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- Armenian Church canonises 1.5 million genocide 'martyrs' slain by Ottoman Turks
- ‘Merger’ talks between St Mary’s, Twickenham and Heythrop College enter final stage
- One third of would-be MPs believe in God and one third are atheists
- French Church gets 10,000 responses to Vatican survey on family life
Radical plans to deal with the crisis caused by a dwindling number of both priests and Massgoers in Hexham and Newcastle diocese were revealed on Sunday.
Vatican astronomer Guy Consolmagno is to receive a prestigious scientific award by the American Astronomical Society.
Pope Francis has approved plans for showers for homeless people to be installed under the colonnades of St Peter’s Square.
The bishops’ conference of England and Wales plans to launch a wide-ranging consultation of parishes and clergy ahead of next year’s synod on the family.
Pupils at Catholic schools are teaching their parents about their faith rather than the other way round, according to the surprising findings published this week of a research paper on evangelisation in England and Wales.
The chairman of governors at the Jesuit-run Heythrop College in London has resigned.
Catholic financier and arts patron John Studzinski has been awarded the Prince of Wales Medal for Arts Philanthropy, making him the first individual to hold both that and the Prince of Wales Ambassador Award.
Mgr Marcus Stock was today ordained and installed as the new Bishop of Leeds.
Dominican bioethicist Anthony Fisher, who was installed as Archbishop of Sydney on Wednesday, vowed to improve the Church’s record on safeguarding and apologised for sexual abuse committed by clergy.
Work by the Catholic Education Service has ensured that changes to the Religious Studies GCSE syllabus to make it more academic, and compel the study of two religions instead of one, will maintain a Catholic ethos.