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- French cardinal calls for solidarity of ‘flesh and blood’ with Iraqi Christians as he arrives in Kurdistan
- Pope Francis apologises for Catholic treatment of Pentecostals on ground-breaking visits to his ‘brothers’
- We’ve avoided being absorbed into the Catholic Church like sugar dissolved in water, says ordinariate leader
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German bishops faced a demonstration by employees of the church-owned Weltbild publishing house angry about the decision to put the company into liquidation.
The Church has urged the Government in Caracas to act to prevent newspapers from closure. Shortages of imported paper mean dailies, such as El Nacional – Venezuela’s most widely read newspaper – have already been forced to cut down their circulation.
In interviews on the eve of his departure for the Austrian bishops’ ad limina visit in Rome, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn said he was certain that under Pope Francis the Church would find new ways of incorporating remarried divorcees in the life of the Church.
A leading Catholic school has temporarily won back the right to select students based on the Catholicity of their parents after the Government overturned a complaint by the British Humanist Association.
The bishop responsible for migration policy has warned that victims of trafficking and domestic violence could be denied vital health care if the Government's Immigration Bill becomes law.
An archbishop and a leading imam from Central African Republic (CAR) this week urged politicians in Europe to press for several thousand UN peacekeepers to be dispatched urgently to the country, to contain the continuing high levels of violence.
Pope Francis has begun working on a new document that will address a broad range of issues related to the “care of creation”, including protection of the environment and defence of the nature and dignity of the human person.
An international delegation of bishops have called on Israel to abandon plans to build a security wall in the Cremisan Valley near Bethlehem, on the land of 58 Christian families, saying the wall would destroy vineyards, groves and orchards and separate them from their land.
The US Supreme Court affirmed an injunction against the controversial contraception mandate, in a case brought by the Little Sisters of the Poor.
One of the most senior Catholic leaders in Syria has said Western governments should not be encouraging those suffering in the region to leave, as the British Government announced it would take in a small number of Syrian refugees.