- Our best weapons are words
One hundred years ago this week, diplomacy failed and the world descended into war. Outrage at recent events in Gaza and Ukraine may be justified, but although the risks of failure are high we must not abandon diplomatic efforts to find lasting solutions in the world’s trouble spots
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Benedict XVI, the pope emeritus, defrocked hundreds of priests for child sexual abuse over the course of two years towards the end of his pontificate, the Vatican has confirmed.
Archaeologists in China have uncovered evidence of first-millennium Christian activity that could show that believers were more widely accepted than had previously been thought.
The depiction of an assisted suicide on the popular television soap opera Coronation Street tonight will fuel the view that such a measure can be justified on grounds of compassion, according to an anti-euthanasia lobbying group.
Two Catholic schools in Kent have been granted academy status by the Department for Education as part of a proposal for all 32 voluntary-aided Catholic schools in the county to be made academies.
Catholic leaders have called for a global campaign of prayer for an end to Syria’s bloody conflict as world leaders prepare to take part in an international UN-backed peace conference in Switzerland.
Ian Paisley told Tony Blair he was “a fool” when the former prime minister informed the Protestant politician that he was going to be received into the Catholic Church.
The Sri Lanka military last week strongly rejected allegations made by two Catholic bishops in the north of the island that the military used cluster munitions during the final stages of the May 2009 assault that ended the terrorist insurgency of the Tamil Tigers.
The Bishop of Bossangoa in the Central African Republic (CAR), has expressed the hope that the resignation last week of the interim president and the prime minister will ease the tensions in the troubled country.
The new Bishop of Dunkeld says that not to forgive Cardinal Keith O’Brien would be “gravely wrong” but that the disgraced archbishop needs to make reparation for the harm he has done.
Women bishops could be in post by Christmas, a senior Church of England official said today, as he revealed that an attempt to fast track the legislation would dominate February's General Synod.