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The visit to the birthplace and other places associated with Padre Pio was an opportunity for Pope Francis to emphasise his vision of a merciful, compassionate church


An archbishop accused of sexually abusing young men is to be removed from office and ordered off the island that he served on after being found guilty by a Vatican canonical trial. 


During the committal hearing of Cardinal George Pell in the Melbourne Magistrate's Court yesterday, the father of one of his alleged victims accused defence barrister Robert Richter QC of insulting him, by suggesting that he made up allegations that his son was sexually assaulted by the Cardinal.

 


News of a possible agreement between China and the Vatican has sparked debate about the best ways for the Catholic Church to deal with the Asian superpower, reawakening interest in historic religious figures such as Benedict of Poland


The author of a new book on meditation for children has told The Tablet that when he has visited schools to teach children how to meditate, the effects have been remarkable, even with hyperactive youngsters.


The new Bishop of Ossory has said that Mary McAleese’s comments on misogyny in the Church are the product of her “conviction and a deep faith”.

 


Pope Francis has given the green light for the martyred Archbishop Oscar Romero (pictured) to be declared a saint.


People of the southwest Pacific Ocean nation of Papua New Guinea face dual threats from rising sea levels and the advent of undersea mining for valuable metals, the country's first cardinal said during a visit to Washington this week...


The Cardinal George Pell committal hearing in Melbourne Magistrates' Court, called to weigh allegations of historic sexual offences that the 76-year-old cardinal denies, was reopened to the media and public on Wednesday afternoon..


The episode of the blurred lines in the letter from the Pope Emeritus about the theology Pope Francis illustrates why those who have stepped down from clerical high office should be allowed to enjoy retirement in peace 



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