The Iraqi Catholic nun who had repeatedly been denied entry into the UK where she has a sick sister has finally received a visa following a U-turn by the Home Office.

The new Archbishop of Melbourne says that seeing the Church as an institution rather than the “people of God” allowed for “great evils” to be committed and has pledged himself to rebuilding trust in light of the clerical sexual abuse scandal.  

As attacks on Catholic clergy continue and anti-government protesters are besieged by Nicaraguan police and paramilitaries, the bishops said they would pray an exorcism prayer.

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has described the UK Government’s “very hard” treatment of asylum seekers as “a shame on our country”.

All Christians are called to be missionaries, concerned more with sharing the Gospel than with earning money or even with being successful at winning converts, Pope Francis said.

Indian officials are seeking to freeze bank accounts of the Missionaries of Charity following the arrest of a nun on child trafficking charges in Jharkhand state.

Christianity is viewed marginally more favourably by the post-millennial generation than by those in older age groups, according to a new ComRes survey released to mark the publication of a book, Faitheism, by the respected evangelical academic Krish Kandiah.

The traditionalist Society of St. Pius X elected 47-year-old Father Davide Pagliarani, an Italian member of the society, as its superior general.

Pope Francis attended the funeral Mass and presided over the final commendation of Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the French cardinal who led the Vatican's outreach to other religions and who had announced to the world his election as pope five years ago.

Priests in dioceses in China’s Henan province report that the local government is asking churches to provide statistics on worshippers as the state tightens its grip on religion under new rules.


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