Christian leaders in India have strongly condemned growing intolerance in the country towards non Hindus and “sinister attempts” to abolish positive discrimination policies that reserve jobs and services for those from lower castes

Fewer Americans than ever believe that there is no evidence of global warming, while a record number have come to view global warming as a reality because of effects they have personally seen

A Catholic delegation including representatives of the Secretariat of State and the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples had talks with China during an 11-day trip

Hillary Clinton has backed the use of the death penalty during a question and answer session at a college in New Hampshire, in the US

A 51-year-old priest has spent ten months making a model-sized version of The Vatican

The backlash from a series of videos showing clinicians discussing how to harvest the body parts of aborted babies has left one area of the US without medical staff prepared to carry out the controversial procedures

Views on the family from across the globe Premium

29 October 2015 |
The synod was characterised by bitter disputes in some areas and broad consensus in others. Here is a sample of final observations from around the world.

Surprise appointments Premium

29 October 2015 | by Christopher Lamb
Pope Francis this week made two surprise appointments to Italian dioceses usually led by cardinals, writes Christopher Lamb.

Poland’s Catholic bishops have reacted cautiously to Sunday’s election landslide by the centre-right Law and Justice party, which is expected to strengthen the Church’s role in public affairs.

A Jesuit cardinal who became the world’s youngest bishop, aged just 27, when he was secretly consecrated under communist rule, has died in his native Slovakia, writes Jonathan Luxmoore.

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