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Pope Francis yesterday met the 18 members of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC III) before they left for their annual meeting at the Palazzola retreat house, in the Alban Hills south of Rome.
Pope Francis has taken further steps towards reforming the Vatican’s media operations with the establishment of a commission to study the recommendations in a report produced by the British Catholic peer, Lord (Chris) Patten.
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor has written of his “sorrow and shame” for allowing a priest who abused children to remain in ministry when he was Bishop of Arundel and Brighton.
Three hermits living in a presbytery in the Diocese of Northampton say they have been asked to leave by the bishop following complaints about the behaviour of one of their number who regularly preaches and leaflets against homosexuality.
The organiser a group set up to encourage young people to live out the Church’s teachings on chastity has said she will stop distributing leaflets warning young people that sex outside marriage can “destroy their souls” and “make their bodies sick”.
Students at the Catholic University of Santiago have staged a demonstration against Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati, over the dismissal of a prominent liberation theologian.
A major diocese in the north of England has posted its fourth annual budget deficit of the past five years after its latest accounts revealed a shortfall of £1.3 million in the last financial year.
An Irish Columban priest has told a hearing of the US Congress that if child trafficking in the Philippines is to be tackled properly, then it will be necessary to reform the police and the judiciary.
In a long interview in the German daily Die Welt on 24 April, Cardinal Raymond Burke renewed his attack on Cardinal Walter Kasper, whose “merciful” solution for remarried divorcees who wish to receive Communion was discussed at last October’s Extraordinary Synod.
Two millennia after the "Gospel of the family" defeated an abusive social practice that humiliated women, the "radical equality" of spouses in Christian marriage must now bear "new fruit" in society, including "the right to equal pay for equal work," said Pope Francis.