- Battle lines drawn
This week produced the clearest evidence yet that the Synod Fathers are sharply divided between those who are supporting Pope Francis in his efforts to present a more pastoral vision of the Church and those determined first and foremost to emphasise its moral teaching
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- Pope Francis invokes Paul VI's call for the Church to adapt to respond to changing 'needs of our time'
- Bishops pass synod document but fail to agree on three measures for care of remarried or gay Catholics
- Politicians and policy makers back Catholic Social Teaching as solution to economic crisis
- Francis picks Brentwood priest for biblical commission
Dutch Cardinal Willem Eijk is fully committed to ecumenism and his position on the matter has not changed, his spokeswoman said.
Mgr Mark O’Toole today becomes the first bishop to be installed at Plymouth Cathedral in more than 25 years, and the first in England and Wales to be appointed by Pope Francis.
A reliquary containing the blood of the late Pope John Paul II was stolen after thieves broke into a small mountain church east of Rome at the weekend, with fears that a Satanic group could be behind the theft.
A fundraising campaign has been launched to purchase one of England’s grandest recusant homes to put it back into church hands.
Tony Blair has called on governments around the world to acknowledge that a “clear common theme” of religious extremism is behind the world’s major conflicts, posing the biggest global security challenge of the twenty-first century, and change their policies accordingly.
Pope Francis yesterday called for an end to violence in Ukraine, where at least three people have been killed in clashes that have erupted from two months of anti-Government protests.
A small makeshift bomb exploded in central Rome early this morning, causing slight damage to a building belonging to a French religious establishment and three parked cars, just hours before a visit to Pope Francis by French President François Hollande.
Divisions among Christians and a failure to evangelise are leading to insufficient witness by the Church in the Midlands, the Archbishop of Birmingham, Bernard Longley has said.
A women’s ordination group will hold their annual meeting in a Catholic church for the first time in their history.
El Salvadorean President Mauricio Funes has announced that the country’s main international airport is to be renamed after Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was murdered by a military death squad in 1980.