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A native-Spanish speaker who grew up with Italian-speaking relatives in Argentina, Pope Francis has a striking way with words.


The Catholic charity, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), is to spend £3.6 million in aid rebuilding 2,000 homes for Christians in Iraq.


A group of 15 leading Catholics, many of them from Hong Kong, published an open letter on Monday to express their dismay about reports that the Vatican could soon reach a deal with China’s communist Government, warning that a deal of the kind that is being talked about could create a schism in the church in China.

 


The environmental crisis is a toxic expression of humanity’s failures which Pope Francis has challenged us to tackle, according to the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord (Rowan) Williams.


French bishops have called on Catholics to participate actively in government-sponsored public debates about the reform of the country's bioethics law due later this year.


13 February 2018 |

Shrove Tuesday in pictures

Lent is a time for renewal, a time to draw closer to God "so that he may pick us up and set us again on his pathway to the fullness of life", writes Cardinal Vincent Nichols in his pastoral letter.


The Order of Malta are planning to make substantial reforms to their governance structure just over a year after their leader stood down following a public stand off with Pope Francis. 

 


The head of Cafod, the Catholic Agency For Overseas Development said on Monday that the charity takes a “zero-tolerance approach” to misconduct and has “robust safeguarding and whistle-blowing policies”...


The Marian sanctuary at Lourdes has recognised the sudden healing of a French Franciscan nun as the 70th confirmed miracle after she overcame decades of disability following a pilgrimage there.


Catholic bishops in Nigeria have told President Muhammadu Buhari their country is “under siege.” 



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