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As Catholics across the world commemorated Christ's Passion at services to mark Good Friday today, the preacher of the Papal Household told a Rome congregation that included Pope Francis that victims of conflict carry the Cross just as Jesus did.
In a moving ceremony that recalled how Jesus loved the world so deeply that he lowered himself to serve and died for everyone's sins, Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 prison inmates, plus a small toddler who lives with his incarcerated mother.
Christian students were singled out and targeted in the in the Islamist attack on a Kenyan university on Thursday in which 147 people were slaughtered.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has urged the United Nations Security Council to set up a special fund and pledge military protection so that Middle Eastern Christian refugees and other minorities can return home when international forces defeat the Islamic State (IS) terrorists who drove them out.
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.