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Iraq

Iraq’s main Churches are divided over how best to safeguard Christians in the north of the country after the defeat of Islamic State (IS) militants in that region, writes Abigail Frymann Rouch.


Germany

A liberal mosque where men and women will be treated as equals is to open in Berlin on 16 June. The mosque has been founded by Seyran Ates, a lawyer and writer with Turkish roots, who is also an imamin (woman imam). She has hired rooms for it at the Protestant Johanniskirche (St John’s church)...


Rome

President Donald Trump was to meet with Pope Francis inside the Vatican on Wednesday in a foreign tour that saw him visit the centres of the world’s three Abrahamic religions.


A Catholic archbishop has given his blessing to President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in a region of the Philippines as long as human rights are protected...


Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has praised Pope Francis for his appointment in November 2014 of Guinean Cardinal Robert Sarah to head the Vatican congregation that oversees the liturgy, despite differences that have since then emerged between the cardinal and Pope Francis.


As Netflix released a seven-part documentary about the unsolved 1969 murder of a Baltimore nun on 19 May, officials of the Archdiocese of Baltimore reaffirmed that the Church did not interfere in the investigation of her death...


Militants linked to Islamic State abducted a Catholic priest and at least 12 parishioners while laying siege to a city in the Philippines last night...


Today, the two world leaders met for the first time for a half hour meeting, a moment to put their differences aside and find some common ground...


The South African Bishops’ Conference has condemned the “agony” of violence against women and children in the country, as new figures reveal that a woman is killed every eight hours by someone she knows and one in five children has been sexually abused...


Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has praised Pope Francis for his November 2014 appointment of Guinean Cardinal Robert Sarah to head the Vatican congregation that oversees liturgy, despite differences that have emerged since then between the cardinal and Pope Francis...

 


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'I won’t forget what you said' President Trump tells Pope Francis at end of historic meeting in the Vatican24 May 2017 by Christopher Lamb

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'I won’t forget what you said' President Trump tells Pope Francis at end of historic meeting in the Vatican24 May 2017 by Christopher Lamb

Pope Francis continues process of strengthening his legacy with five new cardinal picks from the 'peripheries' 22 May 2017 by Christopher Lamb

Anglican orders not 'invalid' says Cardinal, opening way for revision of current Catholic position 09 May 2017 by Christopher Lamb

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