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Pope issues motu proprio allowing Vatican bishops to stay on beyond the age of 75

'Imparare a congedarsi' (Learning to say farewell) and was given 'motu proprio' on February 15

Vatican calls pre-synod meeting with young people in March

Social networks such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter will allow young people to interact ‘with their peers in Rome’

UK government will not block restoration of traditional marriage in Bermuda

The territory becomes the first in the world to abolish same-sex marriage

Pope issues document updating resignation rules for bishops

‘Imparare a congedarsi’ (Learning to say farewell) and was given ‘motu proprio’ on February 15

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Cafod sacks worker accused of sexual misconduct

The employee had been at Oxfam at the time

Vatican denies reports that Benedict XVI has neurological disease

A German magazine quoted the Pope Emeritus’s brother as saying Benedict had a degenerative disease

Florida school shooting was an act of ‘horrifying evil’, says archbishop

‘With God’s help, we can remain strong and resolute to resist evil in all its manifestations’

Pope says he regularly meets abuse survivors on Fridays

The Vatican confirmed that the Pope’s meetings are regular and ongoing

Scottish Catholic aid charity confirms it dealt with two child abuse cases

Sciaf said it had dealt ‘decisively’ with the cases

Cardinal Tagle: everyone has a little migrant in their soul

The cardinal said human history is based on people moving around the planet

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Bishop to meet humanists over ‘gratuitous’ anti-Catholic attacks

Bishop John Keen of Paisley is to meet with the Humanist Society Scotland over what he called ‘lazy’ attacks on the Church


Worried about Cardinal Cupich’s ‘paradigm shift’? Just stick to the teaching of the Church

If the new paradigm trumps the old paradigm, what is to stop some future paradigm shift trumping the current one?

Lent is the perfect time to rediscover the rosary

Those who need guidance praying the rosary should try Fr Dwight Longenecker’s book

How despots exploit Vatican foreign policy

The Holy See is doing little to challenge authoritarian regimes

How a parish group dedicated to the Eucharist helped revive a London church

The Sodality of the Blessed Sacrament now has hundreds of members across the world

‘Let’s not make it just about…sins of the flesh’: an interview with Cardinal Cupich

The cardinal believes reception of Communion depends on ‘conscience’. Does his reasoning add up?

The legend of the Holy Grail can help deepen our faith

Francis Phillips reviews Charles Coloumbe’s ‘Catholic Quest for the Holy Grail’

Cardinal Cupich’s significant factual error

The cardinal’s much-discussed lecture was worryingly ambiguous – and in one important place just incorrect

The spirituality of skiing

Paolo Gambi talks to several skiers about how the mountains influence their spiritual side

McMafia presents an unrealistic image of gangsterism

The drama left many unanswered questions

In praise of China’s outspoken cardinal

Cardinal Zen has history on his side, and he knows China better than any in the Vatican diplomatic corps

Walther’s Saints of the Week: 11-17 February

Including the Florentine nobleman who led a life of uninterrupted charity

The Bishop Barros crisis: how bad is it?

At this point, there are only four possible explanations for what happened to a crucial letter