- Battle lines drawn
This week produced the clearest evidence yet that the Synod Fathers are sharply divided between those who are supporting Pope Francis in his efforts to present a more pastoral vision of the Church and those determined first and foremost to emphasise its moral teaching
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Pope Francis has approved recommendations to keep the Vatican bank operative, ending a year of speculation over whether he would close the scandal-hit institution formally known as the Institute for Religious Works (IOR).
Britain is a Christian nation and militant atheists should “get over it”, the minister responsible for communities and local government has said.
A Dutch Jesuit priest who had opted to remain in the besieged Syrian city of Homs, Fr Frans Van Der Lugt, has been shot dead this morning.
A former altar boy who was sexually abused by a priest in the Archdiocese of Birmingham has launched a £300,000 compensation claim.
A top Vatican investigator has been appointed to examine claims of sexual misconduct in the archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh, where Cardinal Keith O’Brien resigned amid scandal last year.
The decision to allow Britain’s last remaining Catholic adoption agency to retain its charitable status has been dismissed as “mistaken” by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
The Argentine media is attributing to the “Francis effect” the decision by the archbishop of the country’s second city, to allow the daughter of a lesbian couple to be baptised in his cathedral.
Campaigners against sexual abuse have expressed grave concerns after a leading figure in Catholic education was given a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to downloading more than 5,000 indecent images of children.
The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has told Catholic parliamentarians that they will not be refused communion if they voted in favour of same-sex marriage.
The Archbishop of Canterbury warned today of the "absolutely catastrophic" consequences for on Christians in other countries if the Church of England decided to solemnise gay marriages.