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Bishops from the home countries of Middle Eastern migrants seeking refuge in Europe have said that there are concrete programmes to Islamise Europe, the refugee coordinator for the Commission of the Bishops’ conferences of the European Community (Comece) told Germany’s Tagespost on 10 May.


Pope Francis has stepped into the political turbulence engulfing Brazil by meeting two prominent opponents of the impeachment process against suspended president, Dilma Rousseff.


A Vatican delegation held a second meeting with Chinese Communist Party officials at the end of April in Beijing, it has now emerged ­– suggesting that the Holy See is still enthusiastically seeking normalisation of relations with China, writes Ellen Teague.


An offer of “vigilant collaboration” has been made to the maverick new Filipino President, Rodrigo Duterte (pictured right), by the head of the Philippines Bishops’ Conference.


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19 May 2016 | by James Roberts

One of Argentina’s most high profile human rights campaigners is to visit Pope Francis at the end of this month, ending decades of tension between them.


Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, has cancelled a visit to Venezuela that was scheduled for late May, the Venezuelan Catholic Church reported yesterday...


A Slovakian missionary sister who runs a hospital in South Sudan was shot while driving in the town of Yei this week...

Pro-life campaigners have called on the Royal College of Midwives to withdraw its backing for abortion to be legalised up until the day of birth...


A Catholic bishop in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero has called for compassion toward the impoverished populations harvesting opium poppies used in the production of heroin...


Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has withdrawn his promise to make a personal apology to the Pope for swearing about him...


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