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With the United Kingdom criticised for opting out of a European Union plan to resettle thousands of migrants from Africa and the Middle East, what should be the Christian response to immigration and does Scripture offer any guidance?
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Pope Francis has urged the Church to be open to new ways as it faces up to the challenges of twenty-first century society, as he moved one of his most modernising predecessors a step closer to sainthood.
The final document articulating the thinking of the Synod on the Family was passed – minus three sections relating to Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics and to the pastoral care of gay men and women.
Sixteen Synod Fathers either voted against the message of the Synod of the Family that was published on Saturday or abstained.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols has said that he could now envisage a "demanding penitential pathway" by which divorced and remarried Catholics could eventually be allowed to receive Communion.
Pope Francis has allowed the Sistine Chapel to be rented out to luxury car-maker Porsche, in the first time the sacred space has been used for a corporate function.
One-third of divorced and remarried Catholics who have not had their first marriage annulled receive Communion, even if they have not sought the permission of their priest, a global survey of Catholics conducted by The Tablet has found.
The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday upheld the death sentence of a Christian mother of five convicted of blasphemy four years ago.
The Archbishop of Vienna, Cardinal Christoph Schonborn spoke today about the tensions in the Synod on the Family between the need to uphold the doctrine of the Church and at the same time to accompany people in the reality of their lives.
Kenyan Catholic bishops have strongly opposed a national tetanus vaccination campaign, which the Government launched on 13 October targeting 2.4 million women of child-bearing age. The bishops have told Catholics to shun the vaccination, saying the Government had not taken measures to ensure it was not being used as contraceptive.
The Archbishop of Acapulco has demanded that the authorities take responsibility for uncovering how dozens of students in the town of Iguala disappeared on the way to a protest, saying the case “reaches into the political sphere”.