Last Sunday’s peaceful marches in Democratic Republic of Congo, organised by the Catholic Church and calling for respect for the country’s constitution, prompted a crackdown by the military that left at least six people dead, around 50 people injured and dozens arrested...

Methodist ministers could gain new powers to officiate at Church of England services if proposals to move towards closer unity between the two churches are agreed at the General Synod next month...

Pope Francis has apologised to victims of clergy sex abuse, saying he unknowingly wounded them by the way he defended a Chilean bishop accused of covering up abuse by his mentor.

In a paper to be debated by next month's meeting of the General Synod, the Church of England warns that the place within society of people with Down’s syndrome and even their possible future existence are now under question as a new form of prenatal screening begins to be rolled out this year within the NHS.


The treaty, signed last Thursday by Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron, will speed up the processing of migrants in Calais seeking to live in the UK...

Pope Francis insisted on visiting the Madre de Dios region in Peru because “that is where one can hear the cry of the poor and of the earth most clearly”.

Cardinal Sean O’Malley, the leader of a papal child safeguarding commission, said he could not explain why the Pope had described accusations that Bishop Juan Barros covered up the abuse of a high-profile priest as slanderous. 

Here was a couple who wanted the Pope to bless them and instead he opened the door in a way they could never have dreamed of: the chance to be married by the Pope on board his plane. Christopher Lamb explains

Bishop John Keenan says he understands the "real pro-life anxiety" around it, given Sturgeon’s agreement to facilitate Scottish abortions for northern Irish women, but it is still appropriate that a current First Minister be invited to make the address.

While each Catholic bishop is obliged to make this trips every five years, the last Ad Limina visit made by the England and Wales’ bishops took place in 2010. 

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