- The night that changed France – and Europe
Catherine Pepinster, John Laurenson
The Vatican has described the atrocities of Friday 13 November as an assault on peace for all humanity. They have also caused a rethink about security, freedom and open borders
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On International Women's Day, Pope Francis thanked women, "who in thousands of ways, witness to the Gospel and work in the church."
Cardinal Edward Egan, who retired as archbishop of New York in 2009, has died of cardiac arrest aged 82.
Libby Lane, the first woman bishop in the Church of England, was installed at Chester Cathedral on Sunday.
Gerald O’Collins, one of the Church’s top theologians and biblical scholars, has issued a stinging critique of the “clunky and Latinised” 2011 translation of the Missal.
A prominent cardinal has spoken of his regret at the Church’s “harsh” treatment of gay people while in the UK for one of the largest gatherings of young Catholics in the country’s history.
The Family and Society Council of the French bishops conference is preparing a theological analysis of the situation of adult Catholics who are neither married nor in religious life, a group it said has been overlooked by the Synod of Bishops on the Family.
Austria’s new law on Islam, which was passed by the Austrian parliament on 25 February, has rekindled the debate on the integration of Muslims in neighbouring Germany where Muslim leaders would like to see a similar law.
Top Catholic secondary schools received record levels of over-subscription this year, with hundreds of pupils competing for the institutions as figures across the country reveal that tens of thousands of children have missed out on their first choices.
The numbers of people due to be received into the Church at Easter this year are at their lowest for six years.
Pope Francis is expected to canonize Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, during the world Synod of Bishops on the family in October.