- Exodus of biblical proportions
Hounded out of their homes by Islamist violence, Iraqi Christians face what many fear may be their final festive season in the land of their fathers as many prepare for exile
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Cardinal Vincent Nichols told the conference hosted by UN special envoy Angelina Jolie and Foreign Secretary William Hague that “sexual violence is always a crime; it is always an immoral act.”
Parents and priests are struggling to transmit faith to teenagers while others are fearful about evangelising due to the prejudices of others, a new report has revealed.
A new survey of Irish priests’ attitudes to the new Missal has shown that the majority are either dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with it and 80 per cent want it revised or scrapped.
Outspoken Cardinal Renato Martino, the retired head of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, has been named as the Vatican’s top-ranking cardinal deacon.
In a dangerous move in one of the world’s most authoritarian states, four Eritrean bishops have published a letter describing their country as “desolate”, because so many people have fled or are in prison or the army.
Divisions are emerging in public among the American bishops over how to interpret Pope Francis – a split which is likely to be apparent as the US bishops gather in New Orleans this week for their annual spring meeting.
Concern that elements of the Nigerian army support Boko Haram terrorists have been voiced by Cardinal John Onaiyekan, Archbishop of Abuja. He pointed to local newspaper reports in Nigeria that a dozen senior officers and several enlisted men have been court-martialled recently for supplying arms to Boko Haram.
Mgr Andy McFadden, the Principal Catholic Chaplain to the Royal Navy, has been appointed Principal of the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre in Andover – the first Catholic Forces Chaplain to achieve the senior post.
The French Catholic Church has joined local Orthodox, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim and Buddhist religious leaders in supporting the “Fast for the Climate” interfaith campaign.
The Islamist overthrow of the Iraqi city of Mosul has emptied it of its ancient Christian population, who may never return, the Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Mosul said.