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A recent conference explored how the idea of Purgatory could work in contemporary psychotherapy. Much common ground was found, particularly in relation to pride, hope and love
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- Priest condemns Nigerian Government failure to stop Boko Haram 'caliphate' and humanitarian crisis
Catholic bishops in Nigeria are holding a holy hour of Eucharistic adoration in cathedrals on Sunday evening in addition to the many prayers and Masses being said in parishes around the country for the release of schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists.
The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has spoken of his experience living on an “impossible” £1 a day as part of a campaign to draw attention to global hunger.
The practice by doctors of signing abortion forms before knowing details about the women involved has been branded illegal by the head of the General Medical Council (GMC), adding to pressure for a police investigation.
Pope Francis has called on the Church in Sri Lanka to reconcile the country’s ethnic groups, which are still bitterly divided, five years after the end of the decades-long civil war.
A Conservative MP has called on the Government to reconsider its stipulation that only 50 per cent of places at free schools be reserved for pupils who practice the faith represented by the school, during a special debate in Parliament on Catholic education and admissions policy.
One of London’s biggest councils has agreed to reform its care for the elderly after a presentation by the St Vincent de Paul Society on Tuesday showed the service is in crisis.
A top Vatican official has released statistics for detailing how it has disciplined priests who have abused children.
Pope Francis is to beatify his predecessor Pope Paul VI on 19 October, the Vatican confirmed on Saturday.
Major challenges facing marriage and family life are being discussed by the Bishops of England and Wales at their bi-annual gathering in Leeds this week.
Bishops who fail to protect children will be made accountable for their actions, according to Cardinal Sean O’Malley who heads the Vatican’s Commission for the Protection of Minors told journalists on 3 May.