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The Irish Naval Vessel LÉ James Joyce has rescued 617 migrants some 40 nautical miles northeast of Tripoli, Libya.

Yesterday morning the Naval vessel located and rescued 165 people from three separate boats. The first operation involved 15 people on a wooden boat.
All were taken on board LÉ James Joyce, where they were given food, water and medical treatment where required. 104 more words

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Pope Francis and Mark Zuckerberg meet in Vatican. Pair speak about using communication technology to fight poverty

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, this morning had a private audience with Pope Francis in the Vatican.
Mr Zuckerberg, who was accompanied by his wife, Priscilla Chan, talked to the Pope about the role of new technologies in combating poverty. 295 more words

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Real Life Lessons Becoming Less Real

I’m lucky to be alive.

“When is the expiration date on this?” said my daughter, turning the milk bottle around in her hand. Unable to find one, she returned the container to the refrigerator. 472 more words

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Amend Article 121 (1A) as well...

I applaud the Prime Minister’s recent decision to amend the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 (“LRA”).

Being a practising lawyer and involved in several related cases I believe it is also high time for the federal government to reconsider into other significant changes such as amendment to Article 121 (1) of the Federal Constitution. 273 more words

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The Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin says Maynooth seminary “has to change, not just because of current allegations but because of the fact that we’re living in a different world.”

Martin: Maynooth must change as ‘we’re in a different world’
Archbishop says response to radical change in religious culture needs `more than just tweaking’

The Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said Maynooth seminary “has to change, not just because of current allegations but because of the fact that we’re living in a different world.” … 654 more words

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Saved by their mother from abortion, twin brothers now 'defend the God of life' as priests

Twin brother priests Paulo and Felipe Lizama celebrate Mass together.
Had their mother heeded her doctors’ advice, these twin brothers would not be alive today. 364 more words

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