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The Order of Malta are planning to make substantial reforms to their governance structure just over a year after their leader stood down following a public stand off with Pope Francis. 

 


The head of Cafod, the Catholic Agency For Overseas Development said on Monday that the charity takes a “zero-tolerance approach” to misconduct and has “robust safeguarding and whistle-blowing policies”...


The Marian sanctuary at Lourdes has recognised the sudden healing of a French Franciscan nun as the 70th confirmed miracle after she overcame decades of disability following a pilgrimage there.


Catholic bishops in Nigeria have told President Muhammadu Buhari their country is “under siege.” 


'I must confess to being in a state of surprise and shock at my appointment, and to a feeling of great inadequacy when faced with what lies ahead,' said Canon Paul Swarbrick after being named as the new Bishop of Lancaster


The Head of the Pontifical Gregorian University’s Centre for Child Protection has said the Church’s legal process for handling accusations of abuse must be more transparent and that it will take a long time for the culture of the Church to change...


“Our group has had a hard look at the dark faces of globalisation – the scourge of human trafficking and modern slavery,” Cardinal Nichols told Pope Francis at the conclusion of their gathering which took place at the Casino Pio IV, a villa in the Vatican gardens. 


General Synod welcomed a report that proposed the Methodist Church embrace bishops and that the orders of Methodist ministers be recognised by the Church of England.  

 


Few people have considered how communities and nations actually tolerate and encourage human trafficking, particularly as it relates to prostitution, Pope Francis said.


Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago has argued that the Pope’s apostolic exhortation on the family, Amoris Laetitia, marks a “revolutionary” departure for the Church in the way it interacts with and ministers to the family. He also responded to critics of the exhortation, saying they were too bound up in an “idealistic understanding of marriage and the family”.


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