- Exodus of biblical proportions
Hounded out of their homes by Islamist violence, Iraqi Christians face what many fear may be their final festive season in the land of their fathers as many prepare for exile
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Mgr Andy McFadden, the Principal Catholic Chaplain to the Royal Navy, has been appointed Principal of the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre in Andover – the first Catholic Forces Chaplain to achieve the senior post.
The French Catholic Church has joined local Orthodox, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim and Buddhist religious leaders in supporting the “Fast for the Climate” interfaith campaign.
The Islamist overthrow of the Iraqi city of Mosul has emptied it of its ancient Christian population, who may never return, the Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Mosul said.
Pope Francis has shown his support for a new Catholic cathedral in the Persian Gulf by giving a brick from St Peter’s Basilica in Rome as the new building’s foundation stone.
Fears for the health of Pope Francis have surfaced after he cancelled two days of engagements.
The Archbishop of Dublin has called for a “full-bodied investigation” into all of Ireland’s mother and baby homes after details emerged of 796 children and babies who had died at a convent-run home in County Galway for whom no burial records could be found.
The Church in Brazil has condemned the priorities of the Brazilian authorities in their hosting of the World Cup by publishing pamphlets shaped like referees’ red cards.
A state inquiry into child sexual abuse has found that there is sufficient evidence to warrant the prosecution of an unnamed senior church official for protecting a paedophile priest.
Church and world leaders gathered in France today to remember the thousands of men who died during the historic D-Day landings that marked the beginning of the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe.
An Ursuline nun from Sicily has won the final of the Italian version of The Voice.