The Archbishop of Canterbury’s new year message prioritised his left-wing, liberal agenda over the needs of Christians, a Tory MP has claimed. David Davies, Conservative MP for Monmouth in Wales, wrote a stinging criticism of the message - which called on Britons to welcome refugees - on his website this morning...

The former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey wrote to the director of prosecutions and the chief constable in charge of the 1993 case that saw Peter Ball - convicted in October of historical sex offences - given just a caution for molesting a novice monk

The Archbishop of Canterbury called on Britons to disarm extremists with love and to welcome refugees in his New Year’s Message. In the message, broadcast in the last few minutes of 2015 on the BBC, Archbishop Welby urged Christians to offer hospitality to those fleeing persecution

The Northern Irish jockey AP (Tony) McCoy who retired at the end of last season after becoming the most successful ever in his sport, joins Denis Keefe, Ambassador to Serbia and former England rugby union international Mark Cueto as Catholics being recognised in this year's honours list

Lucky break Premium

29 December 2015 |
Baroness (Karren) Brady of Knightsbridge, speaking on BBC1’s Fern Britton Meets…, spoke about her days as a boarder at The Faithful Companions of Jesus school near Ware in Hertfordshire.

Reconciliation and hope in crisis zones Premium

29 December 2015 | by Ellen Teague , Anto Akkara , Tom Heneghan , Fredrick Nzwili
Reconciliation and hope in crisis zones
Christmas this year was marked by some remarkable gestures of reconciliation or solidarity in countries afflicted by bitter tensions.

A German cardinal who is an avid football supporter has called for the 2022 World Cup to be withdrawn from Qatar over its treatment of migrant workers, writes Christa Pongratz-Lippitt.

The leader of the Czech Catholic Church has rejected widespread criticism of the refugee policy of east European EU members, and explained why these countries prefer to take Christian refugees.

The plight of refugees and immigrants was highlighted by many US bishops at Christmas, while President Barack Obama drew attention to the persecution of Middle Eastern Christians, writes Michael Sean Winters.

Pontier criticises security crackdown Premium

29 December 2015 | by Tom Heneghan
Archbishop Georges Pontier, head of the Bishops’ Conference in France, has criticised a government plan to withdraw French citizenship from active jihadists who have another nationality, writes Tom Heneghan.

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