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Pope Francis has appointed as the new Bishop of Galloway Fr William Nolan, the current Vicar-General of the Diocese of Motherwell.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols has urged Catholics to visit Gaza and pray for its people following a visit this weekend that he described as “traumatic” and deeply shocking.
Pope Francis has appointed Guinean Cardinal Robert Sarah to lead the Congregation for Divine Worship, which deals with the Church’s liturgical affairs, the Vatican announced today.
The Prince of Wales this week followed up his impassioned plea for religious freedom at the 4 November launch of an Aid to the Church in the Need report on persecution, with a visit to St Yeghichè’s Armenian church in South Kensington, London.
Internal disagreements within the board of governors of Heythrop are thought to lie behind the resignation of its chairman, which comes during crucial talks about the future of the Jesuit-run college in west London.
Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley, in an interview on the CBS news programme “60 Minutes” said that the Vatican must “urgently” address the case of Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph, the only US bishop to have been convicted of failing to report an instance of clergy sex abuse to the authorities.
Pope Francis has condemned the “primacy of profit”, which he said was hindering the battle against world hunger.
Former President Nicolas Sarkozy has caused an uproar in his conservative UMP party by saying he would repeal France’s same-sex marriage law if elected again in 2017.
Members of the first diocesan synod in Ireland for half a century should challenge Catholics about being part-time Christians who are simply clients of “an ecclesiastical franchise”.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols said this week that he believes Pope Francis appreciates the experience of the English Catholic Church in learning to exist in a culture that does not always agree with it.