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Three Syriac Catholic priests have been ordained in a refugee camp near the Iraqi Kurdistan city of Erbil two years after they were forced to flee their home in Iraq after it was invaded by Islamic State militants...


The Catholic youth initiative, ‘Youth 2000’, has partnered with the Basilica of our Lady of Walsingham for a three-week 'Mercy Tour' around Great Britain...


Pope Francis held a lunch today for the 12 refugees he brought to Rome from Lesbos in April, and another nine refugees whom the Vatican helped bring to Rome in June...


The Requiem Mass of Bishop Edward Daly, who died on Monday, began at 3.30pm this afternoon with a message of condolence from the Holy Father, read by Msgr Amaury Medina Blanco, Apostolic Nuncio in Ireland...


The Catholic charity Voices in Exile has used a £10,000 donation from an anonymous religious community to launch a rent deposit loan scheme to help refugee families find stable homes, writes Katherine Backler.


Catholic schools in England do not take enough pupils from low-income families, new analysis of admissions data suggests, writes Rose Gamble.


Cathedral first
The Anglican Cathedral of Belfast has appointed a Catholic priest to its Cathedral Chapter for the first time in its history. Fr Edward O’Donnell, parish priest of St Brigid’s Church Belfast, has been appointed ecumenical canon at St Anne’s Cathedral.


Turkey is keen on maintaining good relations with the Vatican following the crushing of the attempted coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, writes Christa Pongratz-Lippitt.


South africa’s Catholic bishops are “very pleased” with this week’s local election results, which were the worst in the history of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), according to the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) spokesman, Archbishop William Slattery of Pretoria.


Nuns refuse to abandon city
Sr Annie Demerjian of the Sisters of Jesus and Mary (above) in Aleppo, Syria, is among Religious staying in the city despite bombardment and water and food shortages. Several Carmelite nuns are also refusing to leave and have appealed for urgent aid and prayers.


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