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The Archbishop of Dublin set out his vision for an “ethic of equality” in which gay people and their relationships are recognised and cherished while marriage is reserved for heterosexual couples only. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin was speaking to diocesan communications officers at All Hallows’, Dublin, on Wednesday, ahead of the referendum on whether the constitution should be changed to allow for gay marriage to be legalised.

In an exclusive interview with The Tablet, Labour leader Ed Miliband says while he is ‘not a religious person’, his manifesto has been influenced by Catholic Social Teaching.

Pope Francis unveiled his vision for the Holy Year of Mercy at Vespers in St Peter’s Basilica on Saturday, saying that the Church must be “an oasis of mercy”.

On 10 April the bishops' conference of Scotland issued a Pastoral Letter on the General Election highlighting issues for voters to consider when choosing who to support on 7 May.

Tonight is a night of vigil. The Lord is not sleeping; the Watchman is watching over his people (cf. Ps 121:4), to bring them out of slavery and to open before them the way to freedom.

Pope Francis' message for Easter Sunday

The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, urged Christians to emulate Oscar Romero by making the cries of the poor central to their prayers during an ecumenical homily at St Martin in the Fields in London on 21 March.

Pope Francis is making governments around the world “sit up and take notice” thanks to the huge global impact of his pronouncements on social and economic behaviour, according to the British Ambassador to the Holy See.

The bishops of England and Wales issued their pre-election voter guidance ahead of May's general election.

Christians are called to overcome apathy, discouragement and pretentions of self-sufficiency by letting God enter into their hearts, making them joyful, merciful and strong, Pope Francis said in his message for Lent 2015.

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