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When visiting the Pope it is a good idea to carefully observe Vatican protocol. But when Stanley Johnson, pictured right, was received in an audience with John Paul II his decision to break the rules paid off rather well for him.
Lord Bannside, as the Revd Ian Paisley became, was not known as the “Big Man” of Irish politics for nothing. At 6ft 5in, and weighing around 20 stone, he literally towered over friend and foe alike.
Bristol’s Anglican Cathedral was the unlikely setting for a fashion show this week, not for the latest styles in clerical black or prelate purple, but for the creations of iconic designers such as Stella McCartney, Gucci and Christian Louboutin.
They are used to first-class treatment but next month executives from companies such as Facebook, Aviva and PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) are swapping their comfy beds for a night sleeping rough.
Catholic Women’s Ordination will be discussing female deacons when they meet in Bristol on Saturday, 4 October.
Their most famous fan is the Bishop of Rome. So when San Lorenzo de Almagro football club were considering what name to give their new football stadium they looked no further than Pope Francis.
With Pope Francis’ emphasis on simplicity and the Bishop of Limburg (aka the Bishop of Bling) scandal still ...
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Just days before the cricket match between the Vatican and the Church of England in Canterbury ...
Last Sunday, Christopher Lamb of The Tablet was interviewed by 10 BBC regional radio stations ...
Before she trained for ordination, the Revd Miranda Threlfall-Holmes briefly worked ...
Benedictine monasteries produce everything from beer to ...
While it is a long way from being the poor Church that Pope Francis would like, it appears the Vatican is not as wealthy as many like to assume.
Catholic humour topped this year’s Edinburgh Fringe bill, with Bridget Christie (above), 2013 holder of the festival’s Oscar equivalent – the Foster’s prize – handing it on to this year’s winner, fellow Catholic John Kearns.
Former Tory MP Lord Tebbit, 83, is to make his debut speech in a Catholic parish.
The Bishop of Limburg, nicknamed the “Bishop of Bling” for extravagant spending on his house, has not just scandalised the faithful but also appears to have traumatised them.
Now that Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera is returning to Spain, thoughts are turning to who might succeed him as prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship.
How many pennies are needed to scale the London skyscraper known as the Shard (pictured), one of the tallest buildings in Europe?
The word “conservative” hardly does justice to Fr Jean-Marie Charles-Roux, who has died at the age of 99. He was a firm believer in the Divine Right of Kings, the cause for the canonisation of Marie Antoinette, and, of course, the Tridentine Rite.
Another religious order in Britain is planning to downsize.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish premier Mariano Rajoy wandered along the famous pilgrimage route for five miles together last Sunday towards the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.
The environmental faith group Christian Ecology Link is revamping its profile for the twenty-first century, starting with a name change to Green Christian.
The caricature of a beaky, querulous John Henry Newman that appeared in Vanity Fair magazine in 1877 is rarely chosen for book covers or prayer cards.
Lord (Roy) Hattersley is a self-proclaimed atheist, but has a personal connection with the Church: his father, before marrying his mother, had been a Catholic priest.
With Baroness (Sayeeda) Warsi’s departure, the Government has lost an outspoken proponent for religious freedom.
As a Catholic place of worship that survived the Reformation period, and is still in regular use today, the chapel at Stonor Park, Oxfordshire, is used to being under the radar.
An architect of Vatican II, a bridge-builder between East and West and open to dialogue with the world: it is likely that Cardinal Franz König would have approved of Pope Francis.
He was commissioned to paint a portrait of Scottish martyr St John Ogilvie for the refurbished St Andrew’s Cathedral, Glasgow.
Academic institutions are usually buildings rather than people, but at 106 Margaret Wileman was a near permanent fixture in Cambridge.