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The Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh met with Pope Francis on Monday to update him on his work in the archdiocese in a discussion that included the topic of his predecessor, Cardinal Keith O’Brien, who was...

Becket relic returns to Canterbury Premium

21 January 2016 | by Elena Curti
A relic of St Thomas Becket will arrive in Britain from Hungary later this year in a pilgrimage organised by the Hungarian Embassy, the Church of England and the Catholic Church, writes Elena Curti.

The Catholic Church has welcomed Anglican primates’ decision last week to avert schism in the Communion by temporarily excluding the US Episcopal Church.


Church Sunday schools could face inspection by Ofsted under proposed rules designed to eradicate the kind of extremist religious teaching exposed by the 2014 Birmingham Trojan Horse affair, according to the head of Ofsted, writes Paul Wilkinson.

Last year was the worst year for Indian Christians since India gained independence from Britain in 1947, a report released by the Catholic Secular Forum has found. Statistics found that last year there was roughly one attack per day on Christians, their institutions or leaders


Isis has destroyed the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq, newly released satellite images have found. St. Elijah’s, which was believed to have been built more than 1,400 years ago, stood on a hill on the outskirts of Mosul, in the north of the country


The Archbishop of Canterbury has indicated that the Christian denominations are in agreement over the need to sync calendars over the timing of Easter, though the Vatican said there is still a way to go before it is achieved


The Archdiocese of Chicago has forwarded to the Vatican a possible miracle attributed to the intercession of John Henry Cardinal Newman. If it is sustained by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, it would be the second miracle necessary for his canonisation


New Jersey has allowed a proposed bill to legalise assisted suicide to run out of time after lawmakers admitted that they heard "many more voices opposed to the bill" than in favour. The Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act passed the state assembly in November 2014, and supporters of the practice had been lobbying state senators to pass the bill ever since.


Around a million people are expected to attend a rally in Rome, with rthe support of the Italian bishops' conference, to defend the traditional family at the same time as the Italian legislature prepares to vote on a bill legalising civil gay unions


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