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The Prime Minister has used his Easter message to praise Christians for the hope they give the most vulnerable in society.


A Stations of the Cross service led by Pope Francis has called on the world to see the face of Christ in those fleeing war and persecution. It continues the theme of migrants and refugees that the Pope has put at the heart of this year’s Holy Week...


Pope Francis said arms dealers are modern day Judases and must take their share of responsibility for the Brussels terrorist attacks this week. In a moving Holy Thursday liturgy, in which he washed the feet of twelve asylum seekers, the Pope contrasted Jesus washing the feet of his disciples with that of Judas who betrayed Jesus for money...

 


Two leading churchmen made a pilgrimage yesterday to three unconventional Stations of the Cross in the City of London...


Pope Francis has told priests that an “excess of complicated theology” has made them blind to God and called on clergy to break out of their “set ways” in order to serve the world’s oppressed...


A group of senior church figures, academics, lawyers and politicians have written to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, calling on him to apologise to the family of disgraced bishop George Bell and launch an investigation into the process that led to his “public denigration”, writes Rose Gamble. 


A LEADING Colombian activist has described the late Archbishop Óscar Romero of San Salvador as an inspiration for peacemakers everywhere at a series of talks to mark Romero Week 2016.


THE FIRST government review to examine ways of sustaining England’s churches and cathedrals, many of which are Grade I listed, has been welcomed by the Church of England and the Catholic Church in England and Wales, writes Rose Gamble.


THE CATHOLIC Education Service (CES) is working with the Government on new Memoranda of Understanding to ensure the protection of the character and ethos of church schools, following the Chancellor’s announcement that all state schools in England are to become academies by 2020. 


The CENSURED Irish priest Fr Tony Flannery has criticised the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship for suggesting that priests are not obliged to wash the feet of women during the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, writes Sarah Mac Donald.


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