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Christians must work with other faiths to combat the extremism that is poisoning society today, the Prime Minister urged at his annual Easter reception at 10 Downing Street this afternoon...

 


Today Pope Francis condemned the “abominations” and “cruel fundamentalism” of the Belgian terrorists responsible for killing 34 and injuring more than 200 people in yesterday’s attack in Brussels

 


An application to install ‘The Homeless Jesus’ statue by Catholic artist Tim Schmalz has been rejected by the City of Westminster Council this week...


Cardinal Philippe Barbarin has rejected calls from the national media and a petition with over 70,000 signatures to resign amid accusations of covering up for three priests accused of sexually abusing children. Instead his archdiocese has hired a public relations firm to help with communications...


A political solution may be the key to unlock the case of the Little Sisters of the Poor whose case against being forced to offer no cost birth control as part of a healthcare package for staff under Obamacare will be heard in the Supreme Court today...


Impoverished Haiti could be subject to the rapid spread of the Zika virus, warn American charities and the US Centre for Disease Control. "The lack of education, information, the number of people living [in slums] and the degree of stagnant water all over the place is the ideal place for the mosquito to breed, increasing the likelihood of the transmission of Zika," said Dianne Jean-Francois, a physician for the Catholic Medical Mission, who have staff working in southern Haiti...

 


A major survey on religion in the Netherlands showed fewer than half of Dutch Catholics accepted the divinity of Jesus and only 13 per cent believed in the existence of heaven...


The Catholic Labour MP Rob Flello has called on Baroness (Elizabeth) Berridge to resign as Chairwoman of the All-Party Group on religious freedom, claiming that she sabotaged an amendment that would have compelled the Government to describe IS atrocities in the Middle East as genocide...


A Christian-Muslim event to highlight the role of the Virgin Mary in both faiths, held for the first time last year in a town south of Paris, will expand to four sites in France this year and be copied in Brussels and Tunis...


The hashtag #PrayForBelgium is trending on Twitter as people around the world share their condolences with the victims of the Brussels airport and underground station bombings...


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