults interviewed for the British Social Attitudes survey said they had […]

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St Vincent de Paul Society elects first female president to serve in England and Wales

  Helen O’Shea has been elected as the first female President of the St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) in England and Wales. She will become the Charity’s 19th National President, when she succeeds Adrian Abel at the end of his […]

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