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Obama’s historic visit to Cuba has been marked by a trip to Havana’s Catholic Cathedral, a move that will be seen as recognition of the role played by the Church in helping restore relations between the two countries...


The Brazilian bishops have begun to weigh in on the current political crisis, calling for peace and justice but taking care not to be associated with any political group. "What we want is to preserve constitutional order in the country," Archbishop Sergio da Rocha said...

 


Israeli restrictions in the Holy Land are preventing Christians from practising their faith freely this Easter, said Yusef Daher, secretary-general of the Jerusalem Interchurch Center


Filipino Catholics should stop self harming and concentrate on spreading love during Holy Week, a senior member of the Catholic Church in the Philippines said on Palm Sunday in response to the practice of self-crucifixion in the southeast Asian country


Fifty years on from historic meeting between Archbishop of Canterbury and the Pope, the Anglican Centre is marking its founding.


Pope Francis may visit Armenia in late June, a Vatican spokesman has confirmed. Federico Lombardi, the director of the Holy See press ofice confirmed that Francis was keen to make the trip, but said that it was still in the planing stage despite reports that it was set for 22-26 June.


The Diocese of Shrewsbury is to open a “house of discernment” next to its cathedral to encourage the next generation of priests, writes Rose Gamble.


The Catholic peer Lord (David) Alton has accused the Government of resisting efforts to declare the actions of the so-called Islamic State (IS) against Christians as “genocide”.


Documentaries about the changing face of Christianity in the UK and about Judas Iscariot are to be at the heart of the BBC’s Easter broadcasts writes Liz Dodd.


The Church’s social action arm has issued an urgent call for donations for migrants at the camp in Calais known as the “Jungle” as evictions cause chaos and a desperate shortage of supplies.


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