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  • 28 Mar 2003

    The poorest households in the UK are failing to claim more than £5bn a year according to government figures.

  • 27 Mar 2003

    Archeologists defend biblical treasures from bombs

    -27/3/03

    Iraqi archaeologists are risking their lives to guard some of the world's most important ancient

    Archeologists defend biblical treasures from bombs

    -27/3/03

    Iraqi archaeologists are risking their lives to guard some of the world's most important ancient

  • 27 Mar 2003

    As the first truckloads of humanitarian aid arrived in Iraq yesterday, church aid agencies also said that they are ready to move in to help in the provision of clean water.

    Church aid agencies ready to move in

    -27/3/2003

    As the first truckloads of humanitarian aid arrived in Iraq yesterday, church aid agencies also said that the

  • 26 Mar 2003

    Pope John Paul has said that his heart was "oppressed" by the news of battles in Iraq.

  • 25 Mar 2003

    Bishop "breaks ranks" over war

    -25/3/2003

    A Church of England bishop expressed his support for the war yesterday, "breaking ranks" with most of his colleague

    Bishop "breaks ranks" over war

    -25/3/2003

    A Church of England bishop expressed his support for the war yesterday, "breaking ranks" with most of his colleague

  • 25 Mar 2003

    Chirac attempts to forge holy alliance

    -25/03/2003

    President Jacques Chirac offered yesterday to work with the Vatican to ensure the "primacy of law" in the

    Chirac attempts to forge holy alliance

    -25/03/2003

    President Jacques Chirac offered yesterday to work with the Vatican to ensure the "primacy of law" in the

  • 24 Mar 2003

    One of the most painful chapters of South Africaís history has drawn to a close as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the former chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), handed over the final volumes of the Commissionís report to the government on the countryís Human Rights Day.

  • 24 Mar 2003

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams has written to Anglican Bishops and Archbishops around the world to express his concerns about the conflict in "the first homeland of Abraham" and his hope for a positive future for the Middle East.

  • 24 Mar 2003

    The Government appears to be caught between competing demands for aid, as the conflict in Iraq continues.

  • 24 Mar 2003

    Cook warns of gulf between West and Islam

    -24/3/2003

    In his first major interview since he resigned, Robin Cook has warned of the risk of a gulf between the

    Cook warns of gulf between West and Islam

    -24/3/2003

    In his first major interview since he resigned, Robin Cook has warned of the risk of a gulf between the

  • 24 Mar 2003

    Mosul - home of many Christians - bombarded

    -24/03/2003

    The northern Iraqi city of Mosul, location of the second biggest Christian community in Iraq, has co

    Mosul - home of many Christians - bombarded

    -24/03/2003

    The northern Iraqi city of Mosul, location of the second biggest Christian community in Iraq, has co

  • 24 Mar 2003

    Jubilee Campaign, the Christian-based human rights organisation has exposed the use of false evidence in the case against a persecuted Christian leader.

  • 21 Mar 2003

    Bishops issue warnings and lead prayers

    -21/03/2003

    The West has entered "dangerous new terrain" with unpredictable consequences by attacking Iraq, the Archb

    Bishops issue warnings and lead prayers

    -21/03/2003

    The West has entered "dangerous new terrain" with unpredictable consequences by attacking Iraq, the Archb

  • 20 Mar 2003

    Iraqi deputy denies defection attempt

    -20/03/2003

    Tariq Aziz, the Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister and the only member of Saddam's inner circle to profess a Chri

    Iraqi deputy denies defection attempt

    -20/03/2003

    Tariq Aziz, the Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister and the only member of Saddam's inner circle to profess a Chri

  • 19 Mar 2003

    As focus now switches to what will happen when war breaks out, religious leaders across Britain have said that they will hold a peace vigil as soon as war is declared.

    Religious leaders join in anti-war vigil

    -19/03/2003

    As focus now switches to what will happen when war breaks out, religious leaders across Britain have sai