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Speaking at a press conference in London today the Cardinal said that the Catholic instinct was “to look for the whole”...

 


Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will today attend a Vatican-sponsored conference in a visit that has sparked an internal row and concerns about political bias on the part of the Holy See...


The Pope's trip to Lesbos tomorrow is a "humanitarian and ecumenical gesture", not a political one, the Vatican spokesman said, as Pope Francis prepares to join Orthodox leaders Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople and Orthodox Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens and all Greece...


One of the key reforming voices during the Synod of Bishops on the family has said Pope Francis’ document is a decisive shift for the Church...


A Catholic primary, St Peter’s in Morningside district, is one of 17 Edinburgh schools that will not reopen after the Easter break after the discovery of structural problems, and fears that pupil and staff safety was compromised, writes Brian Morton.


The number of people attending Extra­ordinary Form Masses over Easter has increased by a fifth, says the Latin Mass Society.


Hundreds of delegates at Ireland’s first diocesan synod in 50 years have backed proposals calling for women to have more prominent roles governing the local church, writes Sarah Mac Donald.


A VATICAN official this week urged vocations directors and those responsible for formation in the United Kingdom to work more closely together to ensure better continuity of training for priests, writes Rose Gamble.


THE CHURCH aid agency Cafod has condemned the British Government’s response to the refugee crisis in a major new report released this week.



A monk has been jailed for seven years for abusing students at St Joseph’s List D School in Tranent in East Lothian, Scotland. Michael Murphy, 82, who was known as Brother Benedict, denied the 15 charges of assault and indecent assault involving eight boys between 1971 and 1981. At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist told the De La Salle brother: “Your continued denial of these crimes shows that you have no remorse or regret.


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