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The Church is to step up its campaign against the legalisation of assisted dying by sending leaflets to every parish in the country.

Cabrini Children’s Society could be forced to close down all its services except adoption and fostering in an effort to break even.

The Prince of Wales yesterday raised the plight of Christians in the Middle East during an interfaith discussion he took part in as part of his official visit to Saudi Arabia and Qatar this week.

The Diocese of Westminster is to publish findings from the recent Vatican questionnaire on marriage and the family – making it the first in Britain to do so.

A specialist news agency focusing on Christians in the Middle East is reporting that an agreement has been reached between the Coptic Pope in Egypt and the Saudi ambassador in Cairo, Ahmed Kattan, on the establishment of the first church in Saudi Arabia since the arrival of Islam.

The pop band that wrote the anthem for Benedict XVI’s papal visit to the UK have been disinvited from playing at London’s biggest Catholic youth gathering amid controversy over their new music video about clerical abuse.

Organisers of Ireland’s largest Catholic conference have dismissed calls for Fr Timothy Radcliffe’s invitation to be revoked over his views on homosexuality.

The Archbishop of Canterbury today welcomed members of the Catholic-founded ecumenical community Chemin Neuf to Lambeth Palace, describing their contribution to religious life there as an important and profound step for relations between the Catholic and Anglican Churches.

CofE bishops and other Churches back Nichols in welfare reform row

20 February 2014 | by By Liz Dodd and Abigail Frymann
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has backed Cardinal-designate Vincent Nichols in his row with the Prime Minister over welfare cuts.

Pope Francis is to create his first group of cardinals this morning at a tradition-laden ceremony that comes in the midst of 10 days of intense consultations on reforming Vatican finances, the Roman Curia and the Church’s approach to marriage and the family.

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