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Pope Francis has announced a shake up of female religious life by calling on all enclosed communities to review their mission, amend their rules and then submit them to the Vatican for approval...


Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Atlanta has been appointed as chair of a new task force of the US bishops to deal with racial issues brought into public consciousness following a series of fatal shootings in the last few months that left both citizens and police officers among those dead...


The Catholic Church has welcomed the Government’s launch of a community sponsorship scheme for Syrian refugees, which gives parishes the opportunity to personally welcome and support families, writes Liz Dodd.


A year after Pope Francis called for “swift and unified global action” to protect the environment and reduce global warming in his landmark encyclical, Laudato Si’ , the majority of Catholic dioceses in England and Wales are to switch to renewable energy.


A judge has refused asylum to an Iraqi Christian who fled Islamic State (IS) jihadists who were threatening to kill his family, writes Abigail Frymann Rouch.


Leading Catholic and Anglican theologians have called on the Jesuits and Cardinal Vincent Nichols to save Heythrop College from closure “at the eleventh hour”.


The mother of murdered Catholic schoolboy Jimmy Mizen has become the first pro-chancellor of St Mary’s University, Twickenham.


Urgent need for a new Assisi Premium

21 July 2016 |

An ecumenical closing of ranks and an interreligious prayer meeting, like the World Day of Prayer that Pope St John Paul II held at Assisi in 1986, are urgently needed today, the President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Cardinal Kurt Koch, told journalists at the Benedictine Abbey of Kremsmünster in Upper Austria.


Church teaching requires clarity of expression, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, personal secretary of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, told the Schwäbische Zeitung on a visit to Germany.


The Supreme Court in El Salvador has struck down as unconstitutional an amnesty law dating back to the end of the country’s civil war, writes Martha Pskowski.


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