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- Armenian Church canonises 1.5 million genocide 'martyrs' slain by Ottoman Turks
- ‘Merger’ talks between St Mary’s, Twickenham and Heythrop College enter final stage
- One third of would-be MPs believe in God and one third are atheists
- French Church gets 10,000 responses to Vatican survey on family life
The 1.5 million Armenians massacred by Ottoman forces in the genocide that lasted from 1915 to 1922 were canonised yesterday evening in a two-hour ceremony.
A potentially landmark merger deal in Catholic higher education has entered the final phase of negotiations.
Fewer than four in 10 parliamentary candidates in marginal seats in the coming general election say they believe in God – and a third are atheists.
The French Catholic Church has received more than 10,000 responses to the Vatican survey for October's synod on the family, according to Montpellier Archbishop Pierre-Marie Carré, vice president of the bishops’ conference. Many were pleased to be asked their opinion and hoped this would become a regular practice.
The Catholic bishop of Garissa claims that there is a movement to create an Islamic state in the region of north-eastern Kenya that includes his diocese.
The number of women in England and Wales entering religious life has risen to its highest level in 25 years while the number of men entering the priestly formation has dropped.
A conference in Rome last week explored how women might play a decisive role in conflict resolution, while Cardinal Peter Turkson told participants that the next secretary of the pontifical council that he heads could be a woman.
The German bishops’ conference has summarised and commented on the replies of German Catholics to the 46 questions of the second Vatican questionnaire on the family, in an 18-page report published on 20 April.
The first Catholic free school in Britain is to cut its link with the Church.
Government inspectors have said a Catholic primary school is not teaching its pupils enough about democracy, the workings of the law and the “different forms” that adult relationships and families can take.