Irish Archbishop Michael Neary is one of 20 prelates due to leave the Vatican’s liturgy department following Pope Francis’ shake-up of the Congregation for Divine Worship, writes Rose Gamble.

The Bishop of Menevia, Tom Burns, has suffered a further setback in his efforts to demolish a church in Aberystwyth, after the town’s council decided to order an independent survey of the building.
Bishop Burns’ plans to knock down the Church of Our Lady of the Angels and St Winefride has been resisted by a group of parishioners since its closure in 2012.

Research using ground-penetrating radar has revealed the graves of more than 500 medieval Cistercian monks and lay brothers buried in a manner that suggests their beliefs surrounding resurrection were unusual for their times, writes Paul Wilkinson.

Canon Andrew White, the charismatic so-called Vicar of Baghdad, has set up a new foundation days after resigning from the charity he founded, citing ill health.

Britain must guard against human rights abuses by British companies operating overseas as it renegotiates its trade deals following its decision to leave the European Union, Cafod has warned.

News Briefing: from Britain and Ireland Premium

17 November 2016 | by Liz Dodd

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, joined Cardinal Vincent Nichols (above) for the closing of the Door of Mercy at Westminster Cathedral on 13 November. Also present were bishops from England and Wales, members of the Chapter of Canons and ecumenical guests.

Christian leaders are divided over a recent resolution by Unesco that referred to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount only by its Islamic name, Haram al-Sharif, writes Abigail Frymann Rouch.

Pope Francis’ shake-up of the Vatican liturgy office means he has appointed almost two thirds of its members while removing prominent conservative-minded figures in the process, research by The Tablet shows.

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, the current vice president of the US Bishops’ Conference (USCCB), was on Tuesday elevated to the presidency for a three-year term, winning slightly more than the necessary majority on the first ballot, writes Michael Sean Winters.

European church leaders have reacted differently to the US election victory of Donald Trump, with contrasting predictions about its likely consequences. In Germany, Cardinal Karl Lehmann, a former Bishops’ Conference president, told Catholics in Freiburg he was “shocked” by Trump’s success and feared the growing “populist mood”.

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