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Marx calls for church apology to gays Premium

30 June 2016 |

The Catholic Church should apologise to the gay community for the way they have been treated, German Cardinal Reinhard Marx said while attending a conference at Trinity College in Dublin.


The Irish Minister for Housing, Simon Coveney (above), has indicated that he will be seeking a meeting with representatives of the country’s religious orders in the coming weeks to see if they can help tackle the housing crisis in Ireland by handing over any empty properties or land banks they hold.


Church leaders and representatives around Europe reacted with dismay to the referendum vote by British citizens to leave the European Union, while also urging the EU to rethink its values and priorities.


News Briefing: global Premium

30 June 2016 | by James Roberts

The US Supreme Court, unable to reach a majority verdict, has effectively let stand a lower court ruling that barred President Barack Obama (above) from implementing his plan to defer the deportation of undocumented immigrant parents with children who are citizens.


Catholic charities across the UK have warned they are likely to face severe budget cuts that will affect their ability to support vulnerable people, following Britain’s decision to leave the EU...


In a statement released today on the society’s website, their current superior general, Bishop Bernard Fellay, said that “a large number of pastors, including the Pope himself” have encouraged doctrinal errors and that “painful confusion” currently reigns in the Church...

 


Difficulties have emerged which may block the expected merger between Heythrop College and the University of Roehampton in west London...


Catholics must stand together with migrants to create and fashion a society that works toward the common good, the Cardinal said in a statement on Tuesday...


Benedict XVI celebrated the 65th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood in a special ceremony attended by Pope Francis, at the Vatican’s apostolic palace..


Pro-life campaigners acted with dismay when the US Supreme Court struck down restrictions on abortion clinics in the US state of Texas that placed restrictions on the standard of abortion clinics and raised the standards for doctors operating within them...


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