- Conscience and the Commons
Following his election as Lib Dem leader, Tim Farron was grilled by the media about his beliefs as an evangelical Christian. Has the focus on faith, which began with Tony Blair, reached the point where it is harder than ever to hold religious beliefs and play an active role in political life?
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Pope Francis has signed a decree declaring "venerable" Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky, who led the Ukrainian Catholic Church in the tumultuous period of both world wars and at the beginning of Soviet occupation.
Australian Cardinal George Pell has criticised parts of the Pope’s encyclical on the environment, warning that the Church has “no particular expertise in science”.
The Holy See reported almost €1 billion (£654,000) in net assets that had never been reported before and in a consolidated form, the Vatican’s final figures for 2014 showed.
The Church in Nepal has expressed concern over the “freedom of religion” as the country hurries to promulgate a new constitution and Hindu nationalists clamour for it to declare itself a “Hindu nation”.
A Catholic bishop in eastern Ukraine has said “only prayer and divine intervention” can now save his country from an expected Russian invasion, which risks dragging the rest of Europe into the conflict.
The proposed upgrade of a Highland trunk road threatens monastic life at Pluscarden Abbey.
Children as young as nine, and worshippers who have not been confirmed, will be able to administer Holy Communion in Anglican churches under rule changes approved by the General Synod this week.
Two Latin American prelates have had their resignation accepted by Pope Francis, including one accused of ignoring allegations of abuse by a priest.
Millions of yuan missing from the Shanghai diocese are thought to have been moved from its reserves under instructions from officials of the Communist Government’s Religious Affairs Bureau.
The Archdiocese of Dublin has announced it is to review a major new fund-raising initiative amid concerns over the targeting of some parishioners and excessive demands for donations.