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- Heythrop chairman quits as west London's 400-year-old Jesuit college considers its future
- Prince Charles tells Armenian church of his heartbreak over attacks on Middle Eastern Christians
- Nichols says Pope Francis appreciates the 'pragmatic minority' temperament of English Catholicism
- Cardinal O’Malley: we need urgent action on convicted Bishop Finn, LCWR probe was 'a disaster' and I'd ordain women
More and more churches and synagogues are being used for non-religious purposes or even being pulled down, according to a group dedicated to conserving religious buildings.
A parish priest in Switzerland has blessed a lesbian couple in his parish church in a service closely resembling a marriage ceremony.
A document authorised by Pope Francis has decreed that non-cardinal heads of Vatican departments and officials automatically lose office when they reach 75.
Pope Francis told attendees a course at the Roman Rota – the Church’s appeal court – that marriage annulments should be streamlined so that people are not left waiting for “justice”.
Catholic schools teach tolerance and inclusiveness but are expected to make clear the distinction between civil unions and a Catholic understanding of marriage, the Church’s Education Service made clear this week.
Parliament should learn from the Church’s hands-on approach to tackling poverty, Cardinal Vincent Nichols said on Wednesday.
Pope Francis has criticised bishops who strut around “like peacocks” and live only for their “vanity”.
Prince Charles this week spoke again of his ”mounting despair” at the plight of Christians and other religious and ethnic minorities in northern Iraq and Syria. Concerned at the deterioration of religious tolerance around the world, the heir to the British throne warned that “the very freedom on which society is built is threatened with destruction”.
Republicans took control of the US Senate following the mid-term elections on Tuesday, picking up seats in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Montana, North Carolina, South Dakota, and West Virginia.
A young Christian couple was burned alive in a brick kiln in the Punjab province for allegedly burning pages of the Qu’ran.