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Irish Churches hold prayer service to mark centenary of nation’s partition | SW NEWS | 370 On Thursday, October 21st, believers in Ireland commemorated the centenary of partition and the creation of …More
Irish Churches hold prayer service to mark centenary of nation’s partition | SW NEWS | 370

On Thursday, October 21st, believers in Ireland commemorated the centenary of partition and the creation of Northern Ireland. To mark the occasion, a solemn ecumenical prayer service was held at the historic St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral in Armagh — the site of the first church that was built on the island by St Patrick in the fifth century. MP proposes amendment in UK parliament to allow priests to administer last rites at crime scenes In the UK, a Labour Party politician has proposed an amendment that allows access for Catholic priests to administer the Last Rites at crime scenes. This comes in the wake of a priest being denied permission to provide the sacrament to veteran Catholic politician Sir David Amess after he was stabbed repeatedly last week. English religious leaders strongly oppose Assisted Dying Bill In the United Kingdom, the Catholic Church has joined the Anglican Church and Jewish community in strongly opposing the proposed bill that seeks to legalize assisted dying. Robbers loot and burn diocesan office in Chile Attacks on Catholic churches in Chile are continuing and, in a recent incident, robbers looted and burned the office of the diocese of Talca on the night of October 18th. The pastoral departments for youth, social work, and the foundation for university students in the diocesan office complex were looted and torched. Pakistani Christians are associated with the West and targeted by Muslim hardliners: Cardinal Coutts A cardinal in Pakistan has criticized what he calls the duplicity of the US and the European Union, saying that it has had an impact on the persecution of Christians in the region. In an interview with a Catholic publication in Rome, Pakistani Cardinal Joseph Coutts has said that over the past decade his nation has moved increasingly towards Islamisation. Myanmar reels from severe humanitarian crisis, military arrests 7 Caritas aid workers The United Nations Country team in crisis-hit Myanmar has said that three million people are in need of urgent life-saving assistance in the wake of ongoing conflict, the pandemic, and food insecurity. 80-year-old former Ukrainian MP leads restoration work of dilapidated 19th-century Catholic church An 80-year-old former Ukrainian member of Parliament, who suffered imprisonment during Soviet rule, is on a mission to renovate a dilapidated Catholic Church in his home village of Latacz. Denver archbishop expresses solidarity with Jewish community after anti-Semitic vandalism in schools