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Pope Francis told the Family Forum in Rome: 'In the last century the whole world was scandalised by what the Nazis did to treat the purity of the race. Today we do the same, but with white gloves.'


The French church has launched a program to combat anti-migrant and anti-Muslim attitudes amid reports of tensions among Catholics.


More than 460 priests have signed a letter to the Catholic Herald defending the teaching of Humanae Vitae on human sexuality and its specific judgement that artificial contraception is “absolutely excluded” and “intrinsically wrong”.

 


The Acting Archbishop of Adelaide has said that the Church in South Australia will not adhere to new laws compelling priests who are told about child abuse within Confession to report what they hear to police


Argentina's bishops expressed disappointment with the approval of an initiative that moves the South American country closer to legalising abortion. But the bishops also pledged to review their social ministries to better attend to youth and women.


Conservative Catholics are to hold a two-day ‘Conference of Catholic Families’ in Dublin as the Vatican backed World Meeting of Families is taking place in the RDS in August.

 


On the first anniversary of the devastating Grenfell tower fire that killed 72 people, Cardinal Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, called for prayers for all those involved in the “unforgettable disaster”.


France’s bishops are aiming to step up efforts to integrate migrants after an opinion poll they commissioned showed the country’s self-identified Catholics are divided over calls to welcome newcomers, with over one fifth concerned about the growth of Islam.


Pope Francis has told some of the world’s leading oil executives that while “civilisation requires energy”, energy use “must not destroy civilisation”.


German bishops have responded with anger to a letter from the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), Archbishop Luis Ladaria, telling them that in the Pope’s view a handout they approved on in­ter­communion was “not ready” for publication.

 


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