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First Holy Door outside Europe inaugurated Premium

12 December 2013 | by Peter Kavanagh
Archbishop Gerald Lacroix walked through the first Holy Door outside Europe on 8 December, to inaugurate the Jubilee year marking the 350th anniversary of the oldest Catholic diocese in North America.

Women march to find lost migrants Premium

12 December 2013 | by Jon Stibbs
A group of Central American women set out to march from Guatemala through Mexico on 2 December to raise the profile of their missing relations, writes Jon Stibbs.

The number of Catholics attending Welsh Catholic schools has suffered a marked decline over the last six years, with experts citing falling Mass attendance and proposals to cut transport to faith schools as factors behind the fall.

ope Francis has named a ­former assistant to Cardinal Keith O’Brien as the new Bishop of Dunkeld, writes Christopher Lamb.

Delay in Chemin Neuf’s arrival Premium

12 December 2013 | by Christopher Lamb
The handing of a prominent north London parish to a French Catholic movement has been delayed for at least six months due to disagreements over property and a lack of hospitality from some parishioners, the Archbishop of Westminster announced last Sunday.

A majority of couples planning to marry in the Catholic Church view it as a lifelong sacrament open to children but nearly all of them are already living together and use artificial contraception, a leading charity has told the Vatican, writes Christopher Lamb.

A safeguarding audit by the Irish Church’s watchdog has found 870 allegations of abuse against 325 Christian Brothers.

The suspension of a Legion of Mary group at an Irish university is being investigated after students reported leaflets distributed by the Catholic group as homophobic, writes Sarah Mac Donald.

Sutherland advising Vatican Bank Premium

12 December 2013 | by Christopher Lamb
It has emerged that Peter Sutherland, the chairman of Goldman Sachs International, has been acting as an unpaid adviser to the Vatican Bank, writes Christopher Lamb.

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