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The television version of Hilary Mantel’s novel Wolf Hall is the latest account to challenge St Thomas More’s reputation as a courageous defender of the rights of conscience. Was he, in truth, a liberal icon, a religious fanatic or something in between?
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Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, is to represent Pope Francis at tomorrow's reconsecration of the newly restored, 114-year-old Basilica of St Augustine in Annaba, the Algerian city once known as Hippo, where the saint was bishop from 395 to 430.
A deceased Dutch bishop has been identified as a child molester in the second such admission in as many weeks. Utrecht archdiocese, where Johannes Nienhaus was auxiliary bishop from 1982 to 1999, said a commission investigating the scandals had confirmed four complaints against him.
Chinese Christians are experiencing the worst government crackdown in a decade, a leading activist said after demolition teams began tearing down a 4,000-seat Protestant cathedral in the south-eastern city of Wenzhou, a heartland of Christianity in China.
The Catholic Bishops of Northern Ireland have written an open letter to the members of the Northern Ireland Assembly calling for the rejection of a motion to legalise same-sex marriage.
Pope Francis’ hand-picked group of eight cardinals pressed on with its sweeping programme of Vatican reforms this week.
Pope Francis promised he would “do everything possible” to establish peace in Ukraine during a private meeting with the country’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk last weekend.
Pope Francis today appointed Bishop Joseph Toal as the new Bishop of Motherwell.
The bishop in charge of Catholic Education in England and Wales has described the stabbing of teacher Ann Maguire as a "senseless tragedy."
The recent alliance between conservative Catholics and white evangelical Protestants might be undermined by the innovations of Pope Francis, according to new research.
A bishop in Northern Ireland has received an apology from Sinn Fein after it misrepresented his position on abortion.