IRA ceasefire 20 years on, Pope on Iraq

1994 ceasefire

Scottish independence? Russian invasion, Filipino earthquake victims await Francis dinner, Patriarch of Constantinople announces Environment Summit, Benedict and the Tridentine Mass, Myanmar Catholics celebrate.

Scottish archbishops urge Catholics to vote in independence referendum (The Catholic Register)

If Scotland Breaks Free, Queen Elizabeth Could Speak for Two Countries at Once (Newsweek)

Pope Francis calls priest serving at Iraqi refugee camp (Vatican Radio)

Patriarch Sako: Global threat of IS demands global response (Vatican Radio)

Death toll for Ebola epidemic rises (Vatican Radio)

NATO prepares rapid force in Eastern Europe (Vatican Radio)

Greek Catholics face hostility amid unrest in Ukraine (CNA)

David Cameron urges European leaders not to make the same mistake with Vladimir Putin as with Adolf Hitler (

The IRA ceasefire 20 years on (The Irish Times)

Northern Ireland historical abuse inquiry hearing evidence from Australia (The Irish Times)

Philippine earthquake survivors hope to dine with Pope (Vatican Radio)

Benedict XVI Surprises Movement Founder By Inviting Him to Visit (Zenit)

Bartholomew I announces June Environmental Summit (Vatican Radio)

Myanmar celebrates 500 years of Catholicism with music, art (CNA)

Development conference to convene for small island nations (Vatican Radio)

South Sudanese civilians fleeing violence and facing famine (Vatican Radio)

South Africa denies Dalai Lama visa for peace summit, spokeswoman says (ABC religion and ethics)


Weekly General Audience: Pope: We suffer with Iraqi Christians (Catholic News Service/YouTube)

IMAGE: A young boy and a soldier after the IRA announced a ceasefire in 1994 (Source Belfast Telegraph)

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