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Flames devour Catholic church in Scotland two days after assault on priest | SW NEWS | 309 Two days after a Catholic priest was attacked while praying in a cathedral in Scotland, a historic Scottish …More
Flames devour Catholic church in Scotland two days after assault on priest | SW NEWS | 309
Two days after a Catholic priest was attacked while praying in a cathedral in Scotland, a historic Scottish church has been destroyed in a blaze. More than 30 fire fighters had to struggle to bring the flames that engulfed St Simon’s Church in Glasgow under control in the early hours of Wednesday, July 28. Canada province’s law restricting abortions earns ire of federal government A province in Canada has earned the ire of the federal government for its law that prohibits government funding for abortions done outside three approved hospitals. The government of New Brunswick has been taken to task by the Justin Trudeau government for its law restricting abortions. UK vows to implement recommendations of report on Christian persecution The British government has promised to achieve the recommendations set out in a report on supporting persecuted Christians by 2022. This was confirmed by Minister of State at the Foreign Office Nigel Adams. Slovenian Jesuit’s painting chosen as official image of World Meeting of Families A Slovenian Jesuit artist’s depiction of the ‘Wedding at Cana’ will be the official image of the World Meeting of Families to be held in Rome next year. The official image painted by Fr Mark Ivan Rupnik was unveiled at the Vatican on Wednesday, July 28. Australian Bishops warn of ethical issues in mitochondrial donation Catholic Bishops of Australia have asked federal lawmakers to do away with the plans to enable mitochondrial donation citing lack of proof regarding its efficacy and ethical concerns. Life of martyred Missionaries of Charity nuns in Yemen to be made into movie The martyrdom of four Missionaries of Charity nuns in Yemen at the hands of Islamic State militants will soon make it to the big screen. Filmmakers from Yemen and Britain are coming out with a movie on the lives of the martyred nuns. Fr Emil Kapaun gets South Korea’s top military honor Fr Emil Kapaun, a chaplain of the US army who died in a POW detention center during the Korean War, has been posthumously awarded the highest military honor of South Korea. The priest, whose cause for canonization is underway, was awarded the Order of Military Merit, on July 27, Tuesday. China witnesses fifth episcopal consecration after Sino-Vatican pact With the approval of the Vatican, a coadjutor bishop has been consecrated for the diocese of Pingliang in China. On July 28, Wednesday, Father Anthony Li Hui was consecrated as bishop with the consent of the state authorities as well as the Holy See.