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26 May 2016 | by James Roberts

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Government has admitted that enacting legislation allowing medically assisted suicide by the Supreme Court deadline of 6 June is probably impossible. With parliament in recess until 30 May and the Senate insisting on its own debates, most observers believe that, come 7 June, Canada will have no laws regulating assisted suicide.


Kenya’s Catholic bishops are calling on their government to reverse its decision to close all of its refugee camps, displacing more than 600,000 people...


Archbishop Justin Welby and Cardinal Vincent Nichols will hold their first ever live Q&A on Facebook this week to discuss evangelisation...


The new 'At Home' scheme of the Jesuit Refugee Service will match destitute asylum seekers with religious communities and parishes willing to offer short-term accommodation...


A former consultant to a pontifical commission who denied to a Vatican court that she leaked documents about the Vatican's financial reform to an Italian journalist had admitted to sending the documents when she was first interrogated, a Vatican policeman said...


Mandatory payment of six years worth of back-dated property taxes will force the closure of all the Catholic schools in a region of northern Italy, according to an archbishop who has written to the prime minister to urge him to intervene...


The Catholic Church is failing to attract new believers and has the fewest number of converts compared to other Christian denominations, a new report produced by St Mary’s University, Twickenham, has found...


The regional director of Caritas has said that it will take a 'long time [for the area] to recover' as aid agencies and the Bangladeshi government begin the clear up operation in the wake of Cyclone Roanu, which killed at least 26 people and left hundreds and thousands of people homeless...


In an address during a visit to the Holy See Baroness Joyce Anelay praised the determination and commitment of Catholic congregations working with victims of sexual violence in war zones...


Cafod, the Catholic overseas aid agency in England and Wales, is calling for a greater proportion of aid money to go directly to local partners during emergencies...


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