The international development secretary has announced “tough and exacting” standards that all aid organisations will have to meet, to apply for government funding, in the wake of the Oxfam scandal.

Government funds allocated to protect places of worship against hate crime are going unused, The Tablet can reveal. Less than half of the £800,000 designated annually for protective measures for churches, mosques, temples and other religious buildings, was used in 2016–17 .


The former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, has sharply criticised the German bishops’ conference’s decision allowing the Protestant partners of a mixed marriage to receive the Catholic Eucharist under certain conditions and in individual cases.

Pope Francis is to make a day trip to Switzerland on 21 June to visit the headquarters of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Geneva, where he will join its 70th anniversary celebrations.

A majority of Catholic women surveyed for a new study on women in ministry on the island of Ireland expressed the view that systemic sexism or overt misogyny exist in the Church. 

Sydney’s Archbishop, Anthony Fisher, has honoured the Australian hymn composer Richard Connolly with the annual Dempsey Medal for outstanding service to sacred music and liturgy.

Pope Francis must develop a credible strategy for the inclusion of women in the Church or watch them walk away 'in droves', Ireland’s former president Mary McAleese told an international gathering in Rome. 


As groups in Spain organised their first 'feminist strike' on International Women's Day, a Spanish bishop used his radio show to accuse some radical feminists of being influenced by the devil

Argentina's bishops announced they would release 127 baptism certificates archived in a chapel at a naval facility that was used as a place of torture during the country's military dictatorship...

Mass isn't a paid arrangement for salvation but rather the commemoration of Christ's sacrifice of his life, given freely to all, Pope Francis said at his general weekly audience at the Vatican this week...


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