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- Cushley says O’Brien damaged Church’s credibility as new allegations emerge
- German cardinals row over pastoral care of divorced and remarried
- Priests and bishops latest to say English missal translation needs overhaul
- Cardinal mocks FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s claim that FIFA is more influential than religion
- At last, a Grand Mufti taking extremists to task Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald
- Sepp Blatter has scored an own goal taking on religion Jimmy Burns
- The new Missal has failed Bishop Donald Trautman
The Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh has described the actions of his predecessor, who has apologised for his sexual failings, as damaging the Church’s credibility and demoralising Catholics.
One of the most senior cardinals in the Vatican has condemned as “anti-Catholic” a suggestion by the president of the German bishops’ conference that local Churches should decide their own response to divorced and remarried Catholics who wanted to receive Communion.
Priests from Ireland and two bishops have become the latest to call for changes to the English translation of the Mass.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been “shown the yellow card” by Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki of Cologne for boasting that football’s international governing body is more influential than any religion.
Catholic peer Lord Hylton has voiced concern that foreign domestic workers remain “open to abuse and exploitation” despite the passage of the Modern Slavery Act, which received Royal Assent today.
Members of Pope Francis' safeguarding board have expressed concern over his appointment of a Chilean bishop to a diocese despite accusations that he covered up child abuse by a priest.
The Church of England has been accused of raiding its assets in an attempt to address declining attendance, with a £100 million recruitment plan that has also been criticised for lacking a “proven” growth strategy.
The Church of England has named its most senior woman bishop, the second to be appointed to the episcopacy this week.
The Polish bishops' conference defended its handling of sexual abuse by clergy after a former priest was jailed in connection with the case of Jozef Wesolowski, the laicized former nuncio to the Dominican Republic.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will welcome Pope Francis to the White House on 23 September during his visit to the US.