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The Vatican’s former doctrine chief has criticised Francis’ papacy for lacking theological rigour, while suggesting he is ready to make a comeback and work in the Roman Curia....


Pope Francis has re-founded a major Church institute on marriage and the family dedicated to St John Paul II by shifting its focus to studying the everyday realities of family life...


Cardinal Blase Cupich has announced a ban on all guns on church properties. His decision comes as the city of Chicago continues to battle chronic violence...


The leading Jesuit, Fr James Martin SJ has said Cafod cancelled a planned October lecture in London because of controversy over his new book, “‘Building a Bridge,’ which calls for further dialogue between the Catholic Church and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Catholics who feel alienated from the Church...


Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, the Archbishop of Yangon, has condemned the “new energy let loose by the global Islamophobia” as a contributory factor in the persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims...


About 25,000 people have signed a petition, sponsored by Australia's religious communities, calling for stronger action on climate change...


The Washington-based Judicial Crisis Network launched a 10-day digital ad campaign on 15 September, objecting to a US Democratic senator grilling a Catholic judicial nominee on 6 September about what impact her faith would have on her interpretation of the law...


An extensive survey by two former Australian priests says mandatory celibacy has been and remains the major risk factor for child sexual abuse and warns of an impending wave of abuse cases in India and Italy, which have a significant proportion of the Church’s remaining 9500 orphanages...


A senior Philippine priest taken hostage by Islamic State-inspired militants in the southern city of Marawi has been freed after almost four months of captivity...


After thousands of runners completed the first ever "multireligious" half-marathon in Rome, Pope Francis praised the initiative, which was sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Culture...



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