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A huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY today to two heroes of our neighbourhood. Their blogging, media activities and involvement in the"real world" have changed the world. God bless them and God bless the Blogosphere.
SEVEN WHOLE DAYS
LIONEL DEIMEL'S FARRAGO
From THE MAIL:
From THE BELFAST TELEGRAPH:
It was a simple yet moving gesture that encapsulated the remarkable qualities of the family of murdered Northern Ireland girl Jennifer Cardy. Her mother, Patricia, walked over to the lawyer who had defended the man found guilty of her daughter's kidnap and murder and embraced him warmly. That hug with David Spens QC in a quiet corner of Armagh Crown Court demonstrated the generosity and kindness of spirit the entire Cardy family retained throughout a trial which exposed them to an ordeal second only to the horror of losing Jennifer.
From THE MAIL:
David Cameron will strike a deal today to reform the monarchy, which will let the eldest child of Prince William and his wife Kate inherit the throne – even if it’s a girl. The Prime Minister will put an end to more than 300 years of history by thrashing out an agreement with Commonwealth leaders to end the rule that the first-born male inherits the throne ahead of any elder sisters. The deal will also end the ban on members of the Royal Family who marry a Roman Catholic being able to succeed to the throne.
Religious leaders joined with Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday to denounce violence perpetrated in the name of their faiths, amid growing religious fanaticism across the world.
"No more violence, no more war, no more terrorism! Never again! In the name of God, that every religion bring justice and peace, forgiveness and life and love to the world!" the pope said at a ceremony in the Saint Francis basilica in Assisi, Italy.
The colourful crowd of religious representatives had taken a special train from Vatican City to Assisi, where Buddhist monks mixed with turbaned Sikhs, black-frocked patriarchs and Catholic cardinals in their red skull-caps.
FOR YOUR PRAYERS
Your prayers, please, for Dianne at FORKS OFF THE MOMENT. She's been through a lot lately and the stress is beginning to effect her physically.
Posted by Ormonde Plater at THROUGH THE DUST:
Murdered in the New Orleans area this week:
10/18 Wilbert Decou 45 M stabbed Jefferson (missed last week)
10/20 Louis Dickerson 26 M shot Orleans
Please pray for them, their families, and their murderers.
Twin roadside bombs in Baghdad killed at least 10 people and wounded 35 on Thursday in the biggest attacks since the United States said it would withdraw all its troops from Iraq. Two other people were killed and 13 wounded in other gun and bomb attacks across the Iraqi capital yesterday.
From BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK:
Kenyan forces killed at least nine al-Shabaab fighters in their first engagement with the al-Qaeda- linked militia since beginning an incursion into the country 13 days ago. Two Kenyan soldiers were injured, one critically, in the fighting that took place yesterday near Tabda, about 470 kilometers (292 miles) southwest of the capital, Mogadishu.
At least four people died yesterday when a vehicle carrying Education Ministry officials was attacked by suspected bandits about 100 kilometers south of Mandera, a northeastern Kenyan town on the border of Somalia.
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