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Pope Francis has baptised the infant of an Italian couple married outside the Church at a high-profile Mass in the Sistine Chapel, highlighting his often-stated conviction that children should never be denied the sacrament due to their parents’ irregular marital situation.
A memorial prayer vigil for murdered pro-life activist and Focolare member took place last night in a Dublin church last night.
Egypt's interim President, Adly Mansour, visited the head of the Coptic Church, Pope Tawadros II, at his cathedral in Alexandria during Coptic Christmas Eve on 6 January. Egyptian presidents normally send greetings, so the personal visit was both unusual and symbolic.
Mikhail Kalashnikov, the designer of the AK-47 assault rifle, wrote a letter to the head of the Russian Orthodox Church shortly before his death expressing guilt and remorse for those killed by his invention, it emerged yesterday.
Pope Francis has established a diocese in Australia for the country's 35,000 Syro-Malabar Catholics, indicating the big increase in Indian migrants to Australia in recent years.
After a massive decline of sales, the German Weltbild publishing group, which has 6,800 employees and is entirely owned by the Catholic Church, has filed for bankruptcy.
Documented cases of Christians suffering “martyr” deaths for their faith almost doubled last year compared to 2012, with most occurring in several Muslim-majority countries that rank as most perilous for members of the faith, according to the annual report of the non-denominational group Open Doors.
Portsmouth’s bishop is calling for a "huge shift in attitude" from his diocese after identifying some Catholics as viewing the clergy as "a service provider".
Pope Francis today ended months of speculation and announced the names of 16 men from twelve countries that he will create cardinal-electors at his first consistory on 22 February, among them is Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster.
Westminster Archbishop Vincent Nichols has described Pope Francis’ naming him a cardinal yesterday as "another step" on his life as a priest which has been "full of surprises."