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- Pope Francis urges 'haggard' Europe to rediscover its Christian roots and keep human dignity central to policies
- St Louis archbishop calls for peace following night of violence in Ferguson
- Plea for Catholics to embrace children with autism and support their parents
- Cardinal Nichols ‘traumatised’ by Gaza visit, urges Catholics to lobby for peace
The Apostolic Nuncio to Britain has said that Pope Francis personally supports Cardinal Vincent Nichols over his criticism earlier this year of the Government’s welfare reforms.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols and the Archbishop of Liverpool, Malcolm McMahon today visited Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds where Ann Maguire was stabbed to death in a classroom last week.
Bishop Patrick Lynch, the chairman of the England and Wales bishops’ conference Office for Migration Policy, has called on the Government to consider giving legal status to thousands of undocumented migrant children living in the United Kingdom.
Numbers of active priests in Ireland have fallen by some 16 per cent in six years, according to the latest report of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church.
Catholic bishops in Nigeria are holding a holy hour of Eucharistic adoration in cathedrals on Sunday evening in addition to the many prayers and Masses being said in parishes around the country for the release of schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists.
The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has spoken of his experience living on an “impossible” £1 a day as part of a campaign to draw attention to global hunger.
The practice by doctors of signing abortion forms before knowing details about the women involved has been branded illegal by the head of the General Medical Council (GMC), adding to pressure for a police investigation.
Pope Francis has called on the Church in Sri Lanka to reconcile the country’s ethnic groups, which are still bitterly divided, five years after the end of the decades-long civil war.
A Conservative MP has called on the Government to reconsider its stipulation that only 50 per cent of places at free schools be reserved for pupils who practice the faith represented by the school, during a special debate in Parliament on Catholic education and admissions policy.
One of London’s biggest councils has agreed to reform its care for the elderly after a presentation by the St Vincent de Paul Society on Tuesday showed the service is in crisis.