- Our best weapons are words
One hundred years ago this week, diplomacy failed and the world descended into war. Outrage at recent events in Gaza and Ukraine may be justified, but although the risks of failure are high we must not abandon diplomatic efforts to find lasting solutions in the world’s trouble spots
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- Prince Charles 'planning to meet Anglican vicar of Baghdad' to highlight suffering of Iraqi Christians
- Principal lay ministry course backed by Cardinal Hume ends as funding dries up and applicant numbers fall
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- There was no comprehension of the scale of the approaching war Jamie Callison
- Oath could be first step in bankers’ return to credibility Fr Christopher Jamison OSB
- Western countries have turned a blind eye to the cleansing of Mosul’s Christians Robert Ewan
Taizé’s Prior, Brother Alois, and several other brothers visited North Korea, as part of a programme of visits to Myanmar, China, India and North and South Korea during October and November.
Pope Francis and his eight-member Council of Cardinals have held their second round of meetings by looking at Vatican offices in an effort to re-organise the Roman Curia.
Islamist rebels have abducted 12 nuns from a convent in the historic Christian town of Maaloula, around 50 miles north of Damascus. The nuns were taken on Monday from the St Thecla Greek Orthodox convent to the nearby rebel-held city of Yabroud.
About 1,000 Dutch Catholic churches – around two-thirds of the total in the country –will be shut by 2025, Cardinal Willem Eijk warned Pope Francis at an ad limina visit on Monday.
The controversial Swiss theologian Hans Küng has welcomed the structural reforms advocated by Pope Francis in Evangelii Gaudium and said they will meet with wide approval “far beyond the Catholic Church”.
Pope Francis and his Secretary of State, Archbishop Pietro Parolin, have held talks in Rome with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, furthering plans for a papal visit to the Holy Land next spring and discussing peaceful coexistence in the region.
Pope Francis expressed his “closeness” to the people of Glasgow after Friday evening’s helicopter crash in the city centre and Archbishop Philip Tartaglia offered a special Mass on Saturday for those who have been involved in the tragedy.
Almost two-thirds of voters in Croatia yesterday voted in favour of asking their Government to recognise marriage in the country’s constitution as the union of one man and one woman.
The Bishop of Portsmouth wants Catholics to put their faith into action by serving at food banks, on credit unions, befriending immigrants and “campaigning for justice”.
One of the most senior clerics in the Central African Republic (CAR) yesterday called on the international community to help end the brutal violence gripping his country.