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Women play a major role in the spread of Christianity in Iran - Premier

Women are playing a vital part in underground churches in Iran, despite the risk of imprisonment, Christian charity Open Doors has found.

Here’s an Intense New Trailer for ‘Logan’

A new trailer for the upcoming Wolverine movie Logan has just been released, and like the first one, it represents a darker, more intense direction for the Hugh Jackman character. It also looks really, really good. The movie drops in March.

When Is Abortion Racism?

White abortionists kill more Black and Hispanic babies than they do White babies every year. Abortion is a racist institution.

A Muslim Registry Is a Really Bad Idea

Katy Perry is right: Fear has no place in our country.

Sir Patrick Stewart Just Got Cast as a Very Special Character in the new 'Emoji Movie'

Sir Patrick Stewart is about to boldly go where no Shakespearean actor has gone before. The former Star Trek captain has officially been cast as ‘Poop’ in The Emoji Movie. You read that right. The formally trained and highly esteemed British actor will be playing a cartoon smiling poop emoji. The announcement was made from the Sony Pictures Twitter account, which really is the only appropriate way to advertise a movie about emojis. James Corden and Maya Rudolph have also been cast as voices in the animated film which will hit theaters on August 4, 2017.

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Donald Trump's inauguration prayer leaked - Premier Christianity

Anyway, Jesus. There are a lot of important people wanting to speak to me, so I’m gonna have to go. But if you need anything, you know where to find me. And don’t worry about this whole ‘personal relationship’ with you thing now that I’m gonna be busy kicking ISIS’s butt all over Iran and nuking wind farms in Scotland. I’ve got the best guys for praying. My guys are the best guys and they are gonna pray the hell out of this whole personal relationship thing, believe me. We’re gonna walk humbly with you like you’ve never seen, J. It’s gonna be huge. Huge.

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3 The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily

The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network is a website founded and edited by Greg West, a passionate defender of Christianity committed to ... by Greg West

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73-17

“73–17” is a sincere and passionate plea to black and white alike, to men and women alike, to all who would pause to ponder the power of personhood. In particular the film acknowledges the pain and addresses the plight of countless black women who, next to the children, have been the greatest victims of this system. What is a person? A person is you — as human today as you were in the womb.

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Why the Historicity of Jesus Is So Important (Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast #17) | Cold Case Christianity

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner talks about the importance of being able to make the case for the historicity of Jesus. In a generation ever more skeptical of the real existence of Jesus, now is the time to familiarize ourselves with the evidence so we can establish Jesus as a real and legitimate source of wisdom. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com )

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Why Argue about Evolution?

Instead of hitting each other over the head about evolution, maybe we could work together to solve some of this planet’s pressing problems (climate change, poverty, war, environmental degradation, wealth inequality, lack of health care and educational resources, prejudice, discrimination and so forth).

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6 Practices We Can All Learn From the Jesuit Tradition

We figured that if some of these Jesuit practices can help Garfield—until recently a self-proclaimed atheist—then they can help us, too. Here are six practices from the Jesuit tradition that we could all learn a little from:

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Awake, O Sleeper

Christian living is intensely practical. There are no experiences in life that God does not touch and change. Pastors face the enormous challenge of giving people a taste for the greatness of God every week, and yet touching them in the seemingly non-great practicalities of daily life.

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Who Is Lord: Christ or Caesar?

Someday, we will be like Him. That’s our hope. But it’s not a hope that we put on the shelf, and it’s not a hope that sends us into a cave. It’s a hope that sends us into the world with confidence. We can be confident in God, confident in His Word, confident in Christ, confident in the gospel, and confident in hope. In the AD 90s, Domitian ruled as emperor over Rome. His cruelty rivaled that of Nero. He insisted that he be worshiped as a god. Christians, of course, could not participate in the rituals of this emperor cult. That left them vulnerable, and that vulnerability led to persecution. It is likely that John’s exile to the island of Patmos directly resulted from Domitian’s edicts. John refused to bow.

