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Pope Francis wanted frankness and openness and that is what he got. But there is also the sense that the real debate in the Church about marriage and families is only just starting
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Pope Francis has invited a bishop who works with indigenous peoples in the Amazonian rainforest to assist him with his forthcoming encyclical on the environment.
The Prime Minister told a reception of Christian leaders that Christians are “the most persecuted religion around the world” and that the British Government should stand up against the persecution of Christians around the world.
Chicago’s Cardinal-Archbishop Francis George will not travel to Rome for the 27 April canonisations of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II after taking medical advice, the archdiocese said on Tuesday.
Meeting four victims of human trafficking, dozens of religious sisters and senior police chiefs from 20 countries, Pope Francis praised their coordinated efforts to fight against a "crime against humanity."
A bishop who met with Pope Francis in a rare private audience on 4 April has said in an interview that the two men discussed the issue of the ordination of “proven” married men – viri probati – in a serious and positive way.
Five young Belgians landed a rare 45-minute television interview with Pope Francis last week as part of a communications project that grew out of their participation in last year’s World Youth Day in Brazil.
A Catholic primary school dominated by Muslim pupils is to become a Church of England academy, in the first switch of this kind.
The Vatican is to mediate in talks intended to halt Venezuela’s worst political unrest in a decade.
A community project run by the Archdiocese of Cardiff at a former Congregational chapel in the city has received an £80,000 development grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
An Argentine archbishop has said the recent baptism of a baby being raised by her mother and a lesbian partner is not an endorsement of their lifestyle.