Nationalist political parties and pressure groups are playing a growing role in harassing religious minorities in Europe, especially Muslims, according to an annual review of restrictions on religion around the world.

Pope Francis told the World Council of Churches in Geneva today that past attempts to overcome divisions between Christian Churches have failed “because they have been inspired by a worldly logic”.

On the first anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire that killed 72 people on 14 June last year, the Archbishop of Westminster called for prayers for all who had been involved in the “unforgettable disaster”.


Myanmar’s cardinal has refused to rebuke State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi for her silence over the escalating war in the state of Kachin against its Christian minority.

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday ended a scheme that had divided more than 2,000 children, including toddlers, from undocumented parents at the southern US border

In a thinly veiled criticism of the decision to close Italy's ports to a boat from North Africa that was carrying 629 migrants, including 7 pregnant women and 11 babies, Francis said that when refugees are not welcomed, supported and integrated into a country they end up in the hands of human traffickers.

Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, maintains his innocence in the face of allegations he abused a teenager almost 50 years ago

The US bishops "cannot, in good faith, endorse" an immigration bill submitted by the House's Republican leadership, said Bishop Joe S. Vasquez of Austin, Texas, chairman of the bishops' Committee on Migration.

Young Catholics are looking for a church that listens to their concerns, accompanies them in discerning their vocations and helps them confront the challenges they face, said a working document for the upcoming Synod of Bishops on young people.

The relic of Pope Clement I, the Church's third ever Pope who died in 99,  was found in a red and gold, wax-sealed case in waste collected from central London. It has been restored to Westminster Cathedral


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