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One of Britain’s most prominent Catholics has claimed the United Kingdom is close to being a failed state – a month after declaring his support for Scottish independence.
The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland has said a bill that would introduce an “opt-out” system of organ donation is “intrinsically discriminatory.”
Famous for his merciless grilling of Westminster’s most senior politicians, veteran political journalist Jeremy Paxman had kinder words for a Catholic-run homeless shelter in London’s East End.
Thousands of Catholics have been slaughtered in a diocese in north-eastern Nigeria by the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram, its bishop has said.
Hopes that the forthcoming Synods on the Family will make radical changes to doctrine may be premature, a bishop warned.
Conflict in Iraq, Syria and Gaza has led to the greatest humanitarian crisis the world has faced since the Second World War, the head of the Catholic Church’s relief and development work said.
Co-habiting couples were among those married by Pope Francis at a ceremony in Rome this weekend.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols has described as "repugnant and chilling" the murder of a third Western hostage by Islamic State militants, as Pope Francis warned that the world is in the midst of World War III.
Pope Francis today appointed Monsignor Marcus Stock as the new Bishop of Leeds.
Letters written by the wife of assassinated United States President John Kennedy to an Irish priest and held by the Vincentians have been returned to her family.