CNI NEWS @ 1200, February 6

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Church of Ireland opposes unrestricted abortion in first 12 weeks of pregnancy
Irish Times
The Church of Ireland primate Archbishop Richard Clarke and Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson acknowledged in a statement on Monday “the dilemma faced both by legislators and by medical, nursing and healthcare practitioners with regards to access to unrestricted abortion during the early …

Varadkar stresses 12-week limit on abortion ‘not plucked out of air’
Varadkar stresses 12-week limit on abortion ‘not plucked out of air’. Church of Ireland rejects unrestricted access. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photo: Frank McGrath 1 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photo: Frank McGrath. Wayne O’Connor. February 6 2018 2:30 AM. 0 Comments …

Man accused of stealing Bibles from two churches in Northern Ireland
Belfast Telegraph
Darren Stewart (32), from Chapel Square in Coleraine, is alleged to have stolen the items from St Patrick’s Church of Ireland in Coleraine and Glenmanus Reformed Presbyterian Church in Portrush. The alleged thefts are said to have occurred between December 12 last year and January 10 this year.

Internationally acclaimed singer to perform in Abbeyfeale
Limerick Post
… of the Church of Assumption Abbeyfeale will have a special curtain raiser this Friday when one of Ireland’s favourite signers, the internationally acclaimed Finbar Wright, stars. … The concert is the first in a series of events that across 2018 to mark the Jubilee of the opening of the church in Abbeyfeale.

‘Construct bridges’
Luxora Leader – Tennessee
The new Dean of Belfast, Stephen Forde, has said he wants St Anne’s Cathedral to be “a place where bridges are built and barriers dismantled”. The Church of Ireland clergyman became the city’s 14th dean at a ceremony on Sunday afternoon. Leaders of Northern Ireland main churches were present …