- Now the talking really begins
Pope Francis wanted frankness and openness and that is what he got. But there is also the sense that the real debate in the Church about marriage and families is only just starting
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- MP lines up against plans to charge migrants for healthcare services
- Assisted suicide and euthanasia express a 'false kind of humanity', warns German Church
- Fury over admissions charges proposal for France's most famous churches
- Report finds 'systemic failures' by C of E over allegations of abuse by former dean
A senior Catholic MP has accused the Government of putting migrants’ health at risk by restricting their access to free health care.
German church leaders have criticised a cross-party bill to allow assisted suicide, which is currently unregulated in the country.
The rector-archpriest of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris has denounced the idea of charging admission fees for tourists at France's most famous churches, saying such a fee would make free access for believers all but impossible to ensure.
The Archbishop of York has said he is “deeply ashamed” that the Church of England failed to stop abuse by a former Dean of Manchester Cathedral, Robert Waddington.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols has said that he could now envisage a "demanding penitential pathway" by which divorced and remarried Catholics could eventually be allowed to receive Communion.
THE PROPORTION of British people identifying themselves as Anglican has halved in the last 50 years, while the proportion of Roman Catholics has remained largely steady, according to new data.
On Monday Pope Francis expanded the agenda of a consistory on the causes of saints – including that of Goa native and evangeliser of Sri Lanka, Blessed Joseph Vaz - to include discussion of the ongoing crisis in the Middle East.
The synod on the family has sounded a “trumpet call” for marriage while adopting a new pastoral tone and language that sees the good in those unions that fall short of Church teaching, Cardinal Vincent Nichols said this week.
Pope Francis will visit the Hagia Sophia museum and the Blue Mosque in which his predecessor prayed when he visits Turkey next month.
Sr Cristina Scuccia, the Ursuline nun who won the Italian version of The Voice earlier this year, has announced that the lead single on her forthcoming album is a cover version of “Like a Virgin”, the track written and made infamous by Madonna for its sexually suggestive lyrics.