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Most French youths expect nothing from the Catholic Church because they are not connected to it, the French bishops have said in their response to the Vatican’s Youth Synod survey.


Acknowledging wide divisions in the country over issues such as health care, immigration reform, taxes and abortion, the president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops called for civility to return to the public debate.


Catholic bishops have joined indigenous people in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand to oppose a planned corridor for wildlife as it threatens to displace around 25,000 people.


A Catholic video game around the life of Pope St John Paul II will be launched at the Australian Catholic Youth Festival in Sydney next month.


Pope Francis sent messages of condolence to people in Iran and Iraq after a magnitude 7.3 earthquake killed more than 400 people, mostly in Iran.


Lincoln has been voted the nation's favourite cathedral in the #cathedralsworldcup on Twitter. Might Catholic cathedrals take part next year? 

 


In a fitting send-off for a church peacemaker, Bishop Cornelius Korir of Eldoret was on Saturday (11 November) interred in a small chapel inside the Sacred Heart Cathedral, the seat of the diocese.


A Catholic primary school has been ordered to revise its admission arrangements after a parent objected at the use of the terms "mother" and "father". A parent at the Holy Ghost Catholic Primary School in the Southwark Archdiocese in Wandsworth, London complained that the school was in breach of the admissions code.

 


Lebanon Cardinal and Marionite Patriarch, Béchara Boutros Al Raï, is to demand that his country be “removed from regional conflicts” as he meets today in Saudi Arabia with Lebanon's former prime minister who resigned earlier this month.


Nuclear weapons create a "false sense of security" and serve a "mentality of fear" that affects the entire human race, Pope Francis said today.  Condemning the escalation of the arms race and the price of modernising and developing weaponry, he said the result is that "the real priorities" such as the fight against poverty, the promotion of peace, the undertaking of educational, ecological and healthcare projects, and the development of human rights, are relegated to second place


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