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Former Irish president Mary McAleese wins prestigious Catholic theology prize

Episcopalians on Pilgrimage for Racial Justice across Virginia, confront horrors of slavery, seek healing

In the heavy, humid evening air, dozens of people streamed through the gates of the Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery in Alexandria’s Old Town district last week for the first event of the Pilgrimage for Racial Justice.

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This week in Christian History

Short review of major events

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Knock commemorates 140th Anniversary of Apparition

Thousands expected to protest Westminster abortion move

61 NGOs warn of worsening crisis in Myanmar and call for refugees’ engagement on safe, voluntary returns

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PRESS FOCUS – An Open Letter Response to Harold Good

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Belfast’s St Malachy’s College loses last priest on teaching staff

Memorials to two former rectors dedicated in Connor parish

Extra special Friel performance in Creggan dedicated to Lyra McKee

Bishops decisions on shortage of priests should involve lay people says ACP

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PRESS FOCUS – C of I rector : The establishment is still defending the notion that terrorists are victims

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Church of Ireland’s Vocation Sunday

Armagh’s Robinson Library talk on C of I Disestablishment 1869

Catholic group wants to honour Ireland’s oldest grandparents

Vandals throw rocks through church windows

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PRESS FOCUS – Europe to get taste of Ashers cake with free speech in dock

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Clergyman involved in ’94 ceasefire talks fears UVF violence

Youngest parish priest in Ireland at just 32

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A review of reports of church news with web links

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