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The potential pitfalls of commercial surrogacy have emerged in the case of a Down’s syndrome baby born to a Thai woman. Yet there may be circumstances in which the Church’s ethical opposition to surrogate motherhood could be challenged
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The Bishop of Brentwood has reprimanded the chairman of his diocese’s liturgy commission after he called for priests to ignore the new translation of the Mass.
The Archbishop of Brussels, André-Joseph Leonard, and his three auxiliary bishops are leading a day of fasting ending with prayer vigils today in protest against the Belgian Parliament’s plan to extend legal euthanasia to minors.
Pope Francis has met Philomena Lee, the woman whose son was put up for adoption by nuns in 1955, and whose story has been made into an Oscar-nominated film starring and co-written by Steve Coogan.
Pope Francis brought up the subject of the Austrian Priests’ Initiative (API) and its Call to Disobedience of his own accord during the Austrian bishops’ ad limina visit at the end of January.
A Colombian priest who led a brutal paramilitary group has been captured after going on the run to avoid prison.
Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, who was advised by the Pope to take time out from his diocese last October after allegedly spending €31m on renovating his palace, has been visiting his diocese regularly in recent weeks.
The United Nations demanded that the Vatican "immediately remove" all clergy who are known or suspected of having abused minors and report them to civil authorities.
Israel's Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Israeli state to explain the route of a planned separation wall in Beit Jala's Cremisan valley near Bethlehem that would deprive 58 Christian families of their land, according to the Palestinian news agency Ma'an and the Israeli daily Haaretz.
Law-makers in Scotland today voted in favour of legislation permitting same-sex marriage.
The Vatican’s spokesman has responded to rumours that the makers of the Oscar-nominated film, Philomena, have invited the Pope to a private screening by saying Francis would not accept such an invitation.