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The television version of Hilary Mantel’s novel Wolf Hall is the latest account to challenge St Thomas More’s reputation as a courageous defender of the rights of conscience. Was he, in truth, a liberal icon, a religious fanatic or something in between?
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Pope Francis has told a crowd of 50,000 young German altar servers gathered in St Peter’s Square yesterday not to waste their lives on “futile” distractions such as chatting on the internet or on smartphones.
Despite space for religious practice being “cautiously widened” in Vietnam in recent decades, "serious violations of religious freedom" remain, says the UN’s Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion.
The Bishop of Gloucester, Michael Perham, has been questioned by police over allegations of indecent assault on a girl under 18 and a woman.
The Bishop responsible for international affairs in England and Wales has called on Catholics to take part in an international day of prayer for Iraq’s persecuted Christians on Wednesday.
The Vatican has warned that the alleged rejection by his natural parents of a baby with Down’s syndrome born to a surrogate mother is a consequence of a culture that has turned babies into consumer products.
Baroness Warsi has resigned as the Minister for Faith and Communities, saying she could no longer support the Government’s “morally indefensible” approach to the Gaza conflict.
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Hundreds of talks about the Second Vatican Council and its legacy have been made available for free online.
Pope Francis’ courage is causing disquiet among those with “a very conformist and closed Catholicism” the Archbishop of Dublin has warned.
The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem has likened Gaza to a “factory of desperate people, designed to easily turn into extremists ready for anything".