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Bishops in South Africa have said that a recommendation that new laws be introduced forcing all religious practitioners to register under state-approved umbrella organisations is a response “that one would expect more from a totalitarian state than a constitutional democracy."


St Mary’s University has appointed Shriti Vadera, a senior adviser to former Prime Minister Gordon Brown and now Chairman of Santander Bank, as its new pro-chancellor...

 


South Korea mission for Chávez
Pope Francis is sending El Salvador’s newly created Cardinal Gregorio Rosa Chávez (left), auxiliary Bishop of San Salvador, to South Korea for a meeting on how to achieve peace with North Korea.


He defended himself by saying that what happened “took place fifty years before his mandate as bishop” began and went on to say that he too set-up an investigation whilst bishop and that he “never defended the institution [the choir school]”...


Catholic Facebook pages whose sponsors reported had been suddenly removed late on 17 July were restored just over 24 hours later...


The bishops' conference of Cameroon launched a private lawsuit over the alleged murder of Bishop Jean-Marie Benoit Bala of Bafia, whose body was found floating in a river in June...


Commissioned by the diocese of Regensburg, a report has been published that states 547 children at the all-male boarding school in the Bavarian town were abused, either physically or sexually, between the years 1945 and 1992...


The diocese of East Anglia has expressed concern over the Education Secretary’s plans to take money from the free schools budget to put towards an extra £1.3bn to address funding shortages in schools in England over the next two years...


Callista Gingrich testified before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on 18 July for her confirmation hearing as President Donald Trump's nominee to be the US ambassador to the Vatican...


The Vatican’s former Secretary of State risks becoming embroiled in a trial examining claims that funds from a children’s hospital were used to renovate his home...


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