- Tide of suffering in an unholy war
Jan De Volder
As the Islamist group Boko Haram is said to be surrounding the city of Maiduguri in the latest stage of its campaign of violence against Christians and Muslims alike, an expert on the country considers why the authorities are powerless to halt its progress
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- Bishop says church hierarchy had no idea of his affair with woman six years ago
- Westminster auxiliary John Arnold appointed new Bishop of Salford
- Pope Francis likens neglect of older people in care homes to ‘hidden euthanasia’
- Iraqi Patriarch condemns US-led air strikes ‘that will prompt mass exodus’
Cardinal Vincent Nichols is to host a major conference on human trafficking.
The former Archbishop of Canterbury has written to the Danish Ambassador in London, Claus Grube, expressing concern over Denmark’s ban last month on the production of halal and kosher meat.
The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has said he backs faith schools as long as they do not bring about “segregation”.
Pope Francis has joined international leaders including UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in calling for peace in Venezuala, where anti-Government protests in the last three weeks have claimed at least 13 lives.
An American archbishop has been heavily criticised for a decision to build a 3,000-square-foot addition to his retirement home, complete with private lift, hot tub, indoor pool and multiple fireplaces. The house, purchased in 2002, already has 4,500 square feet of living space.
The leaders of the Catholic and Anglican Churches in England and Wales are to join forces this Lent in a prayer initiative focused on social action.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols has argued that one can be a faithful Catholic without receiving Communion, saying the Eucharist is not the “sum total” of church life.
In what can only be read as a rebuke to certain traditionalists, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has stated that he freely and validly resigned last year from the papacy.
Scottish Cardinal Keith O’Brien is facing the possibility of further disciplinary action being taken against him by the Holy See.
An Anglican bishop is to lead a parliamentary inquiry into food poverty in the wake of a row between church leaders and politicians over its causes.