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14 Instagram Accounts That Will Make You Appreciate Creation

Platforms like Instagram have the power to introduce us to the wonders of the world that exist outside of our normal walls. It’s difficult to be in awe of God’s handiwork in the Northern Lights if you’ve never had the chance to see them, but Instagram offers the chance to explore without leaving your couch. I mean, you should probably leave your couch but in the case that you need some wanderlust in your Thursday evening after work, here are a few accounts that can better connect us to the wonders around us.

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How to Pray for the Poor and Marginalized

Pray? Isn’t that the Christian cop-out? That’s what we say when we don’t know what to say or what to do: “I’ll pray for you” (and then we often don’t). Or it’s our last resort when we feel like we’ve run out of other options. I think that is more a reflection of our weak theology of prayer than it is of prayer’s efficacy. We use prayer as a last resort because, in our heart of hearts, we fear that prayer is no real choice at all.

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Survey: 100% Of People Marching On Washington Were Not Aborted | The Babylon Bee

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a survey conducted in the nation’s capital Saturday, a full 100% of the people marching on the nation’s capital for abortion rights as part of the “Women’s March on Washington” were found to have not been aborted by their mothers when they were yet to be born.

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'Wayne's World' Is Returning to a Theater Near You

Wayne's World will be returning to theaters again for two nights in February to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Wayne and Garth. Shwing! The re-showing will have a few added bonuses for fans, including an introduction by Peter Travers and a pre-recorded discussion with the cast. We’re not worthy! But, we’re excited.

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Boy, 12, charged after eggs and abuse hurled at church goers - Premier

A 12-year-old boy has been charged in connection with an incident in which church goers were pelted with eggs.

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We Know They Are Killing Children — All of Us Know

One biblical principle of justice is that the more knowledge we have that our action is wrong, the more guilty we are, and the more deserving of punishment (Luke 12:47–48). The point of this article is that, when it comes to abortion, we know what we are doing — all America knows. We are killing children. Pro-choice and Pro-life people both know this.

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Relentlessly Call Abortion What It Really Is

The killing of children can be tolerated and even championed as a social good so long as we don’t call it what it is. Call abortion an individual’s right to privacy and you can write it into the legal code. Call abortion a compassionate choice offered to a frightened girl to save her future or to save a child from an undesirable quality of life and you can swing popular opinion. Call abortion a liberation of women from the social and economic oppression of male dominance and passionate people will march on capitols chanting demands to preserve the human right of abortion on-demand.

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How Trump’s Inauguration Will Catalyze Christian Witness

And in our own day, individual Christians, churches, and organizations will go on sheltering refugees, adopting abandoned children, advocating for the dignity of women, standing with the poor and oppressed, and inviting more and more into the “life that is truly life” found in the Son of God. To a dying world, such practices seem small and naively weak, especially compared with political leaders like Trump who boast in their own economic and military strength. But to those with eyes to see, the small practices of the gospel are enough to turn the world upside-down. “Christianity is never as strong as it appears; but nor is it ever as weak as it appears,” said 19th-century German chancellor Otto von Bismarck. I anticipate that the next four years will bring us new opportunities to show how weak, and how strong, we really are.

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John Piper’s Prayer for President Trump

To that end Lord, we ask that you would bring Donald Trump out of darkness and into light. Give him a spirit of brokenness and humility. “Unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:3). “Unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). I pray that you would break his heart, give him humility, show him what it feels like to be penitent and to admit he’s done wrong — to confess he was wrong, ask forgiveness from you, and ask for forgiveness from the people that he’s wounded or people that he’s set a bad example for. He needs to be given the gift of faith and humility and repentance, and I pray that you would give it to him.

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3 Priorities for Evangelicals in the Trump Years

Perhaps most profoundly, at a time when Christians are largely viewed as anti-science, anti-intellectual, and just generally uncool, a president who was widely hailed as brilliant, scientific, and very cool spoke from the East Room of The White House during Easter season every year about the saving grace of Jesus Christ and what he accomplished on the cross. Republican, evangelistic Christians (and I use “evangelistic” intentionally) ended up taking the same basic posture to these remarks as Bill Maher, who repeatedly questioned President Obama’s faith (though Maher did not face the same criticism as the evangelical skeptics). For Maher, Obama was just too open-minded, too pro-science, to believe in something like the Resurrection. The failure of evangelicals to view the faith professions of Obama as a moment for fresh conversations about our faith might be one of the greatest missed evangelistic opportunities in America during the last decade.

