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Church of England Should Consider Opening Doors to Muslims and Hindus

Good grief! Inspired lunacy: The Church of England should consider opening its doors to congregations from other faiths including Muslims and Hindus, the head of the Countryside Alliance has said. Sir Barney White-Spunner said he was concerned that churches in … Continue reading

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South Africa Launches New Mandela Bank Notes

Reuters reports: South Africa immortalised former president Nelson Mandela on Tuesday in a set of new banknotes bearing the image of the anti-apartheid leader, who remains a rare unifying force in a country still scarred by its racially divided past. The … Continue reading

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Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Row Over Water Bill

And their bank account blocked: Standoff over unpaid water bill could result in closure of revered church believed to be site of Jesus’s crucifixion and burial. The Guardian: One of the most venerated sites in the Christian faith, the Church … Continue reading

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Australia: Anglican Parishes Facing Closure as they Continue to Battle Debt

In Adelaide: The Adelaide diocese of the Anglican Church must change radically as it faces the tough choice of closing at least a third of its parishes within the next five years. This was the blunt message from Archbishop Jeffrey Driver … Continue reading

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Price of New Missal

This does make one think: I am a 70-year-old pensioner and a staunch Catholic. I have a week-day missal and a Sunday missal which I have been using for years. “I can’t afford the new missals!” Now it was decided … Continue reading

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Financially Troubled Parts of Europe Consider Taxing Church Properties

Alcala de Henares, Spain — Cash-strapped officials in Europe are looking for a way to ease their financial burden by upending centuries of tradition and seeking to tap one of the last untouched sources of wealth: the Catholic Church. Thousands … Continue reading

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Chaplains Are Needed

Newsday with a letter that makes so much sense. Pity those who should hear the plea, will care precious little… The letter “Why the need for SCPD chaplain?” [Aug. 5] questioned the need for a Suffolk County police chaplain in this … Continue reading

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Church of England Disinvests from NewsCorp

The Church of England has pulled its £1.9m investment from Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation in a protest over its handling of the News of the World phone hacking scandal. The Telegraph has the details.  

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Canadians Richer than Americans for First Time

Fox News. The average Canadian individual is now wealthier than the average American. According The Globe & Mail, Canadian households are on average $40,000 richer than American households. And the advantage does not have to do with exchange rates because … Continue reading

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Vatican Reports Worst Deficit in Years

The Huffington Post: The Vatican has registered one of its worst budget deficits in years, plunging back into the red with a (EURO)15 million ($19 million) deficit in 2011 after a brief respite of profit. The Vatican on Thursday blamed … Continue reading

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