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A German bishop has called for dialogue with participants in the weekly anti-Islamisation demonstrations in Dresden, saying the protestors "feel estranged from our society and from our political leadership”.
Violations of religious freedom in Cuba continued to rise in 2014 despite a few concessions to the Catholic Church, according to a report by the ecumenical charity Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW).
Fr Richard P McBrien, a retired professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame who was chairman of the university's theology department for 11 years, died on Sunday at age 78 in his native Connecticut.
The Bishop of Shrewsbury has urged Christians to strive for full, visible unity and not settle for a weakened form of “reconciled diversity”.
Pope Francis has received a transgendered man at the Vatican.
Orthodox Churches around Europe have vigorously condemned the republication of cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad by France’s satirical Charlie Hebdo weekly, two weeks after eight members of its staff were massacred by militant Islamists.
Priests and parishes in Poland have been urged to do more to maintain their country’s estimated 1,000 Jewish synagogues and cemeteries, still surviving 70 years after the Holocaust.
Sarah Teather is to join the Jesuit Refugee Service after the General Election in May.
The first woman bishop in the Church of England was today ordained.
Westminster Abbey has issued a defence of its decision to fly its flag at half-mast today in honour of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, whose kingdom is regularly cited by critics as having one of the worst records on human rights and religious freedom in the world.