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March for Life on Twitter

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How To Get Started In Apologetics

Pretty much every Christian has had that experience. I remember one incident when someone in class spoke up and said, “I do not believe Jesus was real, or if He was, He was not some kind of superhero.” I wanted to respond, but did not know how or where to begin, so to my shame, I remained silent.

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What the Bible Says About Not Being So Stressed Out

Like all lies though, worry doesn’t give us the whole picture. While worry would like us to believe we have something to gain by keeping it around, Jesus said, “Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? … So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:27-34)

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Today Is an Anniversary

And never mind that the first people against abortion weren’t white conservatives but the Black Panthers and the Nation of Islam because they saw abortion as a civil rights issue . And never mind that their fears have been actualized in today’s statistics, which tell us that black babies are five times more likely to be aborted than whites. Or that nearly 40% of abortions today are procured by black women (though they are only 12% of the population), or that two out of every three Planned Parenthood clinics are located in a black community.

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Is Your Conscience Captive to God?

Here is the supreme irony and tragedy of sin: the more we repeat our sins, the greater the guilt we incur, but the less sensitive we become to the pangs of guilt in our consciences. Paul says that people store up wrath for themselves on the day of wrath (Romans 2:5). That’s objective guilt — they are guilty because they have broken God’s law. But some people have so destroyed their consciences that they believe it really doesn’t matter what they do as long as it is consensual and they can see no harm. Their subjective guilt — their feeling or sense of guilt that accompanies wrongdoing — diminishes.

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The Sanctity of Unwanted Life

We must take action against the sin of abortion in our country and we must do it now. But make no mistake: The battle for life is not only inside clinic walls; it’s inside our hearts. Let’s stop abortion where it starts.

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A Singularity at the Beginning?

A previous post about the Big Bang elicited a few comments and questions about alternative scenarios for the origin of our universe that would not require an actual beginning.  I'd like to respond to those questions, but I think it would be beneficial to first discuss some of the scientific challenges that are faced when we try to understand what happened in the first 10 -35 seconds of the universe. One major challenge is to try to determine what laws of physics are applicable during that time.   This is a problem that you may have already heard about for it has to do with the incompatibility between Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity.  If you do a web search about this subject, you will find multitudes of articles written, from those that are quite basic to those that are quite technical.  The purpose of my blog is to describe things accurately, but simply, so my discussion will necessarily be basic. Quantum Mechanics describes how the universe works at very small scales, about the size of atoms or smaller.  When describing the universe at small scales and at very high energies, we need a particular subset of Quantum Mechanics called a Quantum Field Theory (QFT).

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6 Things on Netflix You Need to Watch Now

In his fifth comedy special, comedian Jim Gaffigan runs through a litany of culturally relevant observations and jokes. There have been several comedians who have done Netflix specials lately (Aziz Ansari, Tig Nataro), and he brings his hilarious edge and voice to the table. He talks about the chaotic nature of having a large family (he has five kids), his appearance and his relationship with his wife. His comedy routines have only gotten funnier over time, focusing on what works and his best material, you get the sense that Gaffigan has mastered his craft. This special is just over an hour and can definitely turn around a bad mood or rough day.

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Praying Together - Tim Challies

I t was a case of serendipitous timing, at least from my perspective. I began to read Praying Together just as our church began its annual week of prayer, a week of nightly prayer meetings. And really, the timing couldn’t have worked out better. We gathered night by night to confess our sins, to express our gratitude, to ask God to save his people, to seek his favor on our church, to ask him to expand his work across our city and our world, and even to plead for an increase of our delight in him. And while we did all of this, I was challenged by Megan Hill on the beauty, the necessity, and the sheer goodness of praying together. Sponsor Show Your Support Become a Patron

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The Promise of President Trump: Eric Metaxas

My earnest hope is that most Americans will learn again to love their country, and will understand that not to do so is like refusing to love oneself or one’s children—peevish and wrong. To love something is not merely to approve of it, but to call it upward to its best self, to call it to a purpose that goes far beyond itself. Most who have truly loved America have done so with a conviction that we are, to use Lincoln’s phrase, God’s “almost chosen people.” We have been abundantly blessed not for ourselves, but so that we could be a beacon of hope and freedom to the world, not least for people like my parents, who...

