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Elaborate preparations to mark the seventieth anniversary on Tuesday of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau highlight how Poland has begun to acknowledge its own anti-Semitic past and to recognise that it has a Jewish question, too
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- First woman bishop ordained in Church of England service disrupted by protester
- Catholic politician who resigned over migrant rights to join Jesuit Refugee Service after General Election
- Church in Poland mourns ‘dynamic’ Jewish community and urges parishes to do more to preserve its legacy
- Orthodox Churches around Europe denounce Charlie Hebdo's Muhammad cartoons
German bishops have marked the centenary of the start of the First World War by calling for a ban on arms exports from their country for use in conflict
New draft guidelines on NHS chaplaincies could seriously undermine the work of Catholic chaplains in hospitals, it was claimed this week.
The Church has expressed its regret at the resignation of Baroness Warsi as Minister for Faith and Communities. Baroness (Sayeeda) Warsi stood down on Wednesday, saying that she could no longer support what she called the Government's "morally indefensible" approach to the conflict. MPs and commentators have expressed fears that her departure will put further strain on relations between the Church and the Government.
Pope Francis has lifted the suspension of a Nicaraguan priest imposed in the 1980s after he refused to give up his position in the country's leftist revolutionary government.
A Ugandan court has overturned anti-gay legislation that sought to punish homosexual acts and cohabitation with life imprisonment.
Pope Francis has told a crowd of 50,000 young German altar servers gathered in St Peter’s Square yesterday not to waste their lives on “futile” distractions such as chatting on the internet or on smartphones.
Despite space for religious practice being “cautiously widened” in Vietnam in recent decades, "serious violations of religious freedom" remain, says the UN’s Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion.
The Bishop of Gloucester, Michael Perham, has been questioned by police over allegations of indecent assault on a girl under 18 and a woman.
The Bishop responsible for international affairs in England and Wales has called on Catholics to take part in an international day of prayer for Iraq’s persecuted Christians on Wednesday.
The Vatican has warned that the alleged rejection by his natural parents of a baby with Down’s syndrome born to a surrogate mother is a consequence of a culture that has turned babies into consumer products.