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The appeals court in Lyon has ruled that sexual abuse allegations against a French priest are not covered by the statute of limitations, making it likely the case of Father Bernard Preynat could go to a trial at which Cardinal Philippe Barbarin’s decision not to report him to the authorities should play a central role...


Recognising St Mary Magdalene's role as the first to witness Christ's resurrection and as a 'true and authentic evangelizer', Pope Francis raised the 22 July memorial of St Mary Magdalene to a feast on the church's liturgical calendar, the Vatican announced...


Combating hunger is not an exercise in shuffling paper but having the compassion to help people who are starving, Pope Francis said today in a speech to a United Nations agency in Rome... 

 


An Argentinian woman whose son, Victor Hugo Saldaño, is on death row in Texas has met with Pope Francis this weekend where she was expected once again to ask the pontiff to intervene in the case. 


While citing systematic and widespread human rights abuses in Eritrea, UN's Human Rights Commission has called for the respect of religion and belief in the horn of Africa country...


An international group of Orthodox scholars has written an open letter to all Orthodox Christians urging that the historic Pan-Orthodox Council due to take place in Kolymbari, Crete, from 18 until 26 June should not be postponed...


The first audit of Holy See finances by a global accountancy firm has been permanently shelved in what will be seen as another set back in Pope Francis’ battle to reform Church finances.  

 


Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has warned the Irish Church that the dearth of Catholic intellectuals engaged in public debate is one of the reasons its place in social and political discussion is increasingly marginalised.


The Church of England is to expand its money and debt support network nationwide, after successful pilot schemes are on target to save £2 million by helping people access affordable credit, writes Rose Gamble.


A Catholic delegation including Bishop Paul Hendricks, an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Southwark, and Canon John O’Toole visited Finsbury Park Mosque last week to help with its weekly ecumenical “Meal for All” project, which feeds homeless people. The project is run with faith organisations including The Passage and Westminster Caritas.


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