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A leading cardinal has said he hopes bishops at next month’s synod will listen to lay people and bring forward proposals to allow communion for divorced and remarried Catholics.
Bishops around the world are taking firmly opposed positions on the question of barring remarried divorcees from receiving Communion which is set to be a contentious topic at next month’s Synod on the Family at the Vatican.
Scotland’s bishops urged Scots to “all now co-operate for the benefit of our nation” after the country yesterday rejected independence from the United Kingdom.
All Hallows College in Dublin has instructed an American multinational commercial property company, CBRE, to oversee the sale of its campus.
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A successor to Cardinal George Pell, one of Pope Francis' group of nine cardinal-advisers, has been announced to run the archdiocese of Sydney.
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Older churchgoers should not frown or be put off by the sound of children in church, the Bishop of Arundel and Brighton, Kieran Conry, said this week.
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