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- Pope praises co-operatives and rails against economy that enslaves the poor
- Francis leads prayers for kidnapped Christians as Aleppo bishop says thousands forced from their homes
The largest blood donor drive ever held in a church in Iraq took place at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral in the northern city of Kirkuk on Tuesday. More than 100 Christians gathered at the cathedral awaiting their turn to donate blood.
The French Catholic Church has declined to sign a declaration by the group Reporters without Borders (RSF) challenging faith groups to pledge unreserved support for free speech or face public pressure to do so.
Pope Francis this morning offered Mass for the repose of the souls of the 21 Coptic Christians beheaded by Islamic State jihadists in Libya.
Fr William Nolan is to be ordained as the Bishop of Galloway, in the west of Scotland, this morning. The ceremony is to take place at the Grand Hall, Kilmarnock.
The Church must reject becoming a closed-off caste and instead be willing to serve the marginalised and those who have lost faith, Pope Francis said this morning.
The Pope Emeritus’ mind is “formidable” shape, two years after his resignation as Pope, even if the same can’t quite be said of his legs, according to his personal secretary.
Church leaders have condemned the Mayor of Rome’s decision to back the creation of a red-light district in the city.
Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt was this week accused of “breathtaking ignorance and bigotry” after he appeared to suggest that nuns were second-rate teachers without qualifications.
Decentralisation, the Vatican's finances and the need for qualified lay professionals are among the topics discussed by cardinals from around the world gathered in Rome by Pope Francis to discuss the reform of the Roman Curia.
The Vatican has told priests and deacons that their homilies should be based on Scripture and not be improvised, personalised or boring.