THE HEAD of the Catholic Primary Schools Management Association in Ireland has signalled his unhappiness with the “unbalanced debate” around Catholic primary schools in public discourse, writes Sarah Mac Donald.

St Mary’s University in Twickenham has established a “Benedict XVI” centre for research into religion and social sciences, writes Rose Gamble.

Christian leaders continue to be threatened, forcibly displaced and subjected to extortion by guerrilla groups despite peace talks between the Colombian Government and rebel leaders, says a new report

The recent violence and vandalism at South African universities is in reaction to “institutional racism” in a country “still dominated by white culture,” says South African Archbishop William Slattery of Pretoria

A report into conditions at Harmondsworth immigration centre near Heathrow Airport has found evidence of substandard facilities and lack of suitable care for vulnerable adults

Hundreds of children were sexually abused over at least 40 years by priests and other religious leaders in a diocese in Pennsylvania, a state-wide grand jury has found

Pakistani Christians are called to bear witness to peace and love amid violence, terrorism and discrimination, says Archbishop Joseph Coutts

L'Osservatore Romano said the film gave a voice to the alarm and deep pain experienced by the Catholic faithful when a team of investigative newspaper reporters in Boston revealed the scandal of clerical abuse

Archbishop Paul Gallagher travels to London today for an official visit to Britain aimed at highlighting the role of the Holy See on the international stage

Cardinal George Pell once shared a presbytery with Gerald Ridsdale who was convicted of 54 child sex offences and last night he stuck to his guns in front of the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse despite the claim that it was 'common knowledge'


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