Cardinal Nichols explained that the partnership between church and police – 'perhaps not the most obvious one on the world' – is growing in its 'breadth, its membership and its efficiency'.

Cardinal Arinze says sharing Communion with Catholics cannot be an option for Protestants: 'It isn’t just that we wish one another well. After Mass you can go to the refectory and have a cup of tea and even a glass of beer and a bit of cake. That’s OK. But the Mass is not like that.'

Marie Collins, the clerical abuse survivor, has hit out at the lack of a specific process by which to hold Church leaders accountable for their actions or inaction on child abuse.

Chris Bain, head of the aid charity Cafod, is to retire.

Everyday love and holiness is God’s wish for wives and husbands in their marriages, Cardinal Vincent Nichols told more than 600 married couples gathered for the annual Mass for Matrimony, at which they are invited to renew their wedding vows.


The Conservative peer Lord Patten of Barnes, Chancellor of Oxford University, has outlined the urgent need to speak out for the role of universities as bulwarks of liberal democracy.

The Santa Marta group, which brings together police chiefs and religious leaders internationally to fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery, has been awarded the 2018 Path to Peace Award by the foundation of the same name.

Nicolás Maduro has been named the victor of Venezuela’s presidential election, winning a reported 67.7 per cent of the vote.

The Catholic Church-mediated dialogue in Nicaragua between the Sandinista government of President Daniel Ortega and anti-government protesters has broken down in acrimony

New York rabbi David Rosen has responded with concern to the Pope’s signature on Monday of a decree recognising the “heroic virtues” of Cardinal August Hlond (1881-1948), at the recommendation of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints

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