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A peace deal has been agreed between the Colombian Government and the largest group of guerrilla rebels, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The deal, reached on Wednesday in Havana, Cuba, brings an end to more than 50 years of conflict – the longest internal armed conflict in the western hemisphere...


The secretary-general of the Italian bishops’ conference, Msgr Nunzio Galantino, has criticised the ban in some French coastal cities of the so-called ‘burkini’, a full-body swimsuit that covers the back and top of the head...

 


Cardinal Sarah has clarified recent comments he made about celebrating Mass ad orientem, condemning some responses as inaccurate...

Taiwan’s Vice President will visit the Vatican next month on a trip that could antagonise China at a time when the Holy See is looking to build bridges with Beijing...


Far reaching changes have been announced by the trustees of the national seminary in Maynooth, Ireland, aimed at tackling disquiet over “an unhealthy atmosphere”, allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour and concerns about an inadequate complaints procedure...

Father Salvador Pie-Ninot, a well-known professor of ecclesiology, has said that while Pope Francis did not invoke his teaching authority in a "definitive way" in his apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, it meets all the criteria for being an example of the "ordinary magisterium" to which all members of the church should respond with "the basic attitude of sincere acceptance and practical implementation"...


After a powerful earthquake struck central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday morning, Pope Francis postponed the catechesis he had prepared for his General Audience and instead led the crowd in the recitation of the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary...


Auxiliary Bishop Martin Holley of Washington will replace Bishop J Terry Steib who is to retire aged 76


The Church’s social action charity, CSAN, has criticised “the pervasiveness of discrimination and inequalities” in the UK after a recent report found that deep-rooted racial injustice remains entrenched in twenty-first century Britain...


Catholic bishops have called on the Government to hire chaplains in schools in an attempt to tackle a wave of student arson attacks in Kenya, which have seen over 120 secondary schools targeted since June.


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