... the parish of St. Nicholas Owen, Little Thornton, is within the Roman Catholic diocese of Lancaster, England
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one's church is the kernel of that nut" . Hillaire Belloc's – Path to Rome.
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3rd April – In his strongest statement yet, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Vatican's top diplomat in Geneva endorsed decisive military action against terror groups, effectively declaring war on extremists.
At an address to the 23rd Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the Situation of Human Rights in Nigeria, he said "The ongoing violence, persecution and murder at the hands of the Boko Haram group especially in Nigeria, but also in Cameroon, Benin, Chad and Niger, present serious transgressions under international law, including war crimes and crimes against humanity which require an urgent and effective response from the involved States, together with the solidarity of the international community." . .
22nd January - Seventy years after the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, an Android and iOS application is aiming to provide new insights into the Holocaust for modern-day smartphone and tablet users.
70 Voices: Victims, Perpetrators and Bystanders is the work of the Holocaust Educational Trust, which has made it available as a free download through Google, Amazon and Apple's app stores.
24 thMarch -Hundreds of people have been queuing up Monday to view the coffin of the last Plantagenet King of England, Richard III. The coffin is on public view in Leicester Cathedral until Thursday when it will be lowered into a tomb following a ceremony presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby . . . .
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This Sunday's Audio Gospel 3rd May 2015 ... Gospel Jn 15: 1-8
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