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Following his election as Lib Dem leader, Tim Farron was grilled by the media about his beliefs as an evangelical Christian. Has the focus on faith, which began with Tony Blair, reached the point where it is harder than ever to hold religious beliefs and play an active role in political life?
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Pope Francis' favourability rating among American Catholics has dropped almost one-fifth in a little over a year, according to a Gallup poll published two months ahead of his visit to New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC.
The diocese of Limburg, whose former Bishop, Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, resigned in 2013 after having spent more than 31m euros on redecorating the bishop’s residence and who has often been dubbed the “Bishop of Bling”, plans to file a €3.9m claim for damages in a Vatican court against him.
“The right to die is somebody else’s duty to kill,” warned Cardinal Vincent Nichols on the Day for Life.
The elderly bishop of Wenzhou joined around 20 clergy last week in a protest outside government offices in Wenzhou city to challenge the removal of crosses from churches in Zhejiang province.
A far-right mayor in southern France has successfully defended a Christmas crib in his city hall against a legal complaint by secularists, by arguing that it represented a French tradition rather than a religious display.
Pope Francis appealed on Sunday for the release of two archbishops and a Jesuit priest kidnapped by Islamists in Syria two years ago.
The German Protestant Church (EKD) has apologised for the widespread destruction of religious images during the Reformation.
Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane says the ideology underpinning the push for same-sex marriage contains a number of falsehoods, including that same-sex marriage is about equality and civil rights, that heterosexuality and homosexuality are equivalent, and that marriage is only about two individuals.
The row between a Catholic cabinet minister and a group of high-ranking Catholics who are criticising the Government’s welfare reforms has continued this week, with further letters exchanged in which each party defends its corner.
More than 200 people attended a Catholic Mass in Detroit in reparation for the unveiling of a Satanic statue in the city.