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A Kenyan Catholic bishop has appealed to the government to prioritise the fight against drugs and alcohol abuse in the country, saying the East African nation was losing a section of young learners to the crisis.


The shoe display was part of the Share the Journey campaign led by Catholic charities, CAFOD and Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN)


In the wake of a grand jury report on clergy sexual abuse in six dioceses in Pennsylvania, a Vatican spokesman called the abuses described in the report as being "criminal and morally reprehensible."


An international coalition representing LGBT Catholics and an Irish reform group which supports women priests and gay Catholics have failed to secure space for their stalls at the World Meeting of Families.


A researcher at the University of Glasgow has called on Scottish Catholics to share their experiences of living with their faith in Scotland.


The Irish diocese of Clogher has lost a third of its priests in just 20 years and is now facing a radical restructuring in order to sustain pastoral and sacramental provision.

 


Mary Kathleen Smith, a lay member of the Church of the Most Holy Family, Llandudno Junction, has been awarded the Benemerenti Medal in recognition of her many years serving the church as sacristan.


Richard Sipe, a leading expert on celibacy and clerical sexual abuse, died in California on 8 August aged 85. A former Benedictine priest and psychotherapist, he had investigated and written on the sexual abuse crisis in the Church for four decades.


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