- Battle lines drawn
This week produced the clearest evidence yet that the Synod Fathers are sharply divided between those who are supporting Pope Francis in his efforts to present a more pastoral vision of the Church and those determined first and foremost to emphasise its moral teaching
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Catholic leaders have called for a global campaign of prayer for an end to Syria’s bloody conflict as world leaders prepare to take part in an international UN-backed peace conference in Switzerland.
Ian Paisley told Tony Blair he was “a fool” when the former prime minister informed the Protestant politician that he was going to be received into the Catholic Church.
The Sri Lanka military last week strongly rejected allegations made by two Catholic bishops in the north of the island that the military used cluster munitions during the final stages of the May 2009 assault that ended the terrorist insurgency of the Tamil Tigers.
The Bishop of Bossangoa in the Central African Republic (CAR), has expressed the hope that the resignation last week of the interim president and the prime minister will ease the tensions in the troubled country.
The new Bishop of Dunkeld says that not to forgive Cardinal Keith O’Brien would be “gravely wrong” but that the disgraced archbishop needs to make reparation for the harm he has done.
Women bishops could be in post by Christmas, a senior Church of England official said today, as he revealed that an attempt to fast track the legislation would dominate February's General Synod.
The former archbishop of Canterbury has warned that the downgrading of Religious Education will soon deprive Britain of theologians.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich, who is a member of the Council of Cardinals (C8) that advises the Pope, has come out strongly in defence of Pope Francis’s criticism of global capitalism.
A delegation of Catholic Bishops celebrated Mass with the Catholic community in Gaza last Sunday, expressing solidarity with local Christians and the wider people of the Palestinian strip of land governed by Hamas.
The Catholic Church wants to be "an example of best practice" in the prevention of child abuse and the defence of childhood, a Vatican official told a UN committee in an unprecedented encounter in Geneva today.