- Now the talking really begins
Pope Francis wanted frankness and openness and that is what he got. But there is also the sense that the real debate in the Church about marriage and families is only just starting
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The Catholic Bishops of Northern Ireland have written an open letter to the members of the Northern Ireland Assembly calling for the rejection of a motion to legalise same-sex marriage.
Pope Francis’ hand-picked group of eight cardinals pressed on with its sweeping programme of Vatican reforms this week.
Pope Francis promised he would “do everything possible” to establish peace in Ukraine during a private meeting with the country’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk last weekend.
Pope Francis today appointed Bishop Joseph Toal as the new Bishop of Motherwell.
The bishop in charge of Catholic Education in England and Wales has described the stabbing of teacher Ann Maguire as a "senseless tragedy."
The recent alliance between conservative Catholics and white evangelical Protestants might be undermined by the innovations of Pope Francis, according to new research.
A bishop in Northern Ireland has received an apology from Sinn Fein after it misrepresented his position on abortion.
Northern dioceses are seeing their incomes drop due to declining numbers of Massgoers and economic pressures following the recession.
Popes John XXIII and John Paul II were made saints this morning during an unprecedented canonisation ceremony at the Vatican attended by around a million pilgrims from around the world.