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The Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, pledged their full backing for the new public enquiry into the handling of child abuse allegations by public institutions.
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin said the sexual abuse crisis in the Church was not a chapter of past history because abuse “can and does still take place”.
The Archdiocese of St Paul in Minnesota announced that it has hired a prominent law firm to conduct an independent investigation into charges that Archbishop John Nienstedt engaged in inappropriate sexual activity. In a statement, Nienstedt labelled the charges “absolutely and entirely false”.
An Argentine court on Friday condemned two former members of the country's 1976-83 military regime, Luciano Benjamín Menéndez and Luis Fernando Estrella, for the murder of Bishop Enrique Angelelli of La Rioja on 4 August 1976.
Pope Francis met six victims of clerical sex abuse today to beg forgiveness for the “sacrilegious” crimes committed by the “sons and daughters of the Church, who betrayed their mission, who abused innocent persons.”
Catholic MP Sarah Teather is to chair an inquiry into immigration detention amid concerns that the system is failing weak and vulnerable detainees.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols has been appointed the first chancellor of St Mary’s University, Twickenham, the largest Catholic higher-education college in England and Wales.
Catholic school governors have criticised the National Governors’ Association (NGA) for advocating the abolition of compulsory Christian assemblies in schools.
Two nuns are among five Assyrians believed to have been kidnapped while visiting a girls’ orphanage in northern Iraq in an area now controlled by the Islamic State.
Methodists celebrated more than twice as many funerals as baptisms last year, as latest figures show a decline in membership of one third over the last decade.