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The Archbishop of Armagh has called on politicians in Northern Ireland to reject sectarianism and return to the negotiating table, saying the collapse of Government so soon after the last election is “a serious matter for all of us and cannot be taken lightly”...


The three-step process to elect a new prelate for Opus Dei, the predominantly lay organisation, will begin on 21 January with a consultation involving more than three dozen women leaders...


The Bishop of Salford has announced details of an extensive restructure of his diocese and called for the laity to “take up the many and diverse ministries open to them” to enable priests to focus on pastoral duties...


The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued an historic statement expressing remorse for the violence and persecution of the Reformation and urged Christians to repent for those things that had divided the faithful...


Under certain circumstances and after long prayer and a profound examination of conscience, some divorced and civilly remarried Catholics may return to the sacraments, said the bishops of Malta...


Catholic aid agency, CAFOD, steps up emergency aid response as refugees stranded in Greece at risk of freezing to death in sub-zero weather conditions..


The Vatican has hit back at attempts to discredit its commission investigating the Knights of Malta and has called on the order to cooperate with its inquiries...


In an open letter published on 10 January, eleven priests from the archdiocese of Cologne have emphasised how crucial it is for the Church to admit women to the priesthood and make celibacy voluntary...


American Cardinal Sean O’Malley has been appointed to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, a move that will be interpreted as an attempt by Pope Francis to better integrate child protection strategies in the highest echelons of the Church.

 


A Catholic agency has defended itself after issuing guidelines to help the emergency services during major disasters interact with members of the LGBTI community after victims of the Queensland floods in 2010-11 reported increased anxiety..

 


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