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The coordinator of Pope Francis’ eight-member Council of Cardinals has confirmed that the Pope is seeking to decentralise decision-making authority in the Church, but has at the same time assured sceptics that such a move would not weaken papal primacy.


Pope Francis has called an “extraordinary” session of the Synod of Bishops for 5-19 October 2014 to discuss issues surrounding the family, which Vatican officials believe is threatened by secularist trends, including divorce, contraception and the legalisation of same-sex marriage.

Call for a less worldly Church Premium

12 October 2013 | by Robert Mickens
All members of the Church have been asked by Pope Francis to strip themselves of the “cancer” of “worldliness” on a moving visit to Assisi which seemed to crystallise the pastoral aims and style he has sought to inculcate in the first seven months of his pontificate.

Paris Cardinal André Vingt-Trois has accused Education Minister Vincent Peillon of making “a sort of secular religion” out of France’s official Church-State division (laïcité), writes Tom Henghan.

Former Melbourne priest Greg Reynolds believes a widely publicised incident last year in which part of a Communion host was given to a dog by its owner during Mass at a breakaway church may have been a decisive factor in the priest’s expulsion from the Church, writes Mark Brolly.

One of Ireland's top bioethicists has resigned from the board of directors and the board of governors of the Catholic Mater Hospital in Dublin over the terms of Ireland's new abortion act.


The new Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh says Scottish Catholics may in future have to marry in a civil ceremony as well as in Church.


The Swiss theologian Fr Hans Küng, 85, has said he may seek help to take his own life as he becomes increasingly debilitated by a degenerative illness.


Catholic Aid agency Cafod has announced that it will not accept royalties from the controversial political memoirs written by its media executive, Damian McBride, after concerns that its reputation could be damaged.

One of Ireland’s top bioethicists has resigned from the board of directors and the board of governors of the Catholic Mater Hospital in Dublin over the terms of Ireland’s new abortion act, writes Sarah Mac Donald.

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