- The synod without a script
As the Synod on the Family opens tomorrow, the fifth in our series looks at some of the 253 participants from around the world, and examines the gamble – perhaps a defining moment of his pontificate – Pope Francis has taken in encouraging open dialogue and debate
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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.
Pope Francis has chosen one of the Irish hierarchy’s most enthusiastic and hardworking bishops to lead the cross-border Diocese of Derry.
Ugandan Catholic Church leaders are backing the controversial anti-homosexuality legislation that President Yoweri Museveni signed into law on Monday.
A group of charities has established a fund to support trainee Religious Education teachers wanting to work in secondary schools in response to the Government’s withdrawal of training bursaries for the subject.