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Interventions by Prince Charles in support of persecuted Christians are, according to a senior Anglican adviser who knows his interfaith work well, examples of a commitment to religious freedom born out of his role as heir to the throne
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The practice by doctors of signing abortion forms before knowing details about the women involved has been branded illegal by the head of the General Medical Council (GMC), adding to pressure for a police investigation.
Pope Francis has called on the Church in Sri Lanka to reconcile the country’s ethnic groups, which are still bitterly divided, five years after the end of the decades-long civil war.
A Conservative MP has called on the Government to reconsider its stipulation that only 50 per cent of places at free schools be reserved for pupils who practice the faith represented by the school, during a special debate in Parliament on Catholic education and admissions policy.
One of London’s biggest councils has agreed to reform its care for the elderly after a presentation by the St Vincent de Paul Society on Tuesday showed the service is in crisis.
A top Vatican official has released statistics for detailing how it has disciplined priests who have abused children.
Pope Francis is to beatify his predecessor Pope Paul VI on 19 October, the Vatican confirmed on Saturday.
Major challenges facing marriage and family life are being discussed by the Bishops of England and Wales at their bi-annual gathering in Leeds this week.
Bishops who fail to protect children will be made accountable for their actions, according to Cardinal Sean O’Malley who heads the Vatican’s Commission for the Protection of Minors told journalists on 3 May.
The controversial blog “Protect the Pope”, written by a deacon who attacked church figures over issues such as sexuality and abortion, has closed down.
South Sudan is already in a civil war, an expert on the country has warned.