Already, people are queuing up to join the community, including as lay members.  No candidates can be taken however to join the five sisters already in situ until the new convent has been re-ordered with a chapel and offices and the rooms are adapted to meet the needs of a 21st century religious community.

After two catastrophic world wars, the EU had proved an unprecedented peace project based on values such as respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and the preservation of human rights.

The President of Ireland’s national seminary has warned that it will have to change if it is to survive, adding that he is working with the seminary’s trustees to introduce a number of far-reaching changes to its model of formation and structures.

Twenty five years after the outbreak of hostilities in the Balkans that led to years of bitter conflict church leaders have said that the root causes of conflict have not yet been resolved.

As a cholera epidemic threatens the lives of more than 14 million Zambians, the country has banned church services and other gatherings in the Lusaka's high-density residential areas.

Less than a week before embarking on a seven-day visit to South America, Pope Francis said he would go to Chile and Peru as a pilgrim and share the Gospel's message of hope and joy.

The Conservative Party’s new Vice-Chair for Women, Maria Caulfield, has hit back at critics who have said her appointment is wrong due to her position on abortion.

One of England’s leading Catholic fee-paying schools has announced this week that its preparatory school faces closure.

A man who publicly accused Australian Cardinal George Pell of child sexual abuse has died following a long illness.

Pope Francis departs on Monday for a trip to Chile and Peru for what will be his sixth visit to Latin America, where issues of clerical sexual abuse and church renewal are likely to feature. 


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