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13 August 2015 13:20 by James Roberts

In a powerful signal of the direction he wants the October Synod on the Family to be guided, Pope Francis has reportedly named Chicago Archbishop Blasé Cupich as a special delegate to the Synod. Catholic News Agency and other sources reported the appointment, which has yet to be confirmed.

12 August 2015 12:55 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Islamic State terrorists on Tuesday released 22 Orthodox Christians they had held captive since February, following mediation by tribal leaders, observers said.

12 August 2015 11:48 by Catholic News Service

Selfishness and fear keep too many people ignorant of the suffering of others and prevent them from finding creative ways to express solidarity and to promote peace, said a statement from the Vatican's justice and peace office.

12 August 2015 11:31

Most hikers along the Way of Saint James are not motivated by faith, and the popularity of the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela is an opportunity for evangelising them, a group of French and Spanish bishops has said in a pastoral letter.

12 August 2015 11:13 by Catholic News Service

"Jesus tells us that if we receive him as the bread of life, we will have his life within us," Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St Louis said in his homily at a Mass for peace and justice on Sunday at the Cathedral Basilica of St Louis. "He shows what this life means on the cross, when he forgives those who killed him."

11 August 2015 17:19 by Katherine Backler

Labour leadership contender Andy Burnham has said that though he “drifted away” from the Catholic Church over its teaching on sexuality he found Pope Benedict XVI’s talk of a smaller, purer Church “terrifying”.

11 August 2015 15:40 by Katherine Backler

Parish churches are collecting and delivering clothes, toiletries and blankets for the migrants in Calais shantytown known as the "jungle".

11 August 2015 12:03 by Catholic News Service, Katherine Backler

The Assembly of the Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land filed an official complaint to Israeli police against the leader of a radical Israeli movement over his remarks supporting and encouraging the burning of churches.

11 August 2015 11:52 by CNS

Caring for all of creation includes paying particular attention to the needs of young people and the aged, Pope Francis told the audience of a Catholic radio station in Argentina.

10 August 2015 15:28 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Pope Francis on Monday announced an annual "World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation" to draw attention the “ecological crisis” facing the planet and encourage Catholics to adopt “appropriate lifestyles”.