Only a political solution can bring peace to Syria, Pope Francis told the crowds gathered for last Sunday’s Angelus during an impassioned appeal to the international community to work for a negotiated settlement.

Berlin must impose limits on the number of refugees allowed to settle in Germany, according to the country’s most senior Catholic leader.

A request for Pope Francis to meet the family and friends of 43 students who went missing in 2014 has been rejected by the Archdiocese of Mexico City.

The introduction of regulations restricting the number of foreign aid workers is threatening the vital work of charities and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Africa’s newest nation.

Solidarity with offshore detainees Premium

11 February 2016 | by Mark Brolly
Former Vietnamese refugee Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM says he is concerned for the health and safety of a group of asylum seekers after Australia’s High Court cleared the way for the Government to return them to a migrant detention camp on the Pacific island nation of Nauru, writes Mark Brolly.

A coalition of groups representing Christian doctors, nurses, pharmacists and ethicists are campaigning for a conscience clause to protect them from involvement in helping patients to die, writes Peter Kavanagh.

A coalition of left-wing French intellectuals and politicians has denounced surrogate motherhood and called for a global ban on the practice.

THE CATHOLIC Church and the Church of England put aside more than 450 years of history this week when two of their most senior clerics came together for the Catholic rite of Vespers in Henry VIII’s Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace.

QUESTIONING failing structures and policies in the Church does not amount to disloyalty, but may well be “the most promising form of loyalty”, according to the master of St Benet’s Hall, writes Sarah Mac Donald.

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