- The night that changed France – and Europe
Catherine Pepinster, John Laurenson
The Vatican has described the atrocities of Friday 13 November as an assault on peace for all humanity. They have also caused a rethink about security, freedom and open borders
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The three main party political leaders have revealed what Easter means to them, with Prime Minister David Cameron saying it is about “remembering the importance of change, responsibility, and doing the right thing for the good of our children”.
Catholic bishops in Indiana have acknowledged that the US state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which became law this week, had "divided the people of our state like few other issues in recent memory."
Pope Francis on Wednesday remembered St John Paul II, who died ten years ago tomorrow.
The head of the Catholic Church in Nigeria has challenged the country’s new president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to tackle corruption and bring down the Islamic terrorist organisation Boko Haram.
Controversy erupted at a mid-February meeting of the Priests’ Council in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, after a retired priest, Fr J. Michael Strange, raised concerns about the decision by Fr Joseph Illo, pastor of Star of the Sea parish, to ban altar girls from his parish, writes Michael Sean Winters. The National Catholic Reporter obtained minutes of the meeting.
Debate on issues such as allowing Communion for those divorced and remarried to be raised at October’s Synod on the Family has exposed tensions in the Church with one bishop refusing to meet a prominent lay group pressing for change.
Lebanon's Catholic, Orthodox and Muslim religious leaders affirmed the "essential role" of the Christian presence in the Middle East and called for terrorism in the region to be confronted "culturally, educationally and politically."
Cardinal Vincent Nichols has instructed priests not to regard the forthcoming Synod on the Family as a “battle”, warning that hostilities can cause “collateral damage”.
The Holy See has defended its decision to appoint as bishop a Chilean prelate accused of covering-up child abuse.
A bill fast-tracking female diocesan bishops into the House of Lords has passed into law, reflecting politicians’ impatience to have greater equality among bishops who sit in the Lords.