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The leading proponent of relaxing the ban on Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics tells Christopher Lamb that the Church too often appears rule-bound
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Senior Bishops in England and Wales have issued pastoral letters urging Catholics to return to Confession this Lent.
The Lourdes sanctuary in south-western France has scrapped plans to build more baths for pilgrims in favour of a new design meant to make the grotto area more a place of prayer and reflection.
The Church needs to find a way to minister to Catholics whose marriages have failed, who are committed to making a new union work and who long to do so within the Church and with the grace of Communion, Cardinal Walter Kasper told a meeting of the world's cardinals.
The Pope’s newly announced finance minister has said that the working languages of the forthcoming Secretariat for the Economy will be English as well as Italian, a sign that the new Vatican department will be run as a global institution.
Westminster Cardinal Vincent Nichols has defended his recent criticism of the Government’s welfare reforms, arguing that he was not naïve and was merely “stati[ng] facts”.
Cabinet minister Eric Pickles pulled out of attending the Consistory in Rome where Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols was created a cardinal.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols is to host a major conference on human trafficking.
The former Archbishop of Canterbury has written to the Danish Ambassador in London, Claus Grube, expressing concern over Denmark’s ban last month on the production of halal and kosher meat.
The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has said he backs faith schools as long as they do not bring about “segregation”.
Pope Francis has joined international leaders including UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in calling for peace in Venezuala, where anti-Government protests in the last three weeks have claimed at least 13 lives.