UK appoints first religious freedom envoy

London, England, Jul 5, 2018 / 02:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For the first time, a Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief has been appointed in the UK to promote international religious liberty and fight persecution. Lord Tariq Mahmood Ahmad, Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the United ...

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First Reading: Amos 7:10-17

10 Then Amazi’ah the priest of Bethel sent to Jerobo’am king of Israel, saying, “Amos has conspired against you in the midst of the house of Israel; the land is not able to bear all his words. 11 For thus Amos has said, `Jerobo’am shall die by the sword, and Israel must ...

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Vatican publishes norms on consecrated virgins

Vatican City, Jul 4, 2018 / 10:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Almost 50 years after the Church published the new Rite of Consecrated Virginity, the Vatican has issued an instruction on the state of life, its discipline, and the responsibilities of diocesan bishops toward the vocation of consecrated virgins.   The ...

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First Reading: Ephesians 2:19-22

19 So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole structure is joined together and grows into ...

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First Reading: Amos 2:6-10, 13-16

6 Thus says the LORD: “For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not revoke the punishment; because they sell the righteous for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes — 7 they that trample the head of the poor into the dust of the earth, and turn ...

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