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The leading proponent of relaxing the ban on Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics tells Christopher Lamb that the Church too often appears rule-bound
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- Bishops call for Scots to 'co-operate for the good of the nation' after 55 per cent of voters reject independence
- Dublin's All Hallows College put on the market for £11m after withdrawing from sale of Jackie Kennedy letters
Authorities in the Dominican Republic yesterday began an analysis of whether they had the legal jurisdiction to start a trial against their former papal nuncio, Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, 66.
Pope Francis told football superstars including Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi to use their sport to fight discrimination and promote peace ahead of the Vatican-organised Match for Peace yesterday.
A priest at the frontline of the battle against the Mafia has said death threats made against him by criminal overlord Salvatore “Toto” Riina will not frighten him into retreat.
The French Catholic community Chemin Neuf has further expanded its presence in England by taking over an abbey in the Diocese of Plymouth.
Scotland’s archbishops have urged participation in the independence referendum.
Football superstars including Lionel Messi, Ronaldinho and Diego Maradona will play a “Match for Peace” organised by Pope Francis at Rome’s Olympic Stadium tonight.
Free transport to and from faith schools has effectively been scrapped in England’s countryside, according to an investigation by The Tablet.
Leading academics have backed Professor Sir Tom Devine’s call for a “Yes” vote in the upcoming Scottish referendum.
The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kiev-Halych, says that the Church is being persecuted in two eastern Ukrainian cities in which pro-Russian separatists have been very active. He reports that, “today our Church in Donetsk and Luhansk is experiencing a martyrdom, and it needs our prayer and support”.
In a demonstration affirming their determination to live side by side, Jordanian Muslims and Christians walked hand-in-hand in a march last Saturday evening, 23 August, to denounce the violence in Gaza, Iraq and the entire region.