- Now the talking really begins
Pope Francis wanted frankness and openness and that is what he got. But there is also the sense that the real debate in the Church about marriage and families is only just starting
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A Passion Play in Oxford has been cancelled after a bureaucratic misunderstanding involving the local police and council.
The long-standing director of music at St Marie’s Cathedral in Hallam has been made redundant as the cathedral struggles to pay back a debt of more than £1 million. Other economies will affect the position of the cathedral administrator, who will not be replaced following the retirement of the present incumbent, and two other posts, which are to continue with reduced hours.
The first Catholic priest since the Reformation has been ordained at the Protestant Church of Norway’s Nidaros Cathedral. Built over the burial site of St Olaf, Norway’s patron saint, who was King of Norway in the eleventh century, the cathedral was taken over by the Lutheran Church at the Reformation.
A new documentary on how the Church is changing under Pope Francis will be broadcast on Maundy Thursday by Catholic television network Salt and Light.
The Prime Minister has praised the “acts of kindness” by Christians in Britain such as running soup kitchens, homeless shelters and the evangelistic Alpha course in prisons.
The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has faced down criticism of its refusal to release the findings of a marriage and family survey by revealing it had been requested to keep the results secret by a Vatican cardinal.
The leader of the ordinariate has lamented the lack of growth of the group, set up in 2011 to allow former Anglicans to enter Communion with the Catholic Church.
A British academic has been appointed by Pope Francis as the next president of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.
The Cardinal-Archbishop of Westminster has warned his priests against individualism and competition, which he said were obstacles on the path to renewal.
Pope Francis’ Good Friday meditations will reflect on women and children who have been abused, desperate migrants and those who have lost their jobs because of the economic crisis.