- Trying to square the circle
The opening days of the Synod on the Family have revealed distinct differences of opinion between the participants. How can their commitment to church teaching be matched with compassion for those who struggle with it?
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The grand mufti of Saudi Arabia has called for the destruction of all churches in the Arabian Peninsular, claiming that the move is in line with Islamic law.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the announcement that Pope Francis would visit the United Nations on the morning of September 25 to address the UN General Assembly.
Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, former nuncio to Egypt and apostolic representative to the Arab League told a Washington, D.C. audience that interreligious dialogue between Catholics and Muslims is not only possible but necessary.
A Vatican archbishop has ruled out the possibility of Catholics being able to use a different English translation of the Mass.
A report to the British parliament says that persecution of Christians in Iran is as severe as it was in 2012, under former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Clergy in Portsmouth have been told to make sure they do not support charities that are “incompatible” with Catholic faith, such as organisations that support abortion, contraception and gay relationships.
The social justice network of the Catholic bishops of England and Wales has expressed disappointment in today’s Budget, criticising further cuts in welfare spending and a failure to focus on the country’s poorest households.
Bishop Richard Moth has called on the Government to take urgent action in the light of findings on prisons by MPs that show cuts have resulted in overcrowding and an increase in suicides, self-harm and assaults.
A Church of England bishop has said that non-Christian faith groups cannot hold services in its churches after a Muslim event in London caused outcry.
The President of the Bishops’ Conference of India urged the chief minister of West Bengal to act swiftly to bring to justice the men who gang-raped a 71-year-old nun in her convent at the weekend.