- Battle lines drawn
This week produced the clearest evidence yet that the Synod Fathers are sharply divided between those who are supporting Pope Francis in his efforts to present a more pastoral vision of the Church and those determined first and foremost to emphasise its moral teaching
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- Pope Francis invokes Paul VI's call for the Church to adapt to respond to changing 'needs of our time'
- Bishops pass synod document but fail to agree on three measures for care of remarried or gay Catholics
- Politicians and policy makers back Catholic Social Teaching as solution to economic crisis
- Francis picks Brentwood priest for biblical commission
Archbishop of Southwark Peter Smith has ordered an inquiry into the events that led to the resignation of Bishop Kieran Conry of Arundel and Brighton, who stepped down this month after admitting he had broken his priestly vows.
Pope Francis has allowed the Sistine Chapel to be rented out to luxury car-maker Porsche, in the first time the sacred space has been used for a corporate function.
The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday upheld the death sentence of a Christian mother of five convicted of blasphemy four years ago.
Kenyan Catholic bishops have strongly opposed a national tetanus vaccination campaign, which the Government launched on 13 October targeting 2.4 million women of child-bearing age. The bishops have told Catholics to shun the vaccination, saying the Government had not taken measures to ensure it was not being used as contraceptive.
The Archbishop of Acapulco has demanded that the authorities take responsibility for uncovering how dozens of students in the town of Iguala disappeared on the way to a protest, saying the case “reaches into the political sphere”.
A key document from the bishops' Synod on the Family calling for the Church to make radical changes to its pastoral approach to gays, divorce and remarried and those in civil marriages has been criticised by Cardinal George Pell as “tendentious and incomplete”.
The Vatican has endorsed “inspiring and very human” marriage support materials written by a lay group from the diocese of Brentwood.
The Anglican bishop of Gloucester, Michael Perham, will face no charges over allegations of indecent assault against a girl under 18 and a woman dating from the 1980s.
The Church in Pakistan has welcomed the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize 2014 to Malala Yousafzai as "good news for all of Pakistan".
A Franciscan priest abducted by Islamist terrorists in Syria on 5 October has been released to house arrest at his convent in the north-eastern village of Knayeh, near the Turkish border.