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- Marx welcomes Francis' open model of reporting on synod discussions as Vatican publishes final document in English
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- Former Archbishop of York resigns following abuse inquiry criticisms
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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.
Pope Francis challenged his 100,000 hearers at yesterday’s Palm Sunday Mass in St Peter’s Square, asking in the narrative of Christ’s passion and death, “Who am I?”
Christians in southern India have been urged to boycott the Hindu nationalist party, the BJP, in the country’s parliamentary elections in an unprecedented pastoral letter from church leaders including the Archbishop of Hyderabad, Thumma Bala.
Pope Francis has appointed the director of the National Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham as the next Bishop of Brentwood.
"I feel called to take responsibility for all the evil some priests – large in number, but not in proportion to the total – have committed and to ask forgiveness for the damage they've done with the sexual abuse of children," Pope Francis said.
Catholic teachers and church educationists have expressed concerns over pupils playing adult-rated, violent computer games at home while parents are left ignorant about their children’s activities.