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Jan De Volder
As the Islamist group Boko Haram is said to be surrounding the city of Maiduguri in the latest stage of its campaign of violence against Christians and Muslims alike, an expert on the country considers why the authorities are powerless to halt its progress
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Former Irish president Mary McAleese has become a patron of the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology.
Cardinal George Pell has told Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse that the Church should be open to litigation over abuse, challenging the so-called "Ellis defence" that the Church was not a legal entity and could not be sued.
Cardinal Jorge Urosa has deplored a call from the Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, for his civilian militia supporters to confront protestors who have erected blockades on roads around Caracas.
Secularism in damaging British culture and creating a society without foundations, leading to the victimisation of the weak, the undermining of family, increasing state control and even surveillance, the Bishop of Portsmouth has said.
The charity Christian Aid is highlighting the cruelty inflicted on victims of the notorious warlord Joseph Kony, who with his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) led a trail of death and destruction in northern Uganda for nearly 20 years.
Pope Francis has named eight cardinals and seven laymen as members of the newly created Council for the Economy, a body that will have extensive authority to set policy for the financial and management structures of Vatican City and the Holy See.
The Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has told the heads of the three ordinariates for former Anglicans that their congregations must integrate into the wider Catholic community while preserving their distinctive identity.
The head of London’s Metropolitan Police, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, will attend a forthcoming Vatican conference on human trafficking which will be chaired by Cardinal Vincent Nichols.
A senior German Cardinal has called on national churches to speak up more courageously in their dialogue with Rome, claiming that their lack of courage has made Rome “over-powerful”.
Pope Francis will make his first trip to Asia as Pope in August, visiting South Korea to beatify 124 Korean martyrs and bring a message of peace to the divided peninsula, the Vatican announced today.