The Syriac Orthodox archbishop of the Iraqi city of Mosul said attacks by Islamic State (IS) terrorists have helped forge bonds of unity with Catholics and he is in regular contact with Iraq’s Catholic bishops, writes Ellen Teague.

A  defecting Syrian jihadist has revealed a failed plan to deliver to the Vatican a video proving the hostage Italian Jesuit Fr Paolo Dall’Oglio may still be alive.

Having failed to enact new legislation regulating medical assistance in dying, Canada now has no laws at the federal level preventing doctors from arranging the death of a patient.

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09 June 2016 | by James Roberts

On Saturday last week Pope Francis met Sheikha Moza bint Nasser of Qatar in a 30-minute private audience. Sheikha Moza is president of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development.

A lawyer acting for the families of the six Catholics murdered by loyalist paramilitaries in 1994 in Loughinisland has described the Police Ombudsman in Northern Ireland’s report on the atrocity as 'one of the most damning expositions of state collusion in mass murder ever published'...

Questions have been raised about a Catholic order after it was accused of giving away knighthoods in exchange for influence following a major investigation by a national newspaper...

The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem has sent greetings of peace and brotherhood to the world’s Muslims who began the holy period of Ramadan this week...

The first lay headmaster of Ampleforth College has stepped down less than two years after joining the private Catholic school...

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, Archbishop of Lyon, was questioned on Wednesday at a police family protection brigade about a diocesan priest who sexually abused minors for several decades but was not reported to civil authorities and only removed from ministry last year...

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