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The ever-increasing clash between the sacred and the secular is slowly pulling European society apart, one of the continent’s leading thinkers tells Tom Heneghan
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A pair of priests whose tap-dancing duel at the North American College in Rome was posted on the internet earlier this year have become an online sensation.
Twelve Chaldean religious men and priests living in the United States, Canada, Australia and Sweden have been suspended from exercising their priestly ministry for not receiving permission from their superiors before emigrating from Iraq.
The president of the Canadian Bishops’ Conference has spoken of his “profound sadness” after a gunman shot dead a solider in Quebec and another fatally shot a soldier at a national war memorial before storming the country’s parliament in Ottawa last week.
Priests should refuse absolution to people who confess to abusing children, a Catholic academic has said, days after the Church of England announced it would be examining whether abuse admitted in the confessional should remain confidential.
Pope Francis has ordered an inquiry into an Italian bishop over the alleged behaviour of some of its priests.
The Catholic Church is educating Myanmar citizens about their democratic rights to ensure that next year’s general election – the second in more than 50 years – is not “worthless”.
THE FORMER head of the Church body set up to protect children in Ireland this week attacked the country’s bishops, accusing them of “minimal responses and empty gestures” when dealing with clerical abuse.
Pope Francis has called for abolition of the death penalty and life imprisonment, saying that Christians are called to campaign for an end to capital punishment.
The rector-archpriest of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris has denounced the idea of charging admission fees for tourists at France's most famous churches, saying such a fee would make free access for believers all but impossible to ensure.
German church leaders have criticised a cross-party bill to allow assisted suicide, which is currently unregulated in the country.