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Catholic Bishops in Kenya have denounced the government shutdown of the country’s three largest private television channels as “unconstitutional” and in direct contradiction to the law.


Pope Francis has called for an ecumenical day of prayer for peace, with a specific focus on people suffering as a result of conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan...


Pope Francis used a meeting with the President of Turkey on Monday to discuss the status of Jerusalem and urge the Turkish leader to pursue peace instead of war.   


For the first time, the International Olympic Committee has invited a Vatican delegation not only to take part in the opening ceremony of the Winter Games, but also to attend its general meeting as an official observer...


Pope Francis’ handling of clerical sexual abuse is once again coming under scrutiny following news that he was handed a letter from a Chilean abuse victim which detailed the survivor's ordeal and that a future bishop witnessed it.  


In a speech in Rome, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon also issued a firm condemnation of religious bigotry. 


This is the first year the Vatican has withheld approval of any speakers for the annual Voices of Faith gathering, which brings together high profile international speakers to address issues of concern to women around the world.


The Vatican and China are reportedly on the verge of signing an agreement on the appointment of bishops, a move that could pave the way for an historic restoration of diplomatic relations between them. 

 


The head of Ofsted has described her "regret" that the Church of England has resisted changes in the law to allow out-of-hours religious schools to be inspected.


The Portuguese priest and poet José Tolentino Mendonça has been chosen to write the meditations for the Pope’s upcoming Lenten retreat.



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