The Russian Orthodox Church’s foreign relations director has urged Catholic and Orthodox leaders to “speak with a single voice”, a week after bishops from both Churches pledged to “stand together” against the forces eroding religious belief in Europe, writes Jonathan Luxmoore.

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26 January 2017 | by James Roberts

The triennial national assembly of the Indian Catholic Youth Movement (ICYM) ended in Mangalore, south-west India, on 22 January with a colourful three-kilometre march (above), with youth delegates from across India marching in their traditional ethnic attire.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, directly intervened to stop the deportation of an Iraqi Christian who fled Mosul when Islamic State (IS) fighters invaded the city...

The humble counsel of courageous women should never be disregarded but rather embraced as advice full of God's divine wisdom, Pope Francis said today during his weekly general audience...

A few days before the annual March for Life, a new national poll indicated shifting public attitudes, crossing party labels, in favour of increased restrictions on abortion...

The Knights of Malta leader has resigned after becoming locked in a public row with Pope Francis and the Vatican...

Ozanne, who is deputy provost at the University of Roehampton, joins on a two-year part-time secondment. Ozanne will take overall responsibility for the management of the College and delivery of its mission...

The President of the Philippines challenges entire Catholic Bishop's Conference to resign over issue of corruption..

Pope Francis has called on those working in media and communications to “offer the people of our time storylines that are at heart ‘good news’”...

Mons. Fernando Ocáriz Braña has been elected the new prelate of Opus Dei, Pope Francis confirmed last night during the order's third elective congress in the Vatican. Ocáriz had been standing in as the Auxiliary Vicar of Opus Dei following the death of the previous leader is the third successor of Saint Josemaria...

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