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Pope Francis offers condolences to Manchester attack victims

The Pope said he was 'deeply saddened' by the loss of life and invoked God's blessing upon the nation

Bishop of Shrewsbury blesses new Marian shrine

The shrine is designed to recall a particular Marian devotion held by the people of Shrewsbury before the Reformation

Bishop Egan: ‘homophobic bullying’ document clearly influenced by gay rights groups

Bishop Philip Egan said the document includes ‘quite a bit of cut and paste’ from materials produced by Stonewall and LGBT Youth Scotland

Pope Francis offers condolences to Manchester attack victims

The Pope said he was ‘deeply saddened’ by the loss of life and invoked God’s blessing upon the nation

Cardinal Nichols offers prayers and condolences after Manchester bombing

He says: ‘May God grant strength and enduring faith to all who are bereaved, injured and traumatised’

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Donald Trump visits Church of Holy Sepulchre

The US President began his two-day trip to the region with a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Western Wall

Irish president gives Pope Francis ‘climate bell’ to raise awareness of global warming

President Michael D Higgins presented Pope Francis with a commissioned sculpture to signify a ‘call to action’ on climate change

Harvey Keitel to star in new film about Fatima apparitions

The film’s producers made the announcement at Cannes Film Festival

English bishop put in charge of desert diocese ten times the size of Britain

The British bishop will administer his pastoral duties from a small chapel in Algeria

Thousands join March for Life in Birmingham

The demonstration was briefly disrupted by pro-abortion protesters, but the marchers were soon able to continue

Poll: most Britons want abortion limit reduced to 20 weeks

Just one in a hundred said they would like to see the present limit of 24 weeks extended up to birth

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Beware of statisticians using sleight of hand – especially when it comes to religion

A new study claims faith schools hold countries back. The detail reveals a very different picture

How should we react to the Manchester bombing?

Remember that Christ died for all human sin and has redeemed it

The real lesson from the Rochdale grooming scandal is one nobody wants to hear

Reports have revealed a culture in which underage sexual activity is seen as relatively harmless

What Mary Magdalene can teach us about adoring the Lord

Fr Sean Davison writes with profound insight on why she is always depicted at the foot of the Cross

Despite the rain and the aggressive pro-choicers, the March for Life was a joyful occasion

The threat of violence couldn’t stop us from celebrating life and bearing witness

Another Catholic manager has won the Premier League. Here’s why we shouldn’t be surprised

Antonio Conte, manager of Chelsea, is on the record about the strength of his faith, telling newspapers about his prayer life and about meeting the Pope

The questions that show why the Maltese guidelines on Amoris Laetitia are so flawed

When doctrine crumbles, practice usually catches up in a few decades

Pope Francis’s words of compassion for Huntington’s sufferers have been a long time coming

‘You are precious in God’s eyes, and you are precious to the Church,’ Pope Francis said

It’s no surprise Benedict XVI is praising Cardinal Sarah – the two enjoy a rare spiritual kinship

The Cardinal and the Pope Emeritus understand that priests and bishops have a special requirement to constantly renew their life of prayer

Callista Gingrich suits the job of Vatican ambassador. But can Newt stay out of the spotlight?

Callista Gingrich will have a delicate task. Her indefatigable husband could complicate things

What Anglicans get right about angels

We need to start taking these blessed creatures seriously again

Cardinal Zen: ‘It seems the Vatican-China deal is not proceeding. That’s good’

Cardinal Joseph Zen says that, in their desperation for a deal, the Pope’s advisers seem to want ‘success at any cost’