- Battle lines drawn
This week produced the clearest evidence yet that the Synod Fathers are sharply divided between those who are supporting Pope Francis in his efforts to present a more pastoral vision of the Church and those determined first and foremost to emphasise its moral teaching
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Pope Francis has asked an American televangelist for his blessing in a seven-minute, homemade video that was broadcast in January at a convention for Evangelical Charismatic ministers in Texas.
Maria von Trapp, the last surviving member of the singing family immortalised in the Sound of Music, died at the age of 99 last weekend. She was a devout Catholic and former missionary.
When Pope Francis created 19 new cardinals on Saturday, British Catholics' attention was focused on Westminster Archbishop Vincent Nichols, who was one of only four Europeans to receive the red hat. But London was also represented by the choir of Westminster Cathedral.
A priest who has spent more than 20 years on the run in Spain has pleaded guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault of children, including of altar boys.
Pope Francis has written to families ahead of October’s Synod on the challenges they face, asking for their “crucial” support in prayer.
The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, has hit out at senior clergy including his successor, Justin Welby, for criticising welfare cuts.
Bombs have been detonated near a cathedral, a church and a popular tourist restaurant on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar.
The bodies of seven Coptic Christian Egyptians were found in the eastern city of Benghazi, killed with shots to the head while handcuffed, a Libyan security official told the news agency AFP.
A Catholic archbishop in Ukraine has expressed hope that the nation can start to heal if it turns in “a pro-Western policy direction” following the removal from office of President Viktor Yanukovych on Saturday.
Pope Francis today appointed Cardinal George Pell, the Archbishop of Sydney, to the newly created role of Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy.