- Battle lines drawn
This week produced the clearest evidence yet that the Synod Fathers are sharply divided between those who are supporting Pope Francis in his efforts to present a more pastoral vision of the Church and those determined first and foremost to emphasise its moral teaching
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An offer from the Vatican to send an envoy to act as mediator in the political crisis in Venezuela has been welcomed by both President Nicolas Maduro and the main opposition parties.
ALL 35 Catholic schools in the counties of Devon, Cornwall and Dorset are set to become academies under plans by the Diocese of Plymouth.
The bishops' spokesman on migration issues has said government policies are leaving victims of trafficking vulnerable to abuse ahead of a major conference on the topic at the Vatican next week.
The Queen met Pope Francis this afternoon, making him the fifth Pope she has met in her lifetime and the fourth as monarch.
The trial court of Lahore in Pakistan on 27 March sentenced Savan Masih, a Catholic, to death for blasphemy.
The Migration Committee of the US bishops’ conference, along with the Pro-Life Committee Chairman Cardinal Sean O’Malley and a delegation of Mexican bishops held a Mass at the US-Mexico border yesterday to commemorate the hundreds of people who have perished trying to cross the border.
Belfast City Council has voted to invite Pope Francis to visit the city.
The former Conservative Defence Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind made an ethical case for Britain keeping its nuclear weapons when he addressed an audience of Catholic justice and peace supporters on Monday.
Italian police have arrested two men who were allegedly trying to deposit trillions of euros in fake bonds in the Vatican bank.
Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, has warned that while the West remains complacent about climate change, the world’s poorest countries are suffering most and will continue to do so in what is becoming a global environmental crisis.