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- French cardinal calls for solidarity of ‘flesh and blood’ with Iraqi Christians as he arrives in Kurdistan
- Welby urges Palestinians and Israelis to abandon 'self-defeating' violence that could lead to 'greater disaster'
- German bishops: Churches share blame for Europe’s slide into First World War
- Pope Francis and WEA exchange apologies for Churches' past mistreatment of each other
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.
Suspected Islamic extremists used explosives and machine guns to attack a Catholic church and a market in northeast Nigeria, killing at least 138 people and razing hundreds of homes, according to eyewitnesses.
Rolling Stone, the US-based rock music magazine, has chosen to feature Pope Francis on the cover of its latest issue.
Dutch Cardinal Willem Eijk is fully committed to ecumenism and his position on the matter has not changed, his spokeswoman said.
Mgr Mark O’Toole today becomes the first bishop to be installed at Plymouth Cathedral in more than 25 years, and the first in England and Wales to be appointed by Pope Francis.
A reliquary containing the blood of the late Pope John Paul II was stolen after thieves broke into a small mountain church east of Rome at the weekend, with fears that a Satanic group could be behind the theft.
A fundraising campaign has been launched to purchase one of England’s grandest recusant homes to put it back into church hands.