Makarios: Character and Virtue in the Christian Tradition
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8 May 2023
Dr Alda Balthrop-Lewis – a Senior Research Fellow in ACU's Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry – has been appointed this year’s Denis Edwards Visiting Fellow at the Laudato Si’ Research Instit...
10 January 2023
ACU papal historian Dr Miles Pattenden led media coverage of the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, reaching a global audience of almost 50 million people.
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