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The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will meet Pope Francis in Rome in October for a joint service of Evening Prayer in the church of San Gregorio al Celio...


Two nuns have been murdered at the home they shared in Durant, which is north of Jackson City, in Mississippi last night in what local police believe may have been a robbery that went horribly wrong...


Following the devastating earthquake which struck central Italy on Wednesday, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia will offer a special "Mass for Italy" on Monday 29 August at 1pm in St Andrew's Cathedral in Glasgow...


Catholic schools in the UK are among those celebrating excellent GCSE results, despite a significant drop in the number of A*-C grades on a national level...


A peace deal has been agreed between the Colombian Government and the largest group of guerrilla rebels, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The deal, reached on Wednesday in Havana, Cuba, brings an end to more than 50 years of conflict – the longest internal armed conflict in the western hemisphere...


The secretary-general of the Italian bishops’ conference, Msgr Nunzio Galantino, has criticised the ban in some French coastal cities of the so-called ‘burkini’, a full-body swimsuit that covers the back and top of the head...

 


Cardinal Sarah has clarified recent comments he made about celebrating Mass ad orientem, condemning some responses as inaccurate...

Taiwan’s Vice President will visit the Vatican next month on a trip that could antagonise China at a time when the Holy See is looking to build bridges with Beijing...


Far reaching changes have been announced by the trustees of the national seminary in Maynooth, Ireland, aimed at tackling disquiet over “an unhealthy atmosphere”, allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour and concerns about an inadequate complaints procedure...

Father Salvador Pie-Ninot, a well-known professor of ecclesiology, has said that while Pope Francis did not invoke his teaching authority in a "definitive way" in his apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, it meets all the criteria for being an example of the "ordinary magisterium" to which all members of the church should respond with "the basic attitude of sincere acceptance and practical implementation"...


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