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Pope underlines dignity of work in visit to troubled steel factory

'Without work for everyone, there will not be dignity for everyone,' says Francis on trip to Genoa

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Pope underlines dignity of work in visit to troubled steel factory

‘Without work for everyone, there will not be dignity for everyone,’ says Francis on trip to Genoa

ISIS claims responsibility for massacre of Coptic Christians in Egypt

Hours after Friday’s attack, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi announced that Egypt had launched airstrikes against militant training bases in Libya

Pope Francis names Rome auxiliary bishop as vicar of the city

Archbishop Angelo De Donatis is a well-known spiritual director who led Francis’s Lenten retreat in 2014

Coptic Christians massacred by gunmen in Egypt

Reports say 26 Coptic pilgrims were killed while travelling to a monastery

Cardinal Nichols blesses crucifix that survived ISIS

The crucifix was found in the rubble outside a church in the Nineveh Plains

ISIS-linked militants ‘threaten to behead priest and churchgoers’

The Philippines Islamists reportedly warned a bishop they would kill their hostages unless the military called off its offensive

Cardinal Pell to ordain 10 transitional deacons for the ordinariate

The 10 men are expected to be ordained as priests next year

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First Swedish bishop since the Reformation to be made a cardinal

Cardinal-designate Anders Arborelius said the appointment showed that even tiny groups of Catholics were important

Belgian bishops clash with Brothers of Charity over decision to allow euthanasia

The bishops said euthanasia ‘attacked the very foundations of our civilisation’

US First Lady Melania Trump is Catholic, spokeswoman confirms

She will be the first Catholic in the White House since President John F. Kennedy


To defeat Islamists, our governments must enter the battle of ideas

It’s time they got off the fence

50 years on, a fascinating glimpse of how liturgical reform became a juggernaut

Eucharisticum Mysterium, issued on May 25 1967, shows the conflict between innovation and tradition

Trump seems content with traditional US foreign policy. More’s the pity

From Riyadh to Rome, Trump’s first trip has shown he’s no foreign policy maverick

After Manchester, Christians cannot turn a blind eye to evil

‘Cowardly acquiescence is not the love of peace,’ Dietrich von Hildebrand writes

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Can the Church ever bless the death penalty?

The Church was a leading force in the abolition of capital punishment, but some Catholics are endorsing it again

Meet the English bishop with a desert diocese 10 times the size of Britain

Bishop John MacWilliam’s new diocese covers 800,000 square miles of arid land in southern Algeria. ‘You go where you are needed,’ the former Army officer says

If you want inner peace, try giving up Facebook

A focus on every passing fad and controversy prevents what Benedict XVI calls ‘interior recollection’

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