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Pope Francis has called on the Israeli and Palestinian leaders to “break the spiral of hatred and violence”, during a historic meeting of the two Middle Eastern presidents at the Vatican.
Some of the parties that won majorities in Britain, France and Denmark in last month’s European Parliament elections were “not only populist but nationalistic and xenophobic” according to the president of the commission of EU bishops’ conferences, COMECE.
Pope Francis has removed the entire board of the Vatican's financial watchdog in his latest attempt to rehabilitate the troubled Vatican bank.
A Christian team that patrols the infamous suicide site at Beachy Head, East Sussex, saving hundreds of lives each year, may be disbanded due to lack of funding.
Catholics may find it difficult to train as midwives following new government guidelines stating that they can administer abortions, according to a leading Catholic doctor.
Pope Francis has admitted that he wasn’t always keen on Catholic charismatics but said that he had learned to love them when he addressed a major gathering in Rome last Sunday.
Immigration and initiatives such as pub and café churches have slowed the long-term decline in church attendance across Britain, new figures have revealed.
Pressure is growing in County Galway for a memorial to be erected to 796 babies and children believed to have been buried in a septic tank beside a home for unmarried mothers run by the Bon Secours nuns in Tuam between 1925 and 1961.
In the Queen’s Speech today the Government pledged to introduce a bill to combat human trafficking and slavery.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the archbishop of Westminster, ordained Fr Nicholas Hudson an Auxiliary Bishop for the diocese this morning.