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Hounded out of their homes by Islamist violence, Iraqi Christians face what many fear may be their final festive season in the land of their fathers as many prepare for exile
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Cardinal Vincent Nichols has been appointed the first chancellor of St Mary’s University, Twickenham, the largest Catholic higher-education college in England and Wales.
Catholic school governors have criticised the National Governors’ Association (NGA) for advocating the abolition of compulsory Christian assemblies in schools.
Two nuns are among five Assyrians believed to have been kidnapped while visiting a girls’ orphanage in northern Iraq in an area now controlled by the Islamic State.
Methodists celebrated more than twice as many funerals as baptisms last year, as latest figures show a decline in membership of one third over the last decade.
The future leader of the Church in Ireland has said he does not believe change in the Church’s fundamental teachings on marriage and human sexuality are likely to follow the extraordinary synod on the family in October.
The Church is considering a ban on godparents at Italian christenings in a bid to curb mafia influence.
The Vatican has given its blessing to exorcisms as a standard practice in the Catholic Church.
The Bishop of Shrewsbury has denounced the “false mercy” put forward in Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill and has warned that the sanctity of life is under attack.
The main aim of Pope Francis’s pontificate is to draw the world’s attention to the poor and to change the global structures that lead to poverty, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith said in a long interview last week.
Liberal Democrat MP Sarah Teather, who is leaving the House of Commons next year, has said she is “ashamed” of the Government because of plans to introduce a residence test for legal aid.