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Pope Francis may visit Armenia in late June, a Vatican spokesman has confirmed. Federico Lombardi, the director of the Holy See press ofice confirmed that Francis was keen to make the trip, but said that it was still in the planing stage despite reports that it was set for 22-26 June.


The Diocese of Shrewsbury is to open a “house of discernment” next to its cathedral to encourage the next generation of priests, writes Rose Gamble.


The Catholic peer Lord (David) Alton has accused the Government of resisting efforts to declare the actions of the so-called Islamic State (IS) against Christians as “genocide”.


Documentaries about the changing face of Christianity in the UK and about Judas Iscariot are to be at the heart of the BBC’s Easter broadcasts writes Liz Dodd.


The Church’s social action arm has issued an urgent call for donations for migrants at the camp in Calais known as the “Jungle” as evictions cause chaos and a desperate shortage of supplies.


Hours after a gay priest “came out” about his sexuality during a radio interview he was told he could not concelebrate a cathedral Mass specially organised for LGBT Catholics, writes Paul Wilkinson.


Government plans to force all English state schools to become academies might mean dioceses lose control of Catholic schools, the Catholic Education Service (CES) has warned, write Rose Gamble and Liz Dodd.


The Church of England has promised to make major changes in the way it handles abuse cases after an independent investigation found senior figures ignored a victim’s appeals for support...


Newspaper cuts links with Crux Premium

17 March 2016 | by James Roberts

The Boston Globe has said it will no longer be running its Catholic news site Crux as of 1 April, citing financial reasons for the decision, writes James Roberts.


The newly elected president of Portugal will be visiting the Vatican on his first foreign trip since taking office.

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa’s audience with Pope Francis was due to take place on the morning of 17 March. He was then scheduled to meet the Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin and Portuguese clergy in Rome.


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