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Senate confirms retired Gen. James Mattis as defense secretary, breaking with decades of precedent

Mattis, 66, was approved with a 98-1 vote. He will lead the Defense Department’s 1.9 million active-duty service members and reservists and oversee a budget of more than $580 billion as Trump prepares to expand the military. He becomes the first senior military officer to serve as defense secretary since President Truman nominated Army Gen. George C. Marshall for the job in 1950, as the U.S. military struggled in the Korean War.

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13 Ideas for Your Next Christian Tattoo

I love Relevant and enjoy reading articles of all kinds on here- I even made it my home page, so I would get on social media less, and read Christian-based articles more. I even thought this article was entertaining, and more wholesome than most "tattoo fail" articles. All that to say, something that has been really bothering me lately is the "look" that Christians in their 20-somethings feel they have to fill. There is all this pressure to get cool tattoos/piercings, the latest haircut, hipster clothing, the most smooth espresso, and organic breakfast pastries (OH, and not to mention get the most artsy Instagram frame to capture it all) to fit into the modern church scene. I mean, look at the model for this article- super attractive, cutting edge style, tattoo sleeve- the whole bit. I worry we are getting too caught up in how we look, than how we treat and include others. Am I the only one who is intimidated when I walk into church, and I am surrounded by people with brand new Warby Parker glasses, and $6 lattes from the local roaster? Many people buy their favorite coffee every morning, drop hundreds of dollars on watches, glasses, or shoes, but haven't dropped money in the offering plate for months.

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Why I Pray for an End to Sanctity of Life Day

Instead, the reason I have mixed feelings about this day is that it reminds me we have to say things to one another that human beings shouldn’t have to say. Mothers shouldn’t kill their children. Fathers shouldn’t abandon their babies. No human life is worthless, regardless of skin color, age, disability, or economic status. The very fact that these things must be proclaimed is a reminder of the horrors of this present darkness. And I hate it.

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Abortion: A Rational Look at An Emotional Issue—Free eBook

January 22nd marks the 44th anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. In light of this, Reformation Trust is making the ebook edition of R.C. Sproul’s Abortion: A Rational Look at An Emotional Issue free to download. We encourage you to download the ebook and share this offer with your family, friends, and church community.

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http://pastorrick.com/devotional/english/spiritual-growth-must-be-intentional

Growth in the human soul requires a commitment to grow. A person must want to grow, decide to grow, and make an effort to grow. Spiritual growth begins with a decision. It doesn’t have to be a complex decision, but it does have to be sincere. When Jesus’ followers decided to choose his way, they didn’t understand all the implications of their decision. They simply expressed a desire to follow him, and that was the beginning of an exciting journey of the soul. Jesus took that simple but sincere decision and built on it. In Philippians 2:12b-13, Paul offers insight into spiritual growth while speaking to people who already believe: “Continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose” (NIV). Notice that it says “work out” — not “work on” — your salvation. There is nothing you can do to save yourself spiritually; Christ took care of that by his life, death, and Resurrection. The important thing to note is that God has a part in our growth — but so do we.

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82% of Women in America Think Sexism Is Still a Problem

It seems that the difference was not only in how quality of life was perceived but also whether we'd achieved gender equality already. Ninety-three percent of the participants surveyed said they believe in gender equality in work, life and politics. Twenty percent of those polled believed we had already achieved it, 12 percent of them being women.

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March Defends Women’s Right To Choose Conformity With Only One Political Viewpoint | The Babylon Bee

“I strongly defend a woman’s right to choose to fully agree with me on unlimited and unhindered access to abortion for any reason,” said Cecile Richards, CEO of Planned Parenthood and featured speaker at the march. “Women of all cultures, political affiliations, and backgrounds must be free to choose to align themselves with our exact political stance on this issue. We reject those who would rob women of their right to dutifully express total compliance with what we tell them to think about abortion. This march is all about unity.”

