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‘Trinity’s Triumph’: A new film, written by New Jersey priest, humanises Catholic clergy

While reductive narratives depict priests as perfect heroes or evil villains, said writer and producer Stephen Fichter, truth is more complicated. KATHRYN POST, of Religion News Service, reports…

“We have a problem”: Surging cocaine violence has Uruguay clamouring for DEA help

GABRIEL STARGARDTER and LUCINDA ELLIOTT, of Reuters, report…

Church-state separation: Alabama Chief Justice’s Christian reasoning in IVF opinion sparks alarm for some, rejoicing for others

PETER SMITH and TIFFANY STANLEY, of Associated Press, look at responses to the recent Alabama Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos are considered children…

“Nothing to go back to”: After fleeing war, Ukrainians face uncertain future across Europe

As the Ukraine conflict enters its third year, ELIZABETH PIPER, of Reuters, reports on the ongoing plight of those who have fled the fighting…

Silencing dissent: Belarus cracks down on clergy who supported protests of its authoritarian leader

YURAS KARMANAU, of Associated Press, reports on the increasing crackdown on clergy and religious organisations who are critical of the government of President Alexander Lukashenko…

The cost of conflict: How life in Ukraine has been shattered by two years of war

CHARLOTTE BRUNEAU, of Reuters, reports ahead of the second anniversary of the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine…

29th February, 2024
ANNOUNCED: US Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, plans to step down from his leadership role in November.
PASSED: Ghana’s parliament, legislation on Wednesday that imposes a prison sentence of up to five years for the “wilful promotion, sponsorship, or support of LGBTQ+ activities”.
DIED: Comedian Richard Lewis, who appeared for more than two decades alongside Larry David on the hit HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm, at age 76, his publicist said on Wednesday.

29th February, 2024
Expected rise in demand for passenger air traffic this year, globally, compared to pre-COVID-19 levels in 2019: Up three per cent
Source: ICAO

“We haven’t learned our lesson and haven’t acted. Unfortunately, the railway is not in a better state.”
– Costas Lakafossis, an accident investigator commissioned by victim relatives to investigate Greece’s worst train disaster in which 57 people died on 28th February, 2023 (as quoted on Reuters)

Rich fools: Jesus’ label for those who spend life amassing wealth for themselves.

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Are you ready to study the Bible?

DENIS PLANT, principal of Vision Colleges in Australia, writes about the advantages of studying the Bible “at your pace from your place”… 

This Life: When disaster strikes

SAMANTHA ELLEY reflects on the floods that changed her life – and that of many others – in Australia’s Northern Rivers region two years ago…

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