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Cardinal Karl Lehmann of Mainz said that names of candidates submitted to the Vatican as potential bishops are being vetoed by "unauthorized people" in Rome. "In the name of the law, these unlawful outside influences must be set aside and a proper voice given to those who'll be living with the chosen candidate," he said...


Catholics who are divorced and remarried should treat the Year of Mercy as an opportunity to begin a process of discernment, Cardinal Vincent Nichols said in a pastoral letter this week...


The expectation of “reciprocity” on the part of Christians engaged in interfaith dialogue with the Muslim world is unrealistic, according to Dr Bill Schwartz (pictured), the Anglican archdeacon in the Gulf.


Lebanese Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Boutros Raï has urged the European Union to fight for the right of Christian refugees to return to their homes in Syria and Iraq, writes Tom Heneghan.


One of Germany’s major museums is preparing the most comprehensive exhibition ever mounted on the papacy, writes Christa Pongratz-Lippitt.


Six weeks after Turkey concluded a landmark deal with the European Union, the country’s longest-resident Catholic bishop has warned that Christian minorities are still being denied rights and facing a bleak future.


There was an attempt on the life of Cardinal John Onaiyekan, (above), the Archbishop of Abuja, on Friday last week as he was travelling from Benin, the capital of Edo State, to Uromi Diocese. He was sleeping in the back of his car, and as the driver slowed down near a pothole, three men emerged from a palm plantation and sprayed the vehicle with gunfire...


As firefighters fought to save Fort McMurray from a wildfire that threatened to destroy the northern Alberta city, a bishop gave thanks that there had been no loss of life...


The cardinal said he was "very happy" with yesterday’s announcement by Prime Minister David Cameron that the UK will accept an unspecified number of unaccompanied children who arrived in the European Union from Syria...

 


The Catholic theologian Tina Beattie has defended her decision to sign a letter objecting to the potential criminalisation of Polish women who have abortions, as a petition calling for her to be suspended from an advisory position at aid agency Cafod reached almost 5,000 signatures...


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