Thousands shelter in South Sudan cathedral

More than 10,000 people are sheltering at a cathedral in the South Sudanese city of Wau, according to IRIN News. Fr Peter Moses said people believed rebels “would not slaughter civilians in the backyard of a church”. The country’s civil war started in 2013.

Vatican astronomer: eclipse is cause for joy

Vatican astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno has told an audience in Kentucky that Monday’s eclipse was a chance to appreciate Creation and be filled “with joy”.

BBC is undermining morality, says cardinal

Cardinal Wilfred Napier of Durban tweeted that the BBC is “determined” to “undermine traditional and Christian morality”.

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