- Tide of suffering in an unholy war
Jan De Volder
As the Islamist group Boko Haram is said to be surrounding the city of Maiduguri in the latest stage of its campaign of violence against Christians and Muslims alike, an expert on the country considers why the authorities are powerless to halt its progress
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- Bishop says church hierarchy had no idea of his affair with woman six years ago
- Westminster auxiliary John Arnold appointed new Bishop of Salford
- Pope Francis likens neglect of older people in care homes to ‘hidden euthanasia’
- Iraqi Patriarch condemns US-led air strikes ‘that will prompt mass exodus’
The Christian owners of a bed and breakfast guest house, forced to pay damages for refusing a room to a gay couple, have lost their appeal in the Supreme Court.
A leading Catholic composer has announced he will no longer write congregational music for the Church.
Dioceses in Britain have issued amended versions of the Vatican’s consultation seeking to find Catholics’ views on issues such as the divorced and remarried, contraception and same-sex unions.
The Justice Ministry of the Dominican Republic has concluded that its former apostolic nuncio sexually abused at least five boys under the age of 15.
Syrian church leader Gregory III Laham, the Melkite Greek Catholic patriarch of Antioch, has expressed grave concern over the founding of a new Islamic Front in Syria.
The Catholic dioceses of Pittsburgh and Erie in Pennsylvania have secured a preliminary injunction against the controversial contraception mandate, part of President Obama’s health care overhaul, that is set to take effect on 1 January.
Ukrainian Catholics have protested against the Government’s refusal to sign the planned association agreement between Ukraine and the EU and called for a renewal of talks with Brussels.
More German bishops have insisted that the debate on how to allow remarried divorcees to receive the sacraments must continue, despite instructions from the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) that it must not.
Pope Francis unveiled his blueprint for a decentralised and more pastoral Church that is focused on the needs of those within and outside it rather than preoccupied with its own prestige.
More than half of allegations reported to the Catholic Church in Scotland over a six-year period were of a sexual nature, according to a report prepared for the Scottish Catholic Safeguarding Service.