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- Armenian Church canonises 1.5 million genocide 'martyrs' slain by Ottoman Turks
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Cardinal Francis E. George, the retired archbishop of Chicago who was the first native Chicagoan to head the archdiocese, died April 17 at his residence after nearly 10 years battling cancer. He was 78.
A High Court judge today sided with the London Oratory School in its battle over its admissions procedures with the Schools Adjudicator.
St Mary’s University and Heythrop College have decided to continue their discussions over a potential partnership with a final decision to be taken in the coming weeks.
A Catholic church is scoring what is thought to be an ecumenical first in being used for services by the congregation of an Anglican cathedral.
A course sponsored by the Vatican this week prepared priests as well as teachers and doctors to cope with a rising tide of reported demonic possessions.
The Irish Church has threatened to withdraw priests from their role as registrars of civil marriage if the country votes in favour of gay marriage in a referendum next month. Such a move could lead to couples needing to be married in separate church and the state ceremonies, as is the case in some other European countries.
The Scottish Bishops have described nuclear weapons as a “grave threat to the human family” while rebuking those politicians who profess a Catholic faith but “remain silent – or even surrender – in the face of grave ethical injustice”.
The Vatican approved new statutes and bylaws for the U.S. Leadership Conference of Women Religious, ending a seven-year process of investigating the group and engaging in dialogue with its officers to ensure greater harmony with church teaching.
The two largest political parties in the United Kingdom have pledged to support persecuted Christians in manifestos released this week ahead of May’s general election.
The Methodist Church is to take steps to tackle bullying and harassment in its ranks.