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Nearly half of all Catholic dioceses in England have no immediate plans to build new schools should the current “faith cap” on admissions be lifted, while a further five are monitoring demand, a survey conducted by The Tablet has found.


22 February 2018 |

News Briefing: from Britain and Ireland Premium

The Moderator of the Church of Scotland was joining Pope Francis in a day of prayer for peace yesterday (Friday), with a focus on the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan.


In a surprise decree issued on Friday 16 February, Brazilian President Michel Temer ordered that policing in the state of Rio de Janeiro be removed from the control of the state government and placed in the hands of the regional military commander, General Walter Souza Braga Netto.


 The French bishops will host President Emmanuel Macron and 300-400 guests from civil society and Catholic life on 9 April for an evening of dialogue on issues facing French society.


Europe’s Catholic Justice and Peace Network has condemned Turkey’s current intervention in Syria as a violation of international law and demanded an immediate ceasefire.


South Africa’s bishops “heartily” welcomed the State of the Nation Address delivered by the country’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, last week.


Archbishop Scicluna, sent by Pope Francis to investigate allegations that a bishop had covered up sex abuse in Chile, is undergoing gallbladder surgery today, church officials have said.


Billy Graham, one of the world’s most famous Christian evangelists, has died aged 99 at his home in North Carolina.


Bishop of Portsmouth Philip Egan said today’s context has become one of mission and evangelisation within a secularised culture, largely toxic to Christian values


The Vatican has revealed that the Pope cried in response to a question sent to him by person in care, asking why his mother had abandoned him as a child...



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