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Germany’s welcoming culture for refugees is still very much alive, Archbishop Stefan Hesse, the German Bishops’ Conference’s special representative for refugees and chairman of the Migration Mission, emphasised in an interview for the KNA news agency, weeks before Germany goes to the polls on 24 September, writes Christa Pongratz-Lippitt.


Catholic bishops and aid agencies have joined the relief effort in the US state of Texas, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey,  which made landfall last Friday.


Belgium's Brothers of Charity may have to sever ties with their 15 psychiatric hospitals if their lay-dominated board of directors defies an order by Pope Francis to revoke a decision to allow euthanasia on the premises...


 Students applying for UK university places this year are thinking much more about the value of the courses on offer and their longer term job prospects, according to one of the country’s most popular Catholic universities...


The number of school pupils in England and Wales taking the full GCSE Religious Studies [RS] course has fallen for the first time in more than a decade, new figures have shown...


The fate of a Filipino Catholic priest and 40 hostages taken captive by Islamic militants in May remains uncertain despite reports that the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) have taken control of the grand mosque in Marawi, a the last remaining rebel stronghold...


Two members of the Truth Justice and Healing Council - the body established by the Australian bishops and religious orders to liaise with the Royal Commission - have spoken out, with Vice Chair Ms Elizabeth Proust telling the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that she was "pessimistic" about the Church's willingness to reform and Council member Professor Greg Craven criticising the Commission and media coverage...


Parishes in Macau Diocese held special Masses on 28 August for those killed and affected by a super typhoon that struck in late August...


The Vatican obviously is concerned about terrorist threats, "especially for the senseless hatred" it represents, and will continue to remain vigilant, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state...


With floodwater as high as 20 feet from swelling bayous and waterways, thousands of homes in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston flooded as Tropical Storm Harvey continued to batter southeast Texas on 28 August...

 


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