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Catholic laity in Italy took to the streets of Rome in their hundreds of thousands last Saturday to protest against proposed legislation to allow legal rights for gay couples and limited same-sex adoption, writes Christopher Lamb.


Bishops say Pope Francis must be told the truth about the “unprecedented” violence and misery in Mexico during his five-day visit that begins next Friday.

French authorities have destroyed a church and mosque in the migrants’ camp in Calais known as the “Jungle”, which is home to nearly 6,000 people, writes Megan Cornwell.


The Bishop of Maiduguri Diocese, Oliver Doeme, has vowed to remain with his people in the face of the murder of at least 85 men and women by Islamist militants near Maiduguri City, in Borno State.

The scourge of poverty was an abiding theme at the 51st Eucharistic Congress, at Cebu in the Philippines, with the Pope’s envoy calling for “a third world war against the cruelty of dogs getting fed with sumptuous, organic food, while poor children scramble for scraps from the table”.


French church bioethicists have praised a new law on end-of-life care because it stresses the development of palliative treatment for the dying, writes Tom Heneghan.

Two bishops have encouraged Catholics to see the film Spotlight about the journalistic investigation that uncovered the clerical sex abuse scandal in the Archdiocese of Boston, writes Mark Brolly.

CATHOLIC teachers have criticised academically ranked league tables, claiming they fail to represent the good work that faith schools do with children from less privileged backgrounds.


THE LEADER of the Irish Church is hoping to establish a network of Catholic family support groups in dioceses and parishes in the run-up to the World Meeting of Families in Dublin in 2018.

Inquiry launched into Maguire murder Premium

04 February 2016 | by Liz Dodd
AN INQUIRY has been launched into the murder of Ann Maguire, who was stabbed to death while teaching at a Catholic college in Leeds in 2014, after her family claimed that the council withheld information about the attack, writes Liz Dodd.

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