- Trying to square the circle
The opening days of the Synod on the Family have revealed distinct differences of opinion between the participants. How can their commitment to church teaching be matched with compassion for those who struggle with it?
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The Vatican’s ambassador to the UK has denied visiting the final holding place of the murdered former Italian prime minister, Aldo Moro, to hear his last confession in May 1978.
Priests in England and Wales are being urged to sign a letter calling on the next Synod on the Family to proclaim the Church’s “unchanging” moral teaching and resist any move allowing Communion for the divorced and remarried.
Jean Vanier, founder of the L’Arche network, has won the Templeton Prize.
The Pope was represented by a special envoy at the quadricentenary celebrations of the martyrdom of Scotland's only post-Reformation saint.
Archbishop Oscar Romero is due to be beatified on 23 May, the day before Pentecost, according to Italian media reports.
Pope Francis has said he is very scared of physical pain and wants God to spare him that in the event of an assassination attempt.
Islamic State terrorists have released some of the Christian families they seized from north-east Syria last week but have kidnapped more, according to the papal representative to Syria.
US Cardinal Raymond Burke has condemned church reformers who want to explore ways of admitting civilly remarried Catholics to Communion in a damning critique of October’s Synod of bishops on the Family.
The theft of a rare handwritten letter by the Renaissance master Michelangelo could only have been an inside job, the former head of the Vatican museums has said.
On International Women's Day, Pope Francis thanked women, "who in thousands of ways, witness to the Gospel and work in the church."