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The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is to create a new monastic community at his London residence of Lambeth Palace. Like many experiments with innovative models of religious life, it will combine aspects ancient and modern
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- Bishops’ general secretary, Mgr Marcus Stock, to lead cash-strapped diocese of Leeds
- Egan: don’t assume Synod on the Family will radically change church teaching
- Cohabitees, divorcee and single parent among brides and grooms married by Pope in Vatican ceremony
- If there’s a shortage of priests in Ireland, why not ordain women to the diaconate? Michael Phelan
- Christians and Yazidis in Iraq: unwanted guests in their own country John Eibner, Christian Solidarity International
- Church should rethink its attitude to adoption Katherine Backler
A Catholic charity has spoken out in support of foodbanks after a former Tory minister said that they were counterproductive and could do more harm than good.
The head of the International Centre for Child Protection at Rome’s Pontifical Gregorian University, said recommendations made in a damning UN report on the Church’s child protection record should be regarded by the Holy See as an “incentive”.
Dr Paul Bhatti, the former Pakistani Minister of National Harmony and Minority Affairs, has been forced to flee Pakistan amid renewed death threats from the Islamic militant groups believed to be responsible for the assassination of his brother, the politician Shahbaz Bhatti.
The Church of England today voted overwhelmingly to fast track legislation to ordain women bishops, opting to halve the amount of time that individual dioceses have to debate the proposals.
A four-year-old girl has personally urged King Philippe of Belgium not to sign the law that would extend euthanasia to under-18s.
The Archbishop of York has warned that unless employers to pay their staff a living wage millions of low-paid workers could be left in poverty despite the economy beginning to pick up.
Pope Francis has praised the zeal of the Neocatechumenal Way, but has told the movement it should not impose its distinctively Spanish-Italian model of Church on other cultures or insist on following practices that are frowned upon by local bishops.
Pope Francis has appointed a university chaplain and vocations director as the new Bishop of Paisley.
The Former Home Secretary, Charles Clarke, has criticised the “disgraceful” behaviour of secularists in the run up to Pope Benedict XVI’s 2010 visit citing them as a spur for him to organise a series of debates on the role of faith in public life.
The Legion of Christ has attempted to put behind it the scandal surrounding its disgraced founder by announcing a new superior and governing council and apologising to his victims.