Medical professionals who refuse to take part in abortions are discriminated against, the British Medical Association has told a parliamentary inquiry into the working of the conscientious objection clause in the 1967 Abortion Act, writes Rose Gamble.

A Catholic parish in Salford diocese will become the first to host a Syrian refugee family as part of the Government’s new Community Sponsorship scheme.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has confirmed to The Tablet that he will not be sending any student priests from his diocese to the national seminary in Maynooth in September, writes Sarah Mac Donald.

The Catholic Church’s handling of abuse will come under scrutiny this week when representatives of the English Benedictines and the Archdiocese of Birmingham appear before the Goddard inquiry.

The Bishop of London, Richard Chartres, has announced he is to retire next February after more than 20 years in his post.

Archdiocese admits wrongdoing Premium

28 July 2016 |

The Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis reached an agreement with prosecutors last week that led to a dismissal of criminal charges against it. However, documents in the case indicate an attempt by the nuncio at the time to prevent allegations against the then archbishop, John Nienstedt, being made public.

Many people rightly expect Muslim leaders openly to condemn Islamist terrorism, as at the moment terrorism has an Islamist face, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn said this week.

Pope Francis arrived in Krakow on Wednesday amid tensions with the Polish Government over welcoming migrants, an issue he has made a central concern of his papacy, writes Christopher Lamb. Just days before his arrival to celebrate World Youth Day, a Vatican statement accused some politicians in the country of fuelling “an artificially created fear of Muslims” through inappropriate public interventions.

Yerevan battles to accommodate its ‘lost family’ Premium

28 July 2016 | by Amalia Illgner

An estimated 20,000 pre­dominantly Christian Syrian Ar­m­enians have sought refuge in their Armenian motherland to escape the five-year civil war. This number makes Armenia, with its population of 3 million per capita, the third largest host nation of Syrian refugees. However, the reception for the Syrians in Armenia is mixed.

Clinton picks a Catholic as her running mate Premium

28 July 2016 | by Michael Sean Winters

Hillary Clinton selected Virginia Senator Tim Kaine (pictured) to be her running mate in the race for the White House, writes Michael Sean Winters.

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