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Pakistani officials refuse to allow Catholics to travel to World Youth Day

“If you meet the criteria, if you have the regular documentation requested and you get a visa, a citizen must be free to leave.”

2019.01.27.

Over 200 million Christians worldwide in constant risk of persecution

According to the Church in Chains Global Guide, the situation is noticeably worsening in India as Hindu extremists attack churches in rural areas every week and under President Xi’s religious clampdown in China.

2018.10.03.

Syrian Archbishop accuses Kurds of discrimination

“The Kurdish officials had assured us that they would not even look at the private [Catholic] schools, but they not only looked at them, they closed them.”

2018.09.05.

New study on the experiences of Christian women in ministry

The 29 women who participated in the study said they “felt privileged to serve God and the people in their care”.

2018.03.06.

Methodist Minister proposes day to remember victims of Troubles in Northern Ireland

“Together across our community we might come together, each of us and all of us, from all sectors including the churches and acknowledge our part in the hurt, the grief and the pain of the past 48 plus years.”

2017.08.26.

Religious leaders concerned by ECJ ruling on religious symbols

“In a multicultural global society we are bound to have differences of appearance and dress and rather than creating a homogeneous look, it would be more beneficial if we created laws to co-exist.”

2017.03.21.

Ethnic recognition for Travellers is a milestone on a long road to equality

“I have 26 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren – I hope they grow up in a world where they won't face discrimination,” said Missy Collins of Pavee Point.

2017.03.12.

Christian bakers lose gay marriage cake appeal

“The fact that a baker provides a cake for a particular team or portrays witches on a Halloween cake does not indicate any support for either” – Northern Ireland’s Lord Chief Justice, Sir Declan Morgan.

2016.10.25.

Asia Bibi’s Supreme Court appeal date set

Human rights groups believe Pakistan's blasphemy laws are often used to discriminate against religious minorities, such as the country's estimated three million Christians.

2016.08.27.

Report highlights difficulties of Nigerian Christians

In several areas the Christian presence has become virtually extinct; elsewhere congregations have grown due to an influx of Christians fleeing violence.

2016.03.07.

Patriarch to protest against Islamisation of minors

Campaigners will gather today in front of the Chaldean Church of St George in Baghdad to protest.

2015.11.10.

Pope meets relatives of Carrickmines fire tragedy

"To know that the Holy Father is with us even when the Government does not appear to be with us, that is why we are so religious.”

2015.10.27.

100m Christians face discrimination & persecution

Between November 2013 and October 2014, 4,344 Christians were killed “for reasons closely linked to their faith” and 1,062 churches were attacked.

2015.08.01.

Mothers lend support to Private Members Bill

Independent TD Mattie Mc Grath is seeking a discontinuation of the ‘incompatible with life’ label for children diagnosed with a life limiting condition.

2015.06.17.

Hope conference to address euthanasia concerns

Where laws enabling assisted suicide and euthanasia have been introduced, very quickly they are extended to those who are not terminally ill but disabled.

2015.06.03.

Ashers bakery may appeal NI discrimination ruling

Christian-owned bakery found guilty of discrimination by Belfast court for refusing to make a cake with a slogan supporting gay marriage.

2015.05.20.

Bishop Smith decries lack of debate over CFR bill

The search for equality in our society will not be advanced by undermining the very cornerstone on which a just and stable society is built.

2015.05.04.

Vatican raises Christian persecution at UN

UN Secretary General, Ban ki-Moon, will meet Pope Francis in the Vatican later this month to issues including climate change.

2015.04.18.

Irish families to launch global campaign at the UN

Initiative aims to end disability discrimination caused by ‘incompatible with life’ label.

2015.03.10.

Church seeks accommodation of religious belief

“Our laws as they stand are having an unjust and disproportionate impact on those of religious faith" - Bishop Treanor.

2015.02.25.

Six candles recall Jews who died in Holocaust

President and Foreign Affairs Minister attend National Holocaust Memorial Day to honour those who perished.

2015.01.26.

Violence leaves India’s Christians fearful

Church and civic leaders warn “These acts of violence are not isolated incidents."

2014.12.22.

Pro-life doctors excluded from RCOG diploma

Those with moral objections to any contraceptive methods ineligible for FSRH diploma.

2014.04.30.

Lord Alton says West in denial over Christian persecution

Christians “remain the most persecuted religious group the world over."

2014.03.14.
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