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The Church of England’s General Synod have backed a motion supporting further reconciliation between Catholic and reformed churches as Christians around the world commemorate the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation..


The sexual abuse of children by those who have vowed to serve Christ and the church is a horrendous monstrosity that represents 'a diabolical sacrifice' of innocent, defenseless lives, Pope Francis said...


Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York and Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore have urged the House and Senate to past the Conscience Protection Act of 2017...


Cardinal Vincent Nichols has branded the Government’s decision to backtrack on the number of unaccompanied child refugees being allowed into the UK as 'truly shocking' and 'abandoning its statutory and moral duty'...


A top level commission of cardinals has pledged its “full support” for the Pope following what they described as “recent events” with Francis being targeted by hostile posters and fake news...


The Roman Catholic church on the shores of the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel where Jesus performed the miracle of the feeding of the 5,000 has been officially reopened after a £1m refurbishment following an alleged arson attack by Jewish extremists.

 


A conservative Catholic family group has lost its suit against Gleeden, a dating website for married people seeking partners for an extra-conjugal affair, and been ordered to pay court costs for the company that runs the service...


A spoof front page of the Vatican’s newspaper mocking the Pope is being circulated inside the Roman Curia in another example of hostility against Francis on his own doorstep. The realistic mock up of L’Osservatore Romano pokes fun at the Pope by responding to the questions about his family life document, Amoris Laetitia...


Five centuries after the start of the Protestant Reformation, leaders of the Catholic and Lutheran churches came together in a demonstration of unity to release new Bible translations...


Mosaic’s future uncertain Premium

10 February 2017 | by Carina Murphy

The future of a “unique” twentieth-century mosaic of the Crucifixion, created by a leading Viennese artist at a church in Oldham, Lancashire, is uncertain after a proposed reorganisation in the Salford diocese threatened the church with closure.


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