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- Pope Francis urges 'haggard' Europe to rediscover its Christian roots and keep human dignity central to policies
- St Louis archbishop calls for peace following night of violence in Ferguson
- Plea for Catholics to embrace children with autism and support their parents
- Cardinal Nichols ‘traumatised’ by Gaza visit, urges Catholics to lobby for peace
Members of the first diocesan synod in Ireland for half a century should challenge Catholics about being part-time Christians who are simply clients of “an ecclesiastical franchise”.
Pope Francis has condemned the “primacy of profit”, which he said was hindering the battle against world hunger.
Former President Nicolas Sarkozy has caused an uproar in his conservative UMP party by saying he would repeal France’s same-sex marriage law if elected again in 2017.
Archbishop Francisco Javier Martínez Fernández of Granada in southern Spain has suspended a group of 10 priests from their duties after they were accused of sexually abusing a young man when he was a minor.
Police chief Kevin Hyland, 51, a Catholic who has worked with many church organisations in fighting human trafficking, has been appointed Britain’s first anti-slavery tsar.
Yei Diocese in South Sudan has condemned the brutal murder of the first female mayor of Yei City.
Pope Francis has approved lifting the ban on the ordination of married men to the priesthood in Eastern Catholic Churches outside their traditional territories, including in the United States, Canada and Australia.
Next year’s follow-up Synod on the Family must take issues such as pre-marital cohabitation and Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics off the agenda, US Cardinal Raymond Burke said.
Pope Francis' first major appointment in the US Catholic Church was installed as the new archbishop in Chicago on Tuesday.
Since his appointment last year he has been showered with lavish gifts from royalty, world leaders and luxury goods-makers.