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The leading proponent of relaxing the ban on Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics tells Christopher Lamb that the Church too often appears rule-bound
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- Pope condemns religious violence as he praises Albania for peaceful interfaith coexistence after decades of persecution
- Scotland's Catholic bishops salute ‘outstanding’ Alex Salmond after post-referendum resignation
- Vatican outlines plan to streamline annulment process as debate over treatment of remarried divorcees intensifies
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A Chinese bishop who spent more than two decades in communist Beijing’s prison and labour camps died last Sunday under house arrest aged 95.
Three of the nine accused in a case involving the rape of a nun and parading her semi-naked through the streets during anti-Christian violence in Kandhamal, eastern Orissa state, in August 2008 have been convicted.
The Church’s teaching on marriage and family life is disconnected from the real-life experience of many Irish Catholics, the country’s bishops have acknowledged.
A Catholic charity has accused the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, of “failing the poorest” in his Budget, which was announced today.
Archbishop Denis Hart of Melbourne has established the Personal Parish of Blessed John Henry Newman for Catholics wishing to avail themselves of the Tridentine Rite Mass in Latin.
The newly elected mayors of both Boston and New York City boycotted their cities’ St Patrick’s Day parades because the organisers refused to permit gay and lesbian groups to march under gay activist banners.
An external inquiry into the Catholic Church in Scotland’s handling of allegations of sexual abuse by priests will hear from abuse victims and provide a “significant opportunity to bring about material change”, the man leading the review said.
A prominent bishop in the central American nation of Belize has urged the nation’s 200 Catholic schools to ban groups that oppose church teaching on sexual ethics.
The teaching of Religious Education (RE) plays a key role in reducing community conflict and urged the Government to do more to promote it, a group of parliamentarians has said.
Pope Francis has been invited by the Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner to speak to a joint session of Congress.