The chief lawyer for the National Child Abuse investigation has recommended that it focuses on three independent, Catholic Benedictine boarding schools, Ampleforth College, Downside Abbey and Worth School, in the next phase of its inquiry.
The co-authors of a bipartisan bill that will provide humanitarian aid to Christians and other religious groups suffering at the hands of Islamic State militants have praised the quick passage of the measure through the United States House of Representatives on 6 June and have urged the Senate to quickly act on it...
The funeral of Eilidh MacLeod, 14, a victim of the Manchester bombing, was held on the Scottish island of Barra on Monday. The parish priest, Fr John Paul MacKinnon, told the congregation at the church of Our Lady, Star of the Sea, that Eilidh packed a lot into her 14 happy years.
The death of a young Canadian Catholic woman during the London Bridge attack has inspired people to help save lives in their own community...
The honorary leader of world Orthodoxy has criticised “Orthodox fundamentalists” for opposing the idea of universal human rights. He also accused church leaders in Russia, Bulgaria and Georgia of “sabotaging” last summer’s Pan-Orthodox Council in Crete, writes Jonathan Luxmoore.
SYDNEY’S Archbishop Anthony Fisher has told his Archdiocese’s annual Iftar dinner for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan that nowhere is exempt from violent attempts to create division, but that respectful dialogue between faiths was necessary for peace, writes Mark Brolly.
As religions are involved in many of the numerous ongoing violent conflicts today, it is imperative that all faiths must ask themselves whether they are contributing towards peace or conflict, Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich underlined in a debate at Echternach, Luxembourg on 2 June, writes Christa Pongratz-Lippitt.
The French appreciate their priests but a growing number don’t think society needs them and two-thirds believe their image has been tarnished by the recent sexual abuse scandals in France, according to a recent survey, writes Tom Heneghan.
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