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- Heythrop chairman quits as west London's 400-year-old Jesuit college considers its future
- Prince Charles tells Armenian church of his heartbreak over attacks on Middle Eastern Christians
- Nichols says Pope Francis appreciates the 'pragmatic minority' temperament of English Catholicism
- Cardinal O’Malley: we need urgent action on convicted Bishop Finn, LCWR probe was 'a disaster' and I'd ordain women
Australia's upper house of Parliament, the Senate, has rejected an attempt by the Greens to remove the Lord's Prayer from the start of each day's sitting.
The Prime Minister David Cameron has rejected claims by the Archbishop of Westminster that cuts to the welfare system are leaving people in destitution, arguing that they are part of a “moral mission” that would give “new hope”.
Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, has praised Britain’s faith communities for providing calm in the wake of the murder last year of the British Army soldier, Lee Rigby, on the streets of Woolwich in south-east London.
Italian groups supporting victims of sexual abuse by priests have called for the resignation of Bishop Diego Coletti of the northern diocese of Como after it was discovered that he tried to keep quiet Pope Francis’ laicisation late last year of an abusive priest.
The cardinal in the Dominican Republic (DR) has clashed with the Jesuits in his country, hitting out at a prominent Jesuit priest who defended the right of Haitians born in the Dominican Republic to claim Dominican nationality.
The Catholic bishops of England and Wales along with dozens of free church leaders have urged Prime Minister David Cameron to let more Syrian refugees into Britain.
Twelve nuns abducted from the Syrian village of Maaloula in December were about to be released but negotiations have “stumbled again”, the head of the Maronite Catholic Church in neighbouring Lebanon said.
The Bishop of Shrewsbury has attacked plans to make pre-nuptial agreements legally binding in England and Wales.
Islamic militants have killed more than 100 people in an area of northern Nigeria dotted with majority-Christian villages, gunning down some and slitting the throats of others before setting fire to homes and looting food shops.
Westminster Archbishop Vincent Nichols, who is to be made a cardinal by Pope Francis on Saturday, has criticised the Government’s welfare cuts, calling them a “disgrace” and arguing that a safety net for the country’s most poor has been removed.