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Pope Francis has condemned the terrorist attack in Nice in which at least 84 people have been killed...


Pope Francis has named the Archbishop of Dublin and an American laywoman as the first members of a newly established Vatican communications department...


Catholic bishops in Scotland have said that the British government must take "decisive and courageous steps" toward ridding the country of nuclear weapons...


Catholics have been urged to lobby their MPs ahead of Monday’s parliamentary vote on renewing the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons system, writes Rose Gamble. Pax Christi, the international Catholic movement for peace, has been mobilising its members to speak out against the planned replacement of Trident before the vote on 18 July.


A new Commission on Religious Education has been asked to make wide-ranging recommendations to overhaul religious education in schools in England and to provide a “new vision for the subject”.


Cardinal Vincent Nichols welcomed the announcement that Theresa May was due to become Prime Minister. The two have worked closely together on anti-trafficking initiatives, and Mrs May attended the first meeting of the Santa Marta Group, an anti-slavery collaboration between police chiefs and church leaders, at the Vatican in 2014.


A new law issued by Pope Francis has trimmed back some of the powers initially handed to Cardinal George Pell, the man he put in charge of overhauling Holy See finances, writes Christopher Lamb.


Church leaders around the United States have responded to a series of race-related killings last week with statements, sermons and tweets of grief and solidarity. In separate incidents, five white police offers were shot dead by a black man, Micah Johnson, during a protest rally in Dallas.


The Vatican nuncio in Paris has warmly praised Laurent Stefanini, the openly gay, senior French diplomat whose appointment as Ambassador to the Holy See was rejected by the Vatican, writes Tom Heneghan.


Evan Mawarire, the Zimbabwean pastor who was arrested on Tuesday (12 July) charged with inciting violence and disturbing the peace has been released after thousands of Christians staged a ‘prayer protest’ outside the court in which he was being held...

 


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