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Scots are soon to vote on independence. This week, in the first of two articles examining the implications of the ballot for the two countries, a writer steeped in the cultural and linguistic links between Scotland and England argues that they are indivisible
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- Pope Francis has transformed the Church – it’s time the Church stopped stifling groups who embrace that transformation Chris McDonnell
The head of Ukraine’s Greek Catholic Church has urged his countrymen “not to be afraid to defend their homeland” as official military chaplains began work for the first time in the country since Communist rule and Russian forces announced a major border exercise.
One hundred thousand Iraqi Christians fled their homes "with nothing but the clothes on their backs" after the Christian town of Qaraqosh and nearby villages were overrun by Islamic State militants overnight, the Chaldean Patriarch said today.
German bishops have marked the centenary of the start of the First World War by calling for a ban on arms exports from their country for use in conflict
New draft guidelines on NHS chaplaincies could seriously undermine the work of Catholic chaplains in hospitals, it was claimed this week.
The Church has expressed its regret at the resignation of Baroness Warsi as Minister for Faith and Communities. Baroness (Sayeeda) Warsi stood down on Wednesday, saying that she could no longer support what she called the Government's "morally indefensible" approach to the conflict. MPs and commentators have expressed fears that her departure will put further strain on relations between the Church and the Government.
Pope Francis has lifted the suspension of a Nicaraguan priest imposed in the 1980s after he refused to give up his position in the country's leftist revolutionary government.
A Ugandan court has overturned anti-gay legislation that sought to punish homosexual acts and cohabitation with life imprisonment.
Pope Francis has told a crowd of 50,000 young German altar servers gathered in St Peter’s Square yesterday not to waste their lives on “futile” distractions such as chatting on the internet or on smartphones.
Despite space for religious practice being “cautiously widened” in Vietnam in recent decades, "serious violations of religious freedom" remain, says the UN’s Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion.
The Bishop of Gloucester, Michael Perham, has been questioned by police over allegations of indecent assault on a girl under 18 and a woman.