Wed 27th Aug 2014 | Last updated: Wed 27th Aug 2014 at 16:03pm

Facebook Logo Twitter Logo RSS Logo
Hot Topics

Authors

Elderly Iraqi Christians defy Islamic State terrorists

An elderly Iraqi woman fleeing Islamic State violence pictured at a refugee camp (CNS)

Group of Iraqis refused demands of extremists to ‘convert to Islam or be beheaded’

Iraqi Christians ‘dying in crowded refugee camps’

Displaced Iraqi Christian families, who fled from the village of Hamdaniya near the northern city of Mosul (PA)

Babies and the elderly among those suffering from diseases, thirst and malnutrition

Iraqi Christians brave heat to demand help from United Nations

Christian refugees march against persecution by Islamic State fighters outside the UN compound in Irbil, Iraq (also below - CNS)

Demonstrators faint in the heat during march on UN base in Irbil.

Sister who founded order in India is declared Venerable

Mother Mary Veronica of the Passion

Pope formally declares that Mother Mary Veronica of the Passion, a Carmelite nun, lived a life of heroic virtue

Religious leaders unite against assisted suicide

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster has expressed his opposition to Lord Falconer's Assisted Dying Bill

Cardinal Nichols and other religious leaders have spoken out

British high court rejects challenges to assisted suicide laws

Paul Lamb and  Jane Nicklinson, widow of Tony Nicklinson (PA)

A majority of judges felt it was better for Parliament to decide on the legality of assisted suicide

English nurse who tended soldiers in Crimean War declared Venerable

Frances Taylor, who worked alongside Florence Nightingale in the Crimean War

Frances Taylor later set up refuges for prostitutes and homeless women and children

Britain moves a step closer to allowing three-parent babies

Politicians have complained to health secretary Jeremy Hunt over the move (PA)

MP says Britain risks ‘isolating itself from the rest of the world’

Nun says repair of Hebrew scroll helped deepen Jewish-Catholic ties

Mordechai Pinchas, a Jewish scribe, hands over a megillah, or Hebrew scroll, to Mother Xavier McMonagle of the Tyburn Nuns (CNS)

A scroll of the Old Testament Book of Esther has been returned to the Tyburn nuns

Work of ARCIC irrelevant to most Christians, says Lord Carey

Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey (PA) Below: 'Anglicans and Christians might as well be 'talking on the moon' (Christian Adams)

Former Archbishop of Canterbury claims Anglicans and Christians might as well be ‘talking on the moon’