from FaithWorld:

Excerpts from pope’s London speech to Catholic teachers

By Reuters Staff
September 17, 2010

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Visiting a Catholic school in London on Friday, Pope Benedict said teachers should give their pupils not only marketable skills but also wisdom, which he said was inseparable from knowledge of God. Catholic schools and Catholic religious teachers play an important part in transmitting this wisdom, he said. He also stressed the need to protect pupils from sexual predators.

from FaithWorld:

Pope must make amends, say British abuse victims

September 15, 2010

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Victims of abuse by Catholic priests urged the Vatican on the eve of Pope Benedict's visit to Britain to hand over lists of suspected offenders to the police to prevent further cases of clerical sex crimes.

Tiny anti-Pope rally draws huge police response

September 9, 2010

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By Maria Golovnina

Peaking through the iron gates of the Vatican’s residence in London, four people rallied quietly on a rainy afternoon holding photographs of children they said were abused by Catholics priests around the world.

from FaithWorld:

“Ordain women,” London bus ads will urge Pope Benedict during September visit

August 26, 2010

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Pope Benedict will be confronted by posters on London's famous red buses during his trip to the British capital next month which will call for the ordination of women priests.

Olympic debt and land deal gives momentum to legacy

July 8, 2010

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The government has signed off a multi-million pound debt and land deal with the Mayor of London, which could have endangered parts of the 2012 Olympic legacy and threatened to turn it into an unseemly Conservative spat.

from Breakingviews:

Hedge funds may still escape EU pay crackdown

July 7, 2010

Hedge funds should stop panicking. It is true that some have been lumped in with banks on tough new European Union rules regulating pay. But there are a number of factors that should defuse the threat.

from The Great Debate UK:

Confronting the immigration conundrum

July 1, 2010

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-Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff Business School. The opinions expressed are his own.-

from Afghan Journal:

The Afghan conference: a meeting of victors or the vanquished ?

January 27, 2010

AFGHANISTAN/If you listened to some of the rhetoric in the lead-up to Thursday's conference on Afghanistan in London and followed the coverage accompanying it, you would think it is a meeting of the victors of war.

from Pakistan: Now or Never?:

Failed airline attack raises fresh questions about battle against al Qaeda

December 28, 2009

departuresIn the absence of a coherent narrative about the failed Christmas Day attack on a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit, the debate about how best to tackle al Qaeda and its Islamist allies has once again been thrown wide open.

The London 2012 Paralympic Games is already changing lives

December 3, 2009

dametanni- Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson is Britain’s most successful Paralympic athlete, with a total of 16 medals, including 11 golds. She is part of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and Vice-Chair of the Sports Advisory Group. The opinions expressed are her own. -