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In an effort to render the Vatican more effective in today's digital world, Pope Francis established a new Secretariat for Communications, whose aim is to coordinate and streamline the Holy See's multiple communications outlets.
Heythrop College in London has announced it is to close as a higher education institution after more than 400 years.
Ruth Worsley is to become the Church of England’s fifth woman bishop after being named the Bishop of Taunton in the Diocese of Bath and Wells.
Pope Francis urged top business and finance leaders meeting in London to address the “scandal of global inequality” and bring economic development and benefit to all people.
Pope Francis has joined with other Christian leaders to condemn the terror attacks that killed 38 people, at least 30 of them Britons, in Tunisia last Friday.
The president of the US bishops' conference called the Supreme Court's June 26 marriage ruling "a tragic error" and he urged Catholics to move forward with faith "in the unchanging truth about marriage being between one man and one woman."
A coalition of leading environmental charities will welcome Pope Francis’ encyclical letter on the need to care for the environment with a rally in Rome on Sunday.
There has been renewed criticism of the Good Friday Prayer in the Tridentine Rite that prays for Jews to recognise Jesus “as saviour of all men”.
Venezuela's Catholic Church has called on the Government to respond to students on hunger strike, who are demanding the release of 27 colleagues, arrested in connection with anti-government protests more than a year ago. There are reports from detention centres of inhumane conditions and suicide attempts.
The head of the Maronite Church has condemned the “international silence” over the suffering of Iraq's Christians, during a one-day visit to Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan.