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Pope Francis this week opened Caritas Internationalis’ General Assembly by warning that God will judge the powerful on their treatment of the environment and people who are hungry.
The new minister for equalities, who voted against gay marriage in 2013, has changed her mind and says she now fully supports its legalisation.
The Irish Government has denied that its decision to cut funding from the Church’s marriage preparation programme is linked to its opposition to same-sex marriage.
President Barack Obama, a late addition to a Catholic-Evangelical summit at Washington's Georgetown University on overcoming poverty, said events like those in Ferguson, Missouri, and in Baltimore demonstrate a need to "refocus attention on poverty".
Catholic organisations in Germany welcomed changes to their Church's employment rules, so staff will no longer face being fired for remarrying without an annulment or for forming gay unions.
Church agencies have warned that the 7.3 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on Tuesday could have a devastating impact on the crippled country.
A petition inspired by Cardinal Raymond Burke that urges Pope Francis not to alter church teaching on at October’s Synod on the Family has gained 228,000 signatures.
The Bishop of Shrewsbury has praised the almost 500 priests who lobbied their bishops in the press to defend church teaching on marriage ahead of October’s Synod on the Family.
Follow God’s commandments but never forget his mercy, Cardinal Vincent Nichols told lesbian and gay Catholics during a pastoral visit to the London parish where they celebrate Mass together.
When medieval pilgrims walked to Canterbury they passed the evenings telling their stories, so one pro-migrants group is setting off on a nine-day walking tour to use story-telling as a way of highlighting the ordeals of detainees held in Britain’s immigration removal centres.