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The Archbishop of Marseilles, Georges Pontier, the new president of the bishops’ conference, has denounced the French Government’s policy towards new arrivals from Bulgaria and Romania.
The superior general of the Camillians (the Order of the Ministers of the Sick) has been arrested for his alleged part in the wrongful detention of two confrères whose vote might have prevented his re-election.
Maria Voce, president of the worldwide Focolare Movement, has suggested the establishment of a mixed commission of men and women to help advise the Pope, similar to his C8 Council of Cardinals.
The Pope’s ambassador to Britain this week outlined the qualities needed for new bishops, qualities that he said should also be evident in those currently leading dioceses.
Pope Francis will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin during a private audience on November 25 in their first encounter since Francis was elected, the Vatican and Kremlin offices confirmed.
New studies reveal that the days when the vast majority of Catholics attended Mass weekly and followed the official teachings of the Church are over.
More than 15,000 people have already accessed the Catholic Church’s questionnaire on marriage and the family.
The Archbishop of Westminster today urged people to support the people of the Philippines as they cope with the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan.
The Catholic Church's institutions, schools and parishes gave perpetrators the opportunity to exploit vulnerable children in their care for decades, and its early response "continued to conceal rather than expose” abuse in its ranks, a Victorian parliamentary report has found.
Minister for Faith and Communities Sayeeda Warsi said this week that by putting faith back at the “heart of government” the Coalition is following in the tradition of Margaret Thatcher.