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Although Republicans have recently championed the religious liberty issue, Hillary Clinton (above) was the only one to address the question in the second presidential debate last Sunday with Republican contender Donald Trump.


Meeting a pilgrimage of Catholics and Lutherans from Germany, Pope Francis said he does not like "the contradiction of those who want to defend Christianity in the West, and, on the other hand, are against refugees and other religions"...


Cardinal Vincent Nichols spoke out in front of the prime minister on Wednesday night to urge the government to take action to help refugee children stuck in the jungle camp in Calais at a service in Westminster Abbey to mark the UK’s commitment to combat modern slavery...


Speaking today at his weekly general audience in St Peter’s Square, the Pope said that his thoughts and prayers were with "all victims of the inhumane conflict in Syria" and called for an immediate ceasefire...

 


Creativity and audacity should characterise the mission of the Jesuits in the 21st century according to a leading member of the order in east Africa. Fr Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator SJ is appealing for a bolder approach by the Society of Jesus to the issues that are 'traumatising the world'...


A meeting between the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Queen at Buckingham Palace, during a pastoral visit to Britain by Patriarch Kirill, has come under fire from leading MPs critical of the senior cleric’s links to President Vladimir Putin...

A Mass for the sins and transgressions of the Archdiocese of Detroit was held last week, recalling instances in the Catholic Church's history when it failed to live up to God's calling, namely by neglecting the poor, failing to protect children from abuse and failing to combat racism...


A Jesuit priest shot in the face with a rubber bullet in South Africa’s students protest is out of danger, but the action has underlined the seriousness of the issue, which government is now trying to violently quell. Fr Graham Pugin of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, was shot on 10 October as Fees Must Fall protests at the Witwatersrand University (Wits) continued in a four-week running battle...


Catholic justice and peace campaigners have urged the European Union to become “more democratic and less centralised”, in order to avoid losing more member states after Britain’s vote to leave the EU...


Prominent Australian Jesuit, human rights advocate and law professor Fr Frank Brennan has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Social Services Australia (CSSA)..


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