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The body of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor has been received into Westminster Cathedral, ahead of his funeral today (Wednesday)...


The Brothers of Charity order in Belgium has declined to bow to Vatican pressure to bar euthanasia in its psychiatric hospitals and asked for more time for dialogue about its view that helping someone to die is compatible with Catholic doctrine...


Kidnapped Indian priest, Fr Tom Uzhunnalil, has been freed after almost 18 months in captivity, the Bishops' Conference of India has confirmed... 


Australia's bishops have declared a nationwide Month of Prayer and Fasting for Marriage and Families, with the country's High Court last week rejecting a challenge to the Government's postal survey of the nation on same-sex marriage - the result of which is to be declared in mid-November...


A Russian court has ordered the handover of a much-contested complex of Soviet-seized buildings in Moscow to the Catholic Church, two weeks after a visit by the Vatican's Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin. However, a Church representative warned that local officials could still block the restitution, which has been demanded for more than 20 years...

 


Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, Archbishop of  Yangon, has called on the Myanmar Government, the army “and others” to seek a peaceful solution to the conflicts blighting the country. “Peace is possible. Peace is the only way,” he told the Tablet in an email this week...


Polish Church leaders have warned against stoking "exaggerated political emotions" after their country's governing party demanded massive new war reparations from neighbouring Germany...


Pope Francis' international Council of Cardinals - the C9 - is nearly done with its work of advising the pope on a major reform of the Vatican bureaucracy, the secretary of the council said...


Australia is a country where “people have lost trust completely” in the Church, according to Jesuit Fr Hans Zollner, a founding member of Pope Francis' Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors...

 


Pope Francis thanked Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor for his “good humour” and acknowledged his “humanity and lightness of touch” during their last telephone conversation together while the cardinal was in hospital, mourners at his parish church in Chiswick, West London heard on Monday (11 September)...


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