On the penultimate day of a three-week hearing on the Anglican church – focusing on the diocese of Chichester – the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby said that he could not read the transcripts from the hearing without being moved and ashamed. 


Weekly Mass attendance is 7 per cent among French and 17 per cent among British, Catholic young adults. Just 26 per cent of French young adults and 21 per cent of British ones identify as Christians. In the UK, 7 per cent of young adults identify as Anglicans, compared to 6 per cent as Muslims. In France, 2 per cent identify as Protestants, and 10 per cent as Muslims.

Viganò's resignation comes at the end of a long and embarrassing dispute over a letter from Benedict XVI regarding a collection of books about the theology of Pope Francis

The resignation of Mgr Dario Viganò comes after the Vatican's Secretariat for Communication suffered a damaging loss of credibility by selectively citing a letter from Benedict XVI in an attempt to present continuity between Pope Francis and his predecessor. 

Francis told a crowd gathered in St Peter’s Square that he intends to visit the Irish capital for the gathering although made no mention of whether he would travel to Northern Ireland, a part of Western Europe that no Pope has ever visited

Cardinal George Pell could face new charges after his committal hearing in Melbourne was told on Tuesday 20 March that a witness had unexpectedly provided a new statement to police the previous night


The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is due to give evidence on Wednesday at the national inquiry into child sexual abuse.

Pope Francis once again will celebrate the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper in a prison and will wash the feet of 12 inmates.

Americans have a new religious hero, Sr. Jean Dolores-Schmidt, a 98-year old nun who has served as the chaplain to the Loyola-Chicago men’s basketball team for 25 years.

20 March 2018 | by Cindy Wooden, CNS

The first task of any bishop is prayer, says Pope

Bishops must flee from the temptation to be princes, said Pope Francis as he ordained three new bishops who will serve as papal nuncios, or ambassadors, in countries including South Korea


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