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The Vatican will commit to ensuring its supply chains are 'slavery-proof' following the announcement that the world’s biggest consumer goods firms and supermarket chains have decided to do the same to eliminate forced labour in their business partners


Two Catholic MPs and one Anglican will visit Calais’ 6,000-strong migrant camp on Thursday to experience the conditions of ‘the Jungle’ and work towards a political resolution to the refugee crisis


The number of abortions in the US is dropping but is still at just over 1 million procedures in a year, according to figures released this week. That equates to 210 abortion per 1,000 births, or more than 2 for ever 100 live births, and a total since abortion was legalised in the US of 58.5 million, according to figures released by the National Right to Life Committee in their annual State of Abortion report


Taiwan's first Catholic vice president, Chen Chien-jen, joins Taiwan’s first female president to lead the country after winning a landslide victory. Chen who is a devout Catholic, ran with Tsai Ing-Wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), which secured 56 per cent of the vote, sweeping aside the pro-China Nationalist Party


Russian officials have said that they will make an official complaint to the Indian authorities after a senior Russian Orthodox priest was deported. Orthodox Father Superior Hegumen Serafim was kept at Chennai airport and refused food and water and consular access for seven hours by border guards


Pope Francis visited Rome’s synagogue this afternoon stressing that the Church recognises God’s “irrevocable” covenant with Israel and emphasised the unique relationship between Christians and Jews


The Archbishop of Canterbury has banned the US Episcopal Church from involvement in the Anglican Communion for three years because of its pro-homosexual stance in an attempt to avoid a general schism. The communion also voted to condemn same-sex marriage as against its teaching


The present wave of migration into Europe seems to be “undermining the foundations of that ‘humanistic spirit’ which Europe has always loved and defended”, Pope Francis said on Monday.


A Polish bishop has taken the president of the European Parliament to task for suggesting Poland’s newly elected right-wing government seized power in a coup, writes Josef Pazderka.

Washington’s Cardinal Donald Wuerl in an interview with the archdiocesan bi-weekly, the Catholic Standard, called for the ongoing atrocities against Christians in Iraq and Syria to be categorised


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