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The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is to create a new monastic community at his London residence of Lambeth Palace. Like many experiments with innovative models of religious life, it will combine aspects ancient and modern
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- Cohabitees, divorcee and single parent among brides and grooms married by Pope in Vatican ceremony
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- If there’s a shortage of priests in Ireland, why not ordain women to the diaconate? Michael Phelan
- Christians and Yazidis in Iraq: unwanted guests in their own country John Eibner, Christian Solidarity International
- Church should rethink its attitude to adoption Katherine Backler
Italian groups supporting victims of sexual abuse by priests have called for the resignation of Bishop Diego Coletti of the northern diocese of Como after it was discovered that he tried to keep quiet Pope Francis’ laicisation late last year of an abusive priest.
The cardinal in the Dominican Republic (DR) has clashed with the Jesuits in his country, hitting out at a prominent Jesuit priest who defended the right of Haitians born in the Dominican Republic to claim Dominican nationality.
The Catholic bishops of England and Wales along with dozens of free church leaders have urged Prime Minister David Cameron to let more Syrian refugees into Britain.
Twelve nuns abducted from the Syrian village of Maaloula in December were about to be released but negotiations have “stumbled again”, the head of the Maronite Catholic Church in neighbouring Lebanon said.
The Bishop of Shrewsbury has attacked plans to make pre-nuptial agreements legally binding in England and Wales.
Islamic militants have killed more than 100 people in an area of northern Nigeria dotted with majority-Christian villages, gunning down some and slitting the throats of others before setting fire to homes and looting food shops.
Westminster Archbishop Vincent Nichols, who is to be made a cardinal by Pope Francis on Saturday, has criticised the Government’s welfare cuts, calling them a “disgrace” and arguing that a safety net for the country’s most poor has been removed.
The leader of the Vatican’s social justice office has revived his call for a global regulatory body of the world’s financial systems, despite the Holy See initially distancing itself from the idea.
A leading Anglican thinker has described popular charismatic “worship songs” as impoverishing Christian liturgy.
Pope Francis urged 10,000 engaged couples who gathered in St Peter’s Square this morning to build their relationship on charity and not to be afraid of “for ever”.