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Two Christian activists are among a group of at least fifteen human rights lawyers and campaigners who have been formally arrested on suspicion of subverting state power in China


In a candid interview with ITV News, the Pope’s Liverpool-born foreign secretary told news presenter Julie Etchingham about the pontiff's love of Britain and the British people


The foot washing ceremony on Holy Thursday can now include women, according to a decree from the Vatican. The ruling was issued along with a letter from Pope Francis to the prefect of the congregation, Cardinal Robert Sarah


The US Supreme Court has ruled that Florida’s judicial process for determining whether an offender should be given the death penalty is unconstitutional, after a judge was found to have interfered in the sentencing of a man convicted of murder


El Paso will hold a celebration at the same time as Pope Francis' visits the neighbouring Mexico city of Ciudad Juarez on the other side of the US border. Called 'Two Nations, One Faith', the celebration will take place at Sun Bowl Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas at El Paso


Pope Francis is poised to become the first pope to visit the Great Mosque of Rome, understood to be the largest site of Islamic worship outside of the Arab world. The Pope received an official invitation to go to the mosque from a Muslim delegation


The Swiss-based Council representing Europe’s Catholic bishops has urged the different countries of Europe to find their own individual solutions to the migrant crisis, prompting the Cardinal Archbishop of Vienna, Christoph Schönborn, to say that “the Iron Curtain is back”.


After an extensive local investigation, the Archdiocese of Chicago has forwarded to the Vatican a possible miracle attributed to the intercession of Cardinal John Henry Newman, writes Kenneth L. Woodward.

In his first year as chairman of the bishops’ conference Pro-Life Committee, Cardinal Timothy Dolan called on the pro-life movement to “examine how we present our pro-life vision to others”.


Pope Francis has visited Rome’s Great Synagogue, stressing that the Church recognises God’s “irrevocable” covenant with Israel along with the unique relationship between Christians and Jews.

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