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New 'concrete possibilities' have opened up for divorced and remarried to receive communion by his synod document on the family Pope Francis has said...


The Catholic group that will be hosting the 12 refugees that Pope Francis is bringing back from Lesbos was founded in Rome in 1968 by a group of students who had a desire to serve the neediest in society. 


In what will be seen as a defining gesture of his papacy, Pope Francis today returned to the Vatican with a dozen Muslim refugees after a visit to the Greek island of Lesbos, an arrival point for thousands seeking asylum in Europe...


Speaking at a press conference in London today the Cardinal said that the Catholic instinct was “to look for the whole”...

 


Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will today attend a Vatican-sponsored conference in a visit that has sparked an internal row and concerns about political bias on the part of the Holy See...


The Pope's trip to Lesbos tomorrow is a "humanitarian and ecumenical gesture", not a political one, the Vatican spokesman said, as Pope Francis prepares to join Orthodox leaders Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople and Orthodox Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens and all Greece...


One of the key reforming voices during the Synod of Bishops on the family has said Pope Francis’ document is a decisive shift for the Church...


A Catholic primary, St Peter’s in Morningside district, is one of 17 Edinburgh schools that will not reopen after the Easter break after the discovery of structural problems, and fears that pupil and staff safety was compromised, writes Brian Morton.


The number of people attending Extra­ordinary Form Masses over Easter has increased by a fifth, says the Latin Mass Society.


Hundreds of delegates at Ireland’s first diocesan synod in 50 years have backed proposals calling for women to have more prominent roles governing the local church, writes Sarah Mac Donald.


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