- Now the talking really begins
Pope Francis wanted frankness and openness and that is what he got. But there is also the sense that the real debate in the Church about marriage and families is only just starting
- Home News
- World News
- Parish Practice
- Letters Extra
- The living Spirit
- Pope calls for abolition of death penalty and life sentences and urges Catholics to campaign against them
- Former Irish safeguarding head attacks bishops’ ‘empty gestures’
- Myanmar Church educates voters to ensure credible election
- Vatican says Italian diocese facing investigation over alleged misbehaviour of priests
The director of the Catholic charity Cafod has called the Rwandan genocide “one of the greatest abdications of global leadership” in history, adding that world leaders should be ashamed of their failure to intervene.
The president of the Italian bishops’ conference has defended a decision to exempt bishops from having to report claims of abuse by clergy to the police, because he said Italian law does not require it and victims may not want them to.
Pope Francis today appointed Mgr Nicholas Hudson as an auxiliary bishop of Westminster.
The Prime Minister David Cameron has expressed his opposition to assisted suicide in advance of the issue being debated in Parliament, arguing that people who are terminally ill will feel unfairly pressurised into ending their lives.
The relic said to be the Crown of Thorns that was placed on Jesus’ head before his Crucifixion was brought in procession on 21 March from Paris’ Notre Dame cathedral to the nearby Sainte Chapelle, which was built to house it in 1248.
The University of Durham has established a new academic role focused on Catholic Social Teaching, believed to be the first of its kind in any secular higher education institution.
US President Barack Obama pledged to read Pope Francis’ first major publication, Evangelii Gaudium, as the pair met for the first time today.
The Archdiocese of Liverpool is blocking an attempt by an independent Catholic school in Crosby to become a free school.
Cardinal Walter Kasper’s proposal to allow communion for remarried divorcees was given a negative reception from most of his confreres at last month’s consistory according to an Italian journalist.
A court in Indonesia has revoked a permit for the construction of a new Catholic church following protests from Islamic extremists.