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An application to install ‘The Homeless Jesus’ statue by Catholic artist Tim Schmalz has been rejected by the City of Westminster Council this week...


Cardinal Philippe Barbarin has rejected calls from the national media and a petition with over 70,000 signatures to resign amid accusations of covering up for three priests accused of sexually abusing children. Instead his archdiocese has hired a public relations firm to help with communications...


A political solution may be the key to unlock the case of the Little Sisters of the Poor whose case against being forced to offer no cost birth control as part of a healthcare package for staff under Obamacare will be heard in the Supreme Court today...


Impoverished Haiti could be subject to the rapid spread of the Zika virus, warn American charities and the US Centre for Disease Control. "The lack of education, information, the number of people living [in slums] and the degree of stagnant water all over the place is the ideal place for the mosquito to breed, increasing the likelihood of the transmission of Zika," said Dianne Jean-Francois, a physician for the Catholic Medical Mission, who have staff working in southern Haiti...

 


A major survey on religion in the Netherlands showed fewer than half of Dutch Catholics accepted the divinity of Jesus and only 13 per cent believed in the existence of heaven...


The Catholic Labour MP Rob Flello has called on Baroness (Elizabeth) Berridge to resign as Chairwoman of the All-Party Group on religious freedom, claiming that she sabotaged an amendment that would have compelled the Government to describe IS atrocities in the Middle East as genocide...


A Christian-Muslim event to highlight the role of the Virgin Mary in both faiths, held for the first time last year in a town south of Paris, will expand to four sites in France this year and be copied in Brussels and Tunis...


The hashtag #PrayForBelgium is trending on Twitter as people around the world share their condolences with the victims of the Brussels airport and underground station bombings...


At least 28 people have been killed in a series of explosions at Brussels airport and the Belgium capital's metro system this morning, the Belgian authorities have confirmed. The Belgium Bishops’ Conference said that its airport chaplain is at Zaventem airport and ready to provide support to the victims of today’s terror attack...


Obama’s historic visit to Cuba has been marked by a trip to Havana’s Catholic Cathedral, a move that will be seen as recognition of the role played by the Church in helping restore relations between the two countries...


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