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Climate change deniers 'stupid' Premium

14 September 2017 | by Christopher Lamb

The refusal of politicians to take action to protect the planet is “stupid” and is something that history will judge, Pope Francis said.


News Briefing: Church in the World Premium

14 September 2017 | by James Roberts

News that the German supermarket chain Lidl had airbrushed the crosses from photographs of Santorini’s famous blue-domed churches on the packaging of its line of Greek products caused outrage in parts of Europe.


In a major new document, Pope Francis has restored responsibility for authorising vernacular liturgical translations to local churches. As a leading theologian and liturgical scholar explains, in the anglophone world this puts the ball back firmly in the court of the bishops' conferences...


One day after his release from captivity, Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil met with Pope Francis...


In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Carmelite Sister Margaret Ann Laechelin saw a motorist struggling to navigate a road obstructed by a fallen tree and worried for the safety of others...


The life, faith and many friendships of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor were celebrated at his Funeral Mass and burial in Westminster Cathedral on Wednesday, where his body had been lying in state...


The US bishops' Executive Committee on 12 September prayed for "the safety and care of human life" after two catastrophic hurricanes and urged Catholics around the country to offer their prayers as well as financial support and volunteer help as they can...


The head of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has called on the government to end the indefinite detention of immigrants in removal centres and warned that some politicians are creating a “hostile environment” for those people most in need of support....


The number of Catholics who believe “the law should allow an abortion if a woman decides on her own she does not wish to have a child” rose to 61 per cent in 2016, a large increase from 39 per cent in 2012 and 33 per cent in 1985, according to the 2016 British Social Attitudes survey...


A senior Georgian Orthodox priest has been jailed for the attempted murder of the secretary of the Church’s leader of 40 years, Patriarch Ilia II...


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