- Now the talking really begins
Pope Francis wanted frankness and openness and that is what he got. But there is also the sense that the real debate in the Church about marriage and families is only just starting
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Pope Francis is “shocked” by proposed legislation that would allow gay couples in Malta to adopt children, a bishop there said.
The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has rebuked the Works and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith for his recent attack on the food bank charity, the Trussell Trust.
African bishops have called for peace in South Sudan following a spate of violence that has killed thousands.
Pope Francis has been declared The Times' Person of the Year.
Prayer is rewarding and renewing, the Queen said today, in a Christmas Message in which she urged people to “pause and take stock.”
More than thirty people have been killed and others wounded in a series of bomb attacks on Christians in Iraq.
Pope Francis has used his first Christmas message to urge believers and non-believers to join together in the common quest for world peace, saying “by either prayer or desire” they can be united in vanquishing war and conflict.
Archbishops echoed Pope Francis’ call for a compassionate Church that serves the most vulnerable at Midnight Masses in England last night.
Thousands of pilgrims flocked to Manger Square in Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations.
The Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has said that the leaders of the traditionalist Society of St Pius X (SSPX) are in schism, and remain suspended from the sacraments.