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Figures showing the huge scale of human trafficking in Britain are “shocking but not surprising”, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW) has said...


Pope Francis offered his condolences and his prayers to the people of Sierra Leone after flooding and a major mudslide on 14 August led to the deaths of hundreds of people and displaced thousands...


A tree has fallen into worshippers gathered to celebrate the Assumption on the island of Madeira, Portugal, killing 12 and injuring 50...


The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW) has said it is “committed” to sharing safeguarding knowledge with “all religions” following the conviction of a gang of mainly Muslim men for grooming and abusing children...


Greece’s predominant Orthodox Church has accused the left-wing Syriza Government of “ideological stereotyping” after it claimed the country’s Orthodox dioceses were not paying taxes...


Russia’s Catholic Church has appealed to Western Christians to remember martyrs of Communist rule during the upcoming centenary of the 1917 Russian revolution, rather than just helping commemorate the country’s better-known dissidents...


A friend of Pope Francis who co-authored an article arguing Catholic and Evangelical groups in the United States were advancing an “ecumenism of hate” has defended the intervention as opening up an important debate...


A Venezuelan cardinal rejected the possibility of foreign intervention in the country following US President Donald Trump's threat to pursue a military option...


Australia's Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has rejected the Catholic Church's submission that the confessional seal be respected in law, recommending that failure to report child sexual abuse in institutions, including information given in religious confessions, be made a criminal offence...


The archbishop officially promoting Blessed Oscar Romero's cause for sainthood said he hopes the process will conclude within a year and Catholics around the world will honour St. Oscar Romero, martyr...



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