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- Church agencies in race to reach survivors of Nepal earthquake as death toll continues to rise
- Francis to visit Fatima for 100th anniversary of Marian apparitions
- Armenian Church canonises 1.5 million genocide 'martyrs' slain by Ottoman Turks
- ‘Merger’ talks between St Mary’s, Twickenham and Heythrop College enter final stage
- The close relationship between Scottish bishops and the SNP Tom Gallagher
- US nuns’ relief that the Vatican’s investigation fizzled out Professor Margaret Susan Thompson
- Failure to recognise the Armenian genocide has left Britain politically illiterate Igor Dorfmann-Lazarev
Survivors of the Nepal earthquake are in desperate need of shelter and aid, church agencies said today, as it emerged that thousands, including children, were forced to sleep outside as temperatures plummeted overnight.
Pope Francis has confirmed that he will come to Portugal for the 100th anniversary of the apparitions at Fatima, in 2017.
The 1.5 million Armenians massacred by Ottoman forces in the genocide that lasted from 1915 to 1922 were canonised yesterday evening in a two-hour ceremony.
A potentially landmark merger deal in Catholic higher education has entered the final phase of negotiations.
Fewer than four in 10 parliamentary candidates in marginal seats in the coming general election say they believe in God – and a third are atheists.
The French Catholic Church has received more than 10,000 responses to the Vatican survey for October's synod on the family, according to Montpellier Archbishop Pierre-Marie Carré, vice president of the bishops’ conference. Many were pleased to be asked their opinion and hoped this would become a regular practice.
The Catholic bishop of Garissa claims that there is a movement to create an Islamic state in the region of north-eastern Kenya that includes his diocese.
The number of women in England and Wales entering religious life has risen to its highest level in 25 years while the number of men entering the priestly formation has dropped.
A conference in Rome last week explored how women might play a decisive role in conflict resolution, while Cardinal Peter Turkson told participants that the next secretary of the pontifical council that he heads could be a woman.
The German bishops’ conference has summarised and commented on the replies of German Catholics to the 46 questions of the second Vatican questionnaire on the family, in an 18-page report published on 20 April.