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Pope Francis said that “no religion is terrorist” in a welcome letter read aloud to more than 600 representatives of grass-roots organisations gathered for a four-day conference in California. 

 


The Knights of Malta interim leader has said the group is preparing for sweeping internal reforms which would scrap the requirement that the order’s Grand Master show he is of "noble birth" while introducing an age limit for the post holder...


After being sidelined following the bitter public row between the Vatican and the Knights of Malta, Cardinal Raymond Burke is now more than 7,000 miles from Rome on a pacific island...


Bishops whose dioceses are along the US-Mexico border have spoken of the "pain, the fear, and the anguish" they are seeing in immigrants and vowed to follow the example of the pope in building "bridges, rather than the walls of exclusion and exploitation."


Bishops in Pakistan have accused the Government of failing to protect the country’s citizens and police officers, after a suicide bomber killed 13 people and injured 108 in an attack on a protest rally in Lahore...


The most prevalent problem cited by couples experiencing difficulties in their relationships relate to communication (60 per cent) followed by anxiety and stress (58 per cent), according to according to new figures published on St Valentine’s Day by Accord, the Catholic marriage care agency in Ireland, writes Sarah Mac Donald.


Traditional church teaching and the attitudes of some Christians are partly responsible for the high level of mental health problems among gay and bisexual people, according to a new report by a Christian charity.


Nichols voices fears over women deacons Premium

16 February 2017 | by Martin o’Brien

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has spoken out against the possibility of a female diaconate, voicing concerns that efforts to make women deacons could derail other attempts to find them leadership roles in the Church.


Government claims that a scheme to rehome child refugees encouraged trafficking are “spurious” and “disgraceful”, a leading Catholic anti-slavery campaigner has said.


News Briefing: from Britain and Ireland Premium

16 February 2017 | by Liz Dodd

The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales is to gather the views of thousands of young people on the future of the Church through a mobile phone app.


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