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Why the Gospel of ‘Authenticity’ Has It Wrong

I think the reason why a lot of us as mellenials pursue authenticity is because we come in contact with people who are not real with themselves, whether we find them in politics, churches, schools, etc. I think it's the fact that we don't like hidden motives or hypocrisy (and yes, all of us are hypocrites). I do believe that God wants authenticity, but it's the kind that Christ showed when he talked with those who were considered troublemakers and that Paul showed when he wrote to the churches. Jesus even told in Matthew 23 about how the religious leaders were not authentic. They look like they were standing for something, but it was all about them. I think authenticity is a motivator to repentance, because how can we expect people to repent, and we're not being real with ourselves when it comes to our sins and weaknesses? It's upsetting when you see people who make tend that they're right all the time. It's not that you want to find any fault, but it's the fact that they are lying about their humanity because as long as we're human, we'll make mistakes. As Christians, when we become authentic with Christ, sooner or later, we will become authentic with those around us.

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Why the Information in Our DNA Points to the Existence of God

The more we learn about the origin of life in our universe, the more reasonable the case for God’s existence. The building blocks of life (proteins, ribosomes, enzymes etc.) are formed at the direction of specific nucleotide sequencing in DNA, the largest molecule known. In humans, DNA contains as many as 10 billion atoms. The adenine, guanine, cytosine, and thymine bases in DNA are linked in a particular order to form the genetic code containing the master plan for every organism. The information in DNA guides and instructs the formation of proteins; without it, protein formation would be a haphazard, hit-or-miss proposal. The nucleic sequence in DNA is informational .

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Michael Ramsden on Twitter

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9 Myths about Abortion Rights and Roe v. Wade

We find on the sidewalk at our local Planned Parenthood (Murderhood) that men are more pro-life, meaning that they are for more overwhelming against abortion than women. Another myth that should be highlighted is the myth “Women don’t really want to kill their babies” and “Women are victims” These two myths perpetrate lies that keep Roe V Wade even acceptable among most of the Church. Yes, they will say they are pro-life but all that usually means is “let us say we are against this, but don’t offend the people actually doing it, and don’t abolish it, just put Planned Parenthood out of business then abortions will stop”. Lies, all lies in a culture that accepts and if not openly, privately embraces this atrocity. As we become more and more a feminized culture we must relate with the woman in a way that makes men bad and them heroic for murdering their babies. We must speak Truth, and we must speak it unashamedly or it will be lost to a generation that wants to believe that murdering babies is a “compassionate and brave” option.

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Last Year Was the Hottest Year on Record ... for the Third Year in a Row

The biggest effects of the warming can be seen in places like the Arctic, where temperatures were 20 to 30 degrees higher than normal in several places and ice has been visibly melting. And on the other end of the spectrum, India experienced its hottest day in its recorded history in May: 123.8 degrees.

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God Made You Alive for God

You came into this world dead. Not sort of “hard of hearing” towards the gospel, not simply crippled in good works, not struggling to keep your head above the waters of sin. You were dead: spiritually lifeless and unmoving. Everything that a dead corpse can contribute to becoming alive, you could do, spiritually, to believe in Christ. That is, nothing. Dead means dead (Ephesians 2:1–3).

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Pope's representative in the UK leaves post after 6 years - Premier

Archbishop Antonio Mennini has had an extensive diplomatic career. He has also been the Pope's representative to Bulgaria, Russia and Uzbekistan. He is known in Italy as the priest who heard the final confession of murdered Prime Minister, Aldo Moro, in the 1970s.

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Equip Christians to talk about their beliefs, says CoE report - Premier

A report by the Church of England says there needs to be a major "cultural shift" in order to mobilise members to spread the gospel.

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Paula White Shatters Glass Ceiling By Becoming First Female False Teacher To Pray At Presidential Inauguration | The Babylon Bee

Prosperity gospel preacher and televangelist Paula White became the first female false teacher to pray at a presidential inauguration when she did so at Donald Trump’s swearing-in ceremony Friday.

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56 Freezing refugees should shame Europe, says former Archbishop of Canterbury - Premier
57 Bishops apologise for findings of Northern Ireland child abuse inquiry - Premier
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