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One in 10 migrants who embarks on the sea crossing from Libya to Italy dies in the attempt. After the latest tragedy in the Mediterranean in which almost 1,000 people drowned, Italy is demanding more support from its European partners
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- Church agencies in race to reach survivors of Nepal earthquake as death toll continues to rise
- Francis to visit Fatima for 100th anniversary of Marian apparitions
- Armenian Church canonises 1.5 million genocide 'martyrs' slain by Ottoman Turks
- ‘Merger’ talks between St Mary’s, Twickenham and Heythrop College enter final stage
- The close relationship between Scottish bishops and the SNP Tom Gallagher
- US nuns’ relief that the Vatican’s investigation fizzled out Professor Margaret Susan Thompson
- Failure to recognise the Armenian genocide has left Britain politically illiterate Igor Dorfmann-Lazarev
Prince Charles this week spoke again of his ”mounting despair” at the plight of Christians and other religious and ethnic minorities in northern Iraq and Syria. Concerned at the deterioration of religious tolerance around the world, the heir to the British throne warned that “the very freedom on which society is built is threatened with destruction”.
Republicans took control of the US Senate following the mid-term elections on Tuesday, picking up seats in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Montana, North Carolina, South Dakota, and West Virginia.
A young Christian couple was burned alive in a brick kiln in the Punjab province for allegedly burning pages of the Qu’ran.
Western-dominated media overlooked the concerns of the developing world at the recent Synod on the Family, a senior cardinal has said.
A month after closing a Synod of Bishops on the family stirred by controversy over divorce, same-sex unions and other nonmarital relationships, Pope Francis will open an interreligious conference dedicated to traditional marriage.
MPs have backed a motion clarifying that abortion on the grounds of sex is illegal.
The Prince of Wales will tomorrow deliver a speech on religious freedom to the House of Lords.
A teenage boy today admitted murdering teacher Ann Maguire, who was stabbed to death in front of students at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds in April.
Churches across West Africa have introduced special measures to help prevent Catholics contracting ebola at Mass. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are worst affected by the epidemic, which has claimed almost 5,000 lives.
Bishop Marcello Semeraro of Albano, secretary of Pope Francis’ advisory council of cardinals, has told priests in his diocese that Catholics attending Masses by the Society of St Pius X (SSPX) or receiving sacraments from its priests would be automatically excommunicated because the society has no canonical status.