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One in 10 migrants who embarks on the sea crossing from Libya to Italy dies in the attempt. After the latest tragedy in the Mediterranean in which almost 1,000 people drowned, Italy is demanding more support from its European partners
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An attempt to prevent an Irish parish priest accompany Justice and Equality Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin on a visit to a direct provision centre for asylum seekers was reversed this week following widespread publicity.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall celebrated the 40th anniversary of an interfaith society in Wolverhampton during a visit to the city on Tuesday.
Pope Francis met the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi this week at the start of the Arab leader’s first European tour.
Many in Britain have forgotten the basic facts of Christianity, which at its heart helps us understand those who suffer from oppression, neglect or poverty, the Archbishop of Birmingham has said.
Pope Francis said he would "never close the door" on dialogue with the Islamic State in an effort to bring peace to a region of the world suffering from violence and persecution.
Pope Francis has said that parents of autistic children must be accepted “without shame” and spoke of the need to “break down the stigma and isolation” at an unprecedented Vatican conference on the condition.
A Catholic bishop has criticised the racial divide between whites and blacks in the US, complaining that it is only addressed when tragedies such as the shooting of African-American teenager Michael Brown happen.
Pope Francis reminded the European Parliament and the Council of Europe today of the need to put the dignity of the human person at the heart of their work.
Pope Francis has appointed as the new Bishop of Galloway Fr William Nolan, the current Vicar-General of the Diocese of Motherwell.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols has urged Catholics to visit Gaza and pray for its people following a visit this weekend that he described as “traumatic” and deeply shocking.