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Bruce Downes was in the cafe of the Vatican Museums during the summer of 2006 when he decided to pray. For years he’d worked in youth ministry in the Archdiocese of Perth, Western Australia before specialising in trying to connect with Catholics who'd stopped going to Church and now wanted to know what God was calling him to do next...


Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil was sitting in a room in an unknown location - one of several he had been relocated to during his 18-month imprisonment - when he received some unexpected news...


The Vatican’s most senior liturgy official has outlined his vision for Catholic worship calling for more silence, a greater focus on the sacred and for priests to stop using smart phones and tablets to say their prayers...


Around 22 people were injured when an improvised explosive device was detonated on a tube at Parson’s Green station at 8.20 am this morning (15 September)...

 


The Vatican has announced a criminal investigation into a Holy See diplomat accused of accessing child pornography while stationed in Washington DC...


Indonesian church officials welcomed a government move to tackle human trafficking by making it easier for migrant workers to obtain legal status and necessary documents...


The secretary-general of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi "to intervene to stop hatred" in the eastern state of Jharkhand...


Cardinal Charles Mayng Bo, Archbishop of Yangon, has urged Aung San Suu Kyi to speak out in defence of the tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar, but at the same time he condemned the “stigmatising” of the country’s de facto leader...


Taoiseach affirms rights of unborn Premium

14 September 2017 |

Ireland’s Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, has said he does not agree with the view that the unborn child in the womb should have no rights.


One of the highlights of the Blessed Oscar Romero Centenary takes place next weekend with an Ecumenical Evensong in Westminster Abbey on 23 September 3 p.m.


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