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Pope Francis backed the beatification of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero and spoke out on conflicts in Iraq and Gaza during in a conversation with journalists aboard the return flight from South Korea.
A cathedral has hosted a three-day “healing mission” run by a group offering the charismatic style laying-on of hands.
The slaughter of Christians and Yazidis in Iraq is “off the scale of human horror,” the Archbishop of Canterbury has said, as it emerged he backed calls for the UK Government to appoint a minister for religious freedom to compensate for its silence over Christian persecution.
‘Wake-up call’ for Asia as Francis leaves Korea following trip that centred on peace and dignity for the poor
Pope Francis placed 124 Korean martyrs on the last step toward sainthood in a beatification Mass Aug. 16 that brought elation to the 800,000 people in attendance.
On Thursday Pope Francis landed in Seoul for a five-day visit to South Korea. He will attend Asian Youth Day, a gathering of Asia’s young Catholics, and beatify 124 martyrs.
The Church of England has made its largest single property sale. Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) joined forces with the Crown Estate, the Queen’s property company, to buy the Church Commissioners’ 64.2 per cent holding in the Pollen Estate for £381 million.
Russia's Orthodox Church has welcomed President Vladimir Putin’s ban on Western food imports as a chance for Russians to spurn “Western consumer standards”.
The situation of Coptic Christians in Egypt has improved since the 2013 military overthrow of Islamist President, Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Primate of All Ireland, Cardinal Sean Brady, has submitted his resignation as Archbishop of Armagh as on Saturday he reaches the episcopal retirement age of 75.