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- Divorce and remarriage row escalates as two more cardinals oppose Kasper's proposal
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Pope Francis may visit Turkey on 29-30 November with the aims of strengthening links with the Orthodox Church’s Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, and of supporting the cause of peace in the region.
Six Christian Patriarchs from the Middle East joined scholars, politicians, and activists this week at the In Defense of Christians (IDC) Inaugural Summit in Washington DC.
The Vatican on Tuesday announced 26 papally appointed voting members of the 5-19 October Synod of Bishops on the family.
Inconvenient Mass timings are putting off non-practising Catholic parents from returning to church, according to new research published on Thursday.
Newly appointed Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin, who also becomes Primate of All Ireland, says he wants to see a “humble renewal” of the Irish Church led from the bottom up by the laity.
Pope Francis has give his blessing to the Vatican’s international cricket team as it prepares to take on the Church of England.
Antwerp Bishop Johan Bonny has published a long letter on the upcoming Synod of Bishops urging the assembly to have the courage to bring the Church’s moral teachings more in line with the lived experience of the laity.
Pope Francis has appointed two US priests to senior roles in the Vatican’s campaign to tackle sexual abuse crimes.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols has spoken of his delight at the news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a second child.
The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster and the Archbishop of Canterbury will preside over the re-burial of King Richard III in Leicester Cathedral next year.