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In his first year as chairman of the bishops’ conference Pro-Life Committee, Cardinal Timothy Dolan called on the pro-life movement to “examine how we present our pro-life vision to others”.


Pope Francis has visited Rome’s Great Synagogue, stressing that the Church recognises God’s “irrevocable” covenant with Israel along with the unique relationship between Christians and Jews.

A recent attack in Marseilles on a Jewish teacher wearing a kippa has rekindled France’s long-standing debate about wearing religious clothing in public, writes Tom Heneghan.

After visiting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender refugees at a specially designated centre in Berlin, Archbishop Heiner Koch said it was vital to sensitise the Church to the problems they face, writes Christa Pongratz-Lippitt.

The Vatican will commit to ensuring its supply chains are “slavery-proof” following the announcement that the world’s biggest consumer goods firms and supermarket chains have decided to do the same to eliminate forced labour from their business partners, writes Mark Brolly.

Although religious freedom had not yet been achieved in Vietnam, the Churches’ freedom of movement had steadily improved in recent years, Cardinal Reinhard Marx told katholisch.de during a nine-day visit to Vietnam.


Catholic campaigners have welcomed the failure of a pro-euthanasia declaration in the European Parliament, after it gained support from only 95 of the 751 MEPs, write Jonathan Luxmoore and Peter Kavanagh.

Christianity in Britain has reached a tipping point, with young people increasingly having no religious beliefs and feeling alienated from the Churches, Britain’s leading sociologist of religion has claimed.


The number of priests in the Archdiocese of Dublin is forecast to decline by 70 per cent by 2030, according to new research produced for the Council of Priests.

Church speaks up for refugees Premium

21 January 2016 | by Paul Wilkinson

Bishop Patrick Lynch met this week with the government minister responsible for refugee resettlement to discuss the role the Church could play in the ongoing crisis.


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