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- German bishops criticise Apple and Facebook for offering for pay for female staff to have their eggs frozen
- Catholic couples in Edinburgh benefit from new marriage prep courses aimed at creating ‘happy and holy’ relationships
- Müller praises Poland as a model for the Catholic Church but urges families to have more children
- Caring about the poor doesn't make me a communist, insists Pope Francis
The Prime Minister has praised the “acts of kindness” by Christians in Britain such as running soup kitchens, homeless shelters and the evangelistic Alpha course in prisons.
The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has faced down criticism of its refusal to release the findings of a marriage and family survey by revealing it had been requested to keep the results secret by a Vatican cardinal.
The leader of the ordinariate has lamented the lack of growth of the group, set up in 2011 to allow former Anglicans to enter Communion with the Catholic Church.
A British academic has been appointed by Pope Francis as the next president of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.
The Cardinal-Archbishop of Westminster has warned his priests against individualism and competition, which he said were obstacles on the path to renewal.
Pope Francis’ Good Friday meditations will reflect on women and children who have been abused, desperate migrants and those who have lost their jobs because of the economic crisis.
Roermond diocese in southern Holland has apologised for the sexual abuse of two boys by its former Bishop Johannes Gijsen, who served there from 1972 to 1993 and died last year.
Fr Martin Newell, the priest and peace activist imprisoned last month for unpaid fines, appeared in court again yesterday to deny charges of criminal damage.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols has said that Pope Francis has made it less fashionable for people to describe themselves as “lapsed Catholics”.
A group of French Catholics including a bishop has visited Moscow to discuss the defence of the traditional family with Russian Orthodox Church leaders, drawing criticism in France because of the Ukraine crisis and the nature of Church-State relations in Russia.