- Raised to the altars: one who fell for the poor
A champion of the poor or someone mixed up in politics? A man who died for the faith or because he was a political inconvenience? Archbishop Oscar Romero’s beatification today confirms his stature and illuminates his model of holiness
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- Blessed Romero's beatification hailed as a step towards unity for El Salvador
- Church needs a reality check, says Dublin archbishop after Irish vote in favour of gay marriage
- Cameron's incoming Catholic health minister 'personally opposed to abortion'
- Germany's biggest lay group rebuked for rushing ahead with reform agenda
- Even the gangs declared a truce for Romero’s beatification Clare Dixon in San Salvador
- Irish vote shows the Church needs to rethink its theology of sexuality Ursula Halligan
- Greatest threat to Palmyra is Western apathy Nadim Nassar
The Archbishop of Glasgow has expressed his dismay at a legal ruling against two Catholic midwives who objected to supervising nurses involved in abortion procedures.
Pope Francis celebrated his 78th birthday this morning with a very different kind of papal audience – one that started with him blowing out candles on a cake and ended with thousands of pilgrims dancing the tango in St Peter’s Square.
The first woman bishop in the Church of England was named today.
Pope Francis has told a group of Roma gypsies "work hard" and "don’t give up hope".
Pope Francis has lent his support to Rome's bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, but says he will not be around to witness them.
A massive, detailed Vatican-ordered investigation of U.S. communities of women Religious ended with a call to the women themselves to continue discerning how best to live the Gospel in fidelity to their orders' founding ideals while facing steeply declining numbers and a rapidly aging membership.
Scores of children were killed in a Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar this morning, in what has been described as the worst attack of its kind in Pakistan.
Ed Miliband has criticised a suggestion by the Government that child benefit should be limited to two children.
“Hell touched us”, the Archbishop of Sydney said yesterday during a Mass for victims of the siege at Martin Place.