The Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, has appointed Fr Roger Taylor the new rector of the diocesan seminary, Allen Hall.

12 December 2013 | by Christopher Lamb and Sarah Parsons

Mandela received Communion from Jesuit while on Robben Island

Nelson Mandela regularly received Communion from a Catholic priest while he was a prisoner on Robben Island, The Tablet has learnt.

A safeguarding audit by the Irish Church’s watchdog has found 870 allegations of abuse against 325 Christian Brothers.

Pope Francis has agreed to a proposal from his eight-member Council of Cardinals (C8) and will establish a Vatican commission focusing on the protection of minors and pastoral care for those sexually abused by church personnel.

Survivors of sexual abuse and their supporters protested and some walked out of the first day of public hearings into the Catholic Church’s Towards Healing protocol

Catholic leaders have warned Croatia’s centre-left Government to “respect the nation’s will” after it vowed to grant marriage-style rights to same-sex couples, despite the move’s rejection in a referendum.

Pope Francis has given a huge boost to Caritas Internationalis (CI) by personally endorsing its worldwide campaign to end the “global scandal” of hunger by the year 2025, writes Robert Mickens.

Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has made an unequivocal defence of the Novus Ordo of the Mass, writes Christa Pongratz-Lippitt.

12 December 2013 |

Turkson attends Mandela memorial Premium

Pope Francis sent Ghana’s Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, to be his personal representative at Tuesday’s memorial service for South Africa’s first democratically elected leader.

Pope Francis has renewed his appeal for an end to division and hatred in the Middle East, urging the Christian community to forge creative ways to build peace, writes Robert Mickens.


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