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- One third of would-be MPs believe in God and one third are atheists
- French Church gets 10,000 responses to Vatican survey on family life
The row over the Church’s ban on divorced and remarried Catholics receiving communion, which has exposed deep divisions within the Curia, escalated this week as two leading cardinals denounced proposals for reform put forward by German Cardinal Walter Kasper.
Pope Francis has appointed a new archbishop of Chicago, one of the most important sees in the US Church.
The Church has forgotten the importance of mercy in recent decades, Cardinal Vincent Nichols said this morning ahead of next month’s synod on the family.
A white skull cap worn by Pope Francis is set to raise almost £70,000 for charity on the auction website eBay.
A Catholic parish in Brighton has issued an urgent plea for a bone marrow donor who could enable a young mother in their congregation to have an essential bone marrow transplant.
Two weeks before the start of an extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family, the Vatican announced the formation of a special commission to reform the process of granting marriage annulments.
Scotland’s bishops have praised the former First Minister and SNP leader Alex Salmond, who stood down on Friday after the referendum for independence from the United Kingdom failed to garner the support of a majority of voters.
The Pope used his visit to Albania yesterday to call for tolerance, rebuking those who use religion as an excuse for violence.
A successor to Cardinal George Pell, one of Pope Francis' group of nine cardinal-advisers, has been announced to run the archdiocese of Sydney.
US Vice President Joe Biden paid tribute to a group of US nuns criticised by the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF).