Cardinal Norberto Rivera confirmed last weekend that Pope Francis will visit Mexico next year for eight days from 12 to 20 February, with trips to the shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe and Mexico’s border with the United States as possible parts of his itinerary, writes Isabel de Bertodano.
In the run-up to the German Bundestag’s vote on four possible amendments on assisted suicide due yesterday, leading churchmen and politicians, including Cardinal Karl Lehmann of Mainz and Chancellor Angela Merkel, once again underlined their opposition to legalising the practice, writes Christa Pongratz-Lippitt.
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Catholic bishops of the EU met in Paris last week to discuss the UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP 21, to be held in the French capital from 30 November to 11 December, write Tom Heneghan and Michael Sean Winters.
Dozens of Christian leaders have joined the chorus of protest against the growing “intolerance” by Hindu nationalists under the BJP Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, writes Anto Akkara.
The Synod on the Family opened the door for the readmission of remarried divorcees to the Sacraments in individual cases, Cardinal Walter Kasper said at Aachen in his festive address on the occasion of Bishop Heinrich Mussinghoff’s 75th birthday, writes Christa Pongratz-Lippitt.
FEAR OF being accused of proselytising has meant that Christian charities avoid mentioning religion and using overtly Christian titles, a report has found.
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew used his two-day visit to Lambeth Palace this week to call for urgent action on the environment.
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