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New York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan will take part in the upcoming presidential inauguration of Republican Donald Trump, it has been announced...


A senior Chinese administrator has told the official news agency that China is willing to hold constructive dialogue with Vatican in a bid to find a way of bridge the ideological gap between the two states, expand any consensus already made and to generally improve bilateral relations...


 

The Queen has quoted Saint (Mother) Teresa in her Christmas Message, recalling her example of doing “small things with great love.”


Pope Francis prayed for peace in war-torn Syria, Libya, Iraq and countries in Africa in his Christmas Message this morning.

 


Cardinal Vincent Nichols opened his homily for Midnight Mass last night by acknowledging anxiety about the state of the world and quoting the poet W B Yeats: “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world …”


Pope Francis used his homily to again highlight the dangers of the commercialisation of Christmas marking out the similarities between the housing crisis facing Mary and Joseph and the prevailing attitude at Christmas today...


He’s the arch-conservative cardinal demanding Pope Francis answer his questions on whether divorced and remarried Catholics can receive communion. 


A landmark abuse claim that could see the Diocese of Middlesbrough paying out millions of pounds in compensation has had three of its first test cases dismissed by a judge...


Retired papal diplomat Archbishop Silvano Tomasi is to look at the dismissal of Albrecht von Boeselager, the Order’s number three who was dramatically sacked by the Grand Master, Matthew Festing...

 


In this year's address Francis set forward twelve guiding principles for his shake-up of the Church's headquarters, including an end to the old curial tradition of “demotion by promotion”, the practice of getting rid of people by promoting them...


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