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Myanmar stands “on the threshold of hope” according to Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon, writes Ellen Teague.


Archbishop Georg Gänswein, Benedict XVI’s long-serving secretary, has hinted that Pope Francis’ curial reforms are in danger of proceeding too fast, writes Christa Pongratz-Lippitt.


The Church has been experiencing a “double crisis” in the years following the Second Vatican Council as it abandoned the notion that unbaptised people are not saved, the Pope Emeritus has said.


The US State Department, after months of lobbying from Christian groups, declared that the Islamic State (IS) attacks on Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East constitute genocide, writes Michael Sean Winters.


The political crisis in Brazil, in which Congress has started impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff, has drawn dark warnings from church sources, write Francis McDonagh and Filipe Avillez. Extraordinary sessions of Congress are being held every Monday and Friday in an attempt to force a vote on impeachment by mid-April.

Meanwhile Ms Rousseff’s predecessor Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is accused of money laundering in the Petrobras corruption scandal. Last week saw the largest anti-government demonstrations ever seen in Brazil.


Shortly after his arrival in Havana on Sunday evening, in the first visit to Cuba by a US president since Calvin Coolidge arrived by battleship in 1928, Barack Obama visited the Cathedral of the Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception.


Pope Francis has put migrants at the heart of Holy Week by likening their suffering to Christ’s.


Christians must resist the temptation to respond to the atrocities in Brussels with hatred towards Muslims or migrants, the Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels has pleaded...


Some of Britain’s leading Christians, including high profile Catholics, have written to the new Work and Pensions Secretary to urge him to rethink current welfare policies in the light of Easter as a time of a renewal...


Christians must work with other faiths to combat the extremism that is poisoning society today, the Prime Minister urged at his annual Easter reception at 10 Downing Street this afternoon...

 


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