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The Diocese of Paris has asked its churches to welcome Muslim visitors this Sunday.


Pope Francis paid a sombre and moving visit to the Auschwitz concentration camp this morning where he prayed at execution spots and appealed for God’s mercy and forgiveness. His trip to the former Nazi concentration camp - where more than a million people, mostly Jews, were killed during the Second World War - took place in almost complete silence...


Cardinal George Pell, the subject of accusations of child sexual abuse on Australian television has called for an investigation into whether any actions by parts of the Victoria Police and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation amount to a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice...

 


A senior bishop has said  the Church in Poland will refuse communion to divorced and remarried Catholics despite the landmark family document from Pope Francis which opened up the possibility...and this morning there were concerns when Pope Francis stumbled and fell during the entry procession to Mass at Czestochowa, about 90 miles away from Krakow...


The Irish Chaplaincy in the UK is due to celebrate a Mass at Westminster Cathedral in remembrance of Sir Roger Casement, the British diplomat who was hanged for treason over his support for Irish nationalism, writes Liz Dodd.


Medical professionals who refuse to take part in abortions are discriminated against, the British Medical Association has told a parliamentary inquiry into the working of the conscientious objection clause in the 1967 Abortion Act, writes Rose Gamble.


A Catholic parish in Salford diocese will become the first to host a Syrian refugee family as part of the Government’s new Community Sponsorship scheme.


Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has confirmed to The Tablet that he will not be sending any student priests from his diocese to the national seminary in Maynooth in September, writes Sarah Mac Donald.


The Catholic Church’s handling of abuse will come under scrutiny this week when representatives of the English Benedictines and the Archdiocese of Birmingham appear before the Goddard inquiry.


The Bishop of London, Richard Chartres, has announced he is to retire next February after more than 20 years in his post.


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