International reports on religious freedom confirm time and again that Christians are the most persecuted group, says ACN.
Bishop Paul McAleenan stated that society in England has experienced a significant rise in hate crime since the 2016 referendum and last year’s terror attacks.
"People are really hopeful. The ordinary people always wanted this peace."
Pope Francis gives the homily at the service marking the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches.
Twenty ecumenical accompaniers from Britain and Ireland are currently being recruited to serve in Palestine and Israel next year.
“These divestment commitments represent an important step towards fulfilling the promise and the call of Laudato Si."
Global climate campaign 350.org petitions Pope Francis.
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin among the 5,000 participants from 110 countries.