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Survivors of abuse and their supporters protested and some walked out of the first day of hearings into the Catholic Church's Towards Healing protocol by an Australia-wide inquiry into institutional responses to child abuse.
Pope Francis has been named Time magazine’s Person Of The Year. The title is awarded by the news magazine to a person who has done the most to influence events of the year.
Months after he pleaded with energy companies to consider families whose budget would be “blown apart” by price rises, the Archbishop of Canterbury has met with industry heads to discuss fuel poverty.
Bishop Robson, 62, who is currently auxiliary bishop in the scandal-hit Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh, said that his priority would be encouraging vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
Pope Francis has given a huge boost to Caritas Internationalis (CI) by personally endorsing its worldwide campaign to end the “global scandal” of hunger by the year 2025.
Almost a year after 20 children were killed in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, Washington’s Catholic bishops and a large coalition of faith groups have called for tighter gun control legislation, which is to be debated shortly in the US Senate.
Archbishop Georg Gänswein, who served as personal secretary to Pope Benedict XVI for eight years, described the news of the Pope Emeritus’ resignation in February as “an amputation”.
A community of Syrian and Lebanese nuns taken from their convent last week have appeared in a video, saying they are in good health and were not kidnapped by Islamist rebels.
Tens of thousands of people have taken refuge in churches and mission compounds after fighting intensified in the Central African Republic between forces loyal to ex-President François Bozizé and the Seleka rebels who overthrew him.
Ireland could re-open its embassy to the Vatican, the country’s deputy prime minister has indicated.