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- Hundreds march to demand Government action on cleansing of northern Iraq's Christians
- Five die in attack after makeshift bomb thrown into Catholic church in Nigerian city of Kano
- Head of London Oratory rejects charge of white middle-class bias in admissions policy
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The order of nuns portrayed in the newly-released film Philomena, about an Irish woman seeking to be reunited with her adopted son, has accused the makers of falsely creating a scene that showed one of their sisters in a profoundly negative light.
The Patriarch of Jerusalem has vowed to take legal action against the Israeli Government after bulldozers of the Jerusalem municipality demolished a house belonging to the Patriarchate.
A Vatican-sponsored workshop on modern-day slavery has compiled 50 proposals for combating human trafficking, including that it be declared a crime against humanity that is punishable by international courts.
Mgr Patrick Burke is understood to have been appointed vicar general of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh.
Society should find new ways of letting mothers stay with their children rather than face imprisonment, the liaison bishop for prisons said last night.
The manuscript written by Sr Lucia in 1944 on the "third secret of Fátima" is to be exhibited at an exhibition on "Secrecy and Revelation" which will open in the Portuguese shrine at Fátima on 30 November.
Clelia Luro, the widow of a former Argentine bishop with whom Pope Francis had weekly telephone conversations, has died in Buenos Aires.
The Church has welcomed a call from the former Director of Public Prosecutions for teachers and other professionals who fail to report child abuse to face criminal prosecutions.
The "most serious and biggest massacre of Christians in Syria" in which 45 people were killed and 1,500 families held hostage has been reported by the Syrian Orthodox Metropolitan of Homs and Hama.
The ground-breaking questionnaire about marriage and family life posted online by the bishops of England and Wales is part of an effort by Rome to encourage lay Catholics "openly and with all sincerity, what they really think", a Vatican official said yesterday.