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Bishops and women priest campaigners sign letter supporting Pope Francis

The signatories praise the Pope's 'courageous and theologically sound papal leadership'

Global Catholic population increases by 12.5 million

The total number of Catholics is growing on every continent except Europe

Pope offers prayers after murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

Pope Francis said he was praying for Daphne Caruana Galizia’s family and the people of Malta

Australian state takes a step closer to legalising assisted suicide

The Victoria Legislative Assembly voted to legalise the practice, however it still needs to be approved by the state’s upper house

Bishops and women priest campaigners sign letter supporting Pope Francis

The signatories praise the Pope’s ‘courageous and theologically sound papal leadership’

Report: Marie Stopes ‘paid staff bonuses for encouraging women to have abortions’

A report claims staff felt ‘encouraged’ to persuade women to have abortions

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Nuns open restaurant offering free food in London – named ‘Nundos’

The restaurant opened in Shoreditch as part of Channel 5’s ‘Bad Habits, Holy Orders’ series

Pope Francis praises John Wesley for leading people to ‘knowledge of Jesus Christ’

He was celebrating 50 years of dialogue with the World Methodist Council

Greek Orthodox clergy ring church bells to protest transgender law

A new law allows Greeks over the age of 15 to change the gender listed on their identity cards

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Philippine Cardinal Vidal dies aged 86

Pope Francis paid tribute to his ‘constant advocacy of dialogue and peace for all the people in the Philippines’

Updated: Polish bishops consider new document on accompanying the divorced and remarried

The council cited the traditional teaching reaffirmed by John Paul II and Benedict XVI


After the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, can Malta’s reputation ever recover?

Malta today is environmentally wrecked, socially divided and morally compromised

Yes, the rosary is a weapon – but maybe not the way Rupa Huq thinks

The rosary is immensely powerful, but it is God’s strength at work, not ours

At university, it’s risky to ‘come out’ as Christian

Admitting to being religious is hazardous not only for academic reputations, but social ones too

Why Christians could be frozen out on campus

Campus censorship spells trouble for Christians – and it is being driven by professors, not students

We won’t live to see Europe’s Christian revival – but it will happen

Bl John Henry Newman teaches us to wait patiently for the good fruits of our labours

St John Paul II was a sublime visionary, but had an Achilles heel

St John Paul II was a great theologian, but remarkably atonal in matters liturgical and artistic

The heroic priest who found God’s grace in the gulag

Fr Walter Ciszek SJ endured 23 years in Russian prisons and labour camps

The Church of England may be in decline, but it’s got at least one thing right

The Anglicans have detailed statistics on what they’re up against. Maybe Catholics should do the same

The closure of Himmerod symbolises religious decline across Europe

But there may yet be cause for hope

The teen who dedicated his life to eucharistic miracles

Carlo Acutis inspired an exhibition of eucharistic miracles from around the world

The Pope’s remarks on capital punishment need to be clarified

No Pope can overturn the Church’s teaching that the death penalty is legitimate. So Francis’s comments were puzzling

The urgent message of Fatima’s Third Secret

Even if the imagery is not to be taken literally, we should never ignore the call to repentance