- 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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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.
Archbishop Charles Chaput, Archbishop of Philadelphia, has said that democracy in America has now reached a point where it has the power to “kill souls”.
Pope Francis will visit the Hagia Sophia museum and the Blue Mosque in which his predecessor prayed when he visits Turkey next month.
Pope Francis at his general audience this morning paid tribute to St John Paul II on his first feast day as a saint since he was canonised on 27 April.
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.
The Prime Minister of Vietnam met Pope Francis on Saturday in an apparent sign of thawing Vatican relations with the Communist world.
Cardinal Raymond Burke, the head of the Vatican’s highest court, has confirmed weeks of rumours that he is being transferred to become patron of the Sovereign Military order of Malta.
Catholic headteachers must be offered better support if faith schools are to combat a dramatic fall in the number of people applying for senior roles, new findings reveal.
The Catholic Church in England and Wales is giving its backing an ecumenical campaign encouraging blood and organ donation.