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The introduction of regulations restricting the number of foreign aid workers is threatening the vital work of charities and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Africa’s newest nation.

Solidarity with offshore detainees Premium

11 February 2016 | by Mark Brolly
Former Vietnamese refugee Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM says he is concerned for the health and safety of a group of asylum seekers after Australia’s High Court cleared the way for the Government to return them to a migrant detention camp on the Pacific island nation of Nauru, writes Mark Brolly.

A coalition of groups representing Christian doctors, nurses, pharmacists and ethicists are campaigning for a conscience clause to protect them from involvement in helping patients to die, writes Peter Kavanagh.

A coalition of left-wing French intellectuals and politicians has denounced surrogate motherhood and called for a global ban on the practice.


THE CATHOLIC Church and the Church of England put aside more than 450 years of history this week when two of their most senior clerics came together for the Catholic rite of Vespers in Henry VIII’s Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace.


QUESTIONING failing structures and policies in the Church does not amount to disloyalty, but may well be “the most promising form of loyalty”, according to the master of St Benet’s Hall, writes Sarah Mac Donald.

Dioceses in England and Wales are preparing for the introduction of new guidelines on marriage preparation, which are due to be published by the Bishops’ Conference after the final report by the Synod on the Family.

A CHURCH-RUN shelter for trafficked women in London is flourishing, Cardinal Vincent Nichols revealed this week, writes Liz Dodd.

Schools face teacher shortage Premium

11 February 2016 | by Brian Morton

THE Archbishop of Glasgow has appealed to Catholic teachers to seek employment in Catholic schools to address a crisis in faith education.


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