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The television version of Hilary Mantel’s novel Wolf Hall is the latest account to challenge St Thomas More’s reputation as a courageous defender of the rights of conscience. Was he, in truth, a liberal icon, a religious fanatic or something in between?
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A Catholic MP says he is “hugely disappointed” with the response of the Prime Minister to his concerns over the conscience clause of the current abortion law.
The millions-strong Je Suis Charlie march in Paris protesting at the killings by Islamist terrorists has created further divisions in French society, according to L’Arche founder Jean Vanier.
The former president of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, has issued a passionate call for Britain to stay in the EU, warning that it risks financial disaster and political irrelevance if it decides to leave.
A court has ruled that a Malaysian Catholic weekly may not use the word “Allah” for God.
The Catholic Education Service, which supports Church schools in England and Wales, has apologised to a senior educationalist following a row over planned changes by the Government to the Religious Education syllabus.
Antwerp Bishop Johan Bonny has turned down a prize awarded by a Belgian gay group for saying the Catholic Church should be more welcoming to homosexuals, cohabitating couples and those who resort to in-vitro fertilisation.
Churches in Armenia are this year marking the centenary of the 1915 Genocide, in which one and a half million Christian Armenians were killed by the Ottoman Turks.
A letter signed by over 200 supporters of Cafod claims that help for the poorest people in the world would be put at grave risk if the charity goes ahead with plans to cut jobs and restructure.
The Filipino Church has pledged to promote respect for women, reach out to the needy and to cry “when I feel like crying” in the aftermath of Pope Francis’ trip to the country.
Pope Francis has appointed the Vatican’s former chief prosecutor, Bishop Charles Scicluna, as the head of a new body to handle appeals by priests accused of abuse.