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The Prince of Wales has expressed concern about the plight of Middle Eastern Christians and is visiting members of their communities in the UK tomorrow.
Pope Francis has refuted criticism that his views on economics were “pure Marxism”, saying: “Marxist ideology is wrong. But I have met many Marxists in my life who are good people, so I don’t feel offended.”
Pope Francis has re-confirmed Cardinal Marc Ouellet PSS, 69, as prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, an office he has headed since 2010. But the Pope today also significantly altered the congregation’s membership by replacing three leading conservatives – including US Cardinal Raymond Burke, 65.
Pope Francis today appointed the Archbishop of Westminster to the Vatican's bishop-making body.
The Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, has condemned the Government's pursuit of immigration targets as "inhumane" and “a clear injustice” and warned that rules preventing foreign spouses of UK citizens from settling here were damaging the development of thousands of British children.
Catholic and Protestant churches in the Czech Republic are to stage joint commemorations of the martyred Bohemian reformer, Jan Hus (1371-1415), on the sixth centenary in 2015 of his execution at the Council of Constance.
Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has made an unequivocal defence of the Novus Ordo of the Mass.
A group of Central American women set out to march from Guatemala through Mexico on 2 December to raise the profile of their missing relations.
A majority of couples planning to marry in the Catholic Church view it as a lifelong sacrament open to children but nearly all of them are already living together and use artificial contraception, a leading charity has told the Vatican.
Fr Vladislav Lazar, the Belarusan Catholic priest accused of high treason, has been released from the security services detention facility under restrictions pending trial, the Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See in Belarus announced.