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- Muslim leaders must denounce persecution of Christians, Francis says, emphasising faiths’ common traditions
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- Church and police launch international anti-trafficking partnership citing Britian as a model
- Dioceses set up evangelisation teams in effort to reach out to lapsed and non-believers
Russia's Orthodox Church has protested to Kiev after one of its top leaders was denied entry to eastern Ukraine amid tension over last Sunday’s pro-Russian referendum ballots.
The Diocese of Cloyne, which was heavily criticised in 2011 by a government report into its handling of abuse, has made progress in developing child protection policies according to the Irish Church’s safeguarding body.
Fears about security are rising in Israel amid concerns that Pope Francis’ pilgrimage could be disrupted by extremists. Following a series of threats to Christians, and the desecration of several holy sites, Israel’s most senior Catholic cleric has warned of a "wave of extremist terror" in the Jewish state.
Catholics in England and Wales have called on the bishops of England and Wales to find ways to support marriages that have broken down and to stop being “behind the times.”
A small group of US Catholic bishops and Iranian ayatollahs quietly began in March what they intend to be an ongoing dialogue on nuclear weapons and the role of faith leaders in influencing political moves on the issue of Iran's nuclear programme.
Pope Francis has again expressed his anguish at the deaths of migrants who have perished trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe.
Conservative critics pounced on Pope Francis’ remarks to a group of United Nations leaders in Rome last Friday in which the Pope called for “the legitimate redistribution of economic benefits by the State.”
Patriarch Beshara al-Rai of the Eastern-rite Maronite Church has come under fire in his native Lebanon and the Palestinian territories for planning to join Pope Francis during the pontiff's visit to Jerusalem.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols is hosting a series of discussions on “food poverty” with representatives from parishes, schools and charities aimed at coordinating the Church’s response to what has been called a national crisis.
Pope Francis and the Chinese Government have giving their blessing to the opening of the first contemplative monastery in China since 1949.