A Catholic primary school has been ordered to revise its admission arrangements after a parent objected at the use of the terms "mother" and "father". A parent at the Holy Ghost Catholic Primary School in the Southwark Archdiocese in Wandsworth, London complained that the school was in breach of the admissions code.


Lebanon Cardinal and Marionite Patriarch, Béchara Boutros Al Raï, is to demand that his country be “removed from regional conflicts” as he meets today in Saudi Arabia with Lebanon's former prime minister who resigned earlier this month.

Nuclear weapons create a "false sense of security" and serve a "mentality of fear" that affects the entire human race, Pope Francis said today.  Condemning the escalation of the arms race and the price of modernising and developing weaponry, he said the result is that "the real priorities" such as the fight against poverty, the promotion of peace, the undertaking of educational, ecological and healthcare projects, and the development of human rights, are relegated to second place

Christians and Muslims believe that freedom of conscience and religion are the most important human rights and, "therefore, our collective duty demands that we respect, preserve and promote such rights," said members of the Catholic-Muslim Forum.

The Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols has joined the Archbishop of Canterbury in backing the Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos III in his campaign to preserve the current place of Christians in the Holy Land.

Kenyan Catholic bishops have announced plans to convene a national dialogue forum in the face of a political crisis, which they say has left the country's ordinary people on the brink of despair.


As Penny Mordaunt was appointed the new Secretary of State for International Development, replacing Priti Patel, Chris Bain, director of CAFOD, told The Tablet: "I am no doubt biased but I consider hers to be one of the best jobs in government." 

Although Bangladesh has welcomed a massive influx of Rohingya refugees from neighboring Myanmar in recent weeks, a Catholic aid official is worried that the welcome may soon be wearing thin.

The former president of Ireland, Mary Robinson, was among a delegation from The Elders that met Pope Francis in the Vatican this week to discuss climate change, refugees and human rights in Myanmar

Cafod has added its voice to criticism of revelations about the world elite’s hidden wealth in tax havens.


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