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Pope: it is impressive that young people seek Jesus despite Church scandals

Pope Francis said he admired the fact young people have faith despite the Church's 'lack of witness'

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Pope: it is impressive that young people seek Jesus despite Church scandals

Pope Francis said he admired the fact young people have faith despite the Church’s ‘lack of witness’

Sri Lankan cardinal says religion is best guarantor of ‘human rights’

‘Human rights have become the new religion of the West’, the cardinal said

Mary shows how to be near those who suffer, Pope Francis says

‘Mary stands near those who suffer, those from whom the world flees, including those who have been put on trial’

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English and Welsh bishops call for independent review into abuse prevention

The call comes amid the ongoing abuse crisis in the Church

Pope Francis in Latvia: Don’t let Christianity become an artifact

Our faith runs the risk of ‘ending up as a museum piece’, no longer inspiring people

Labour Party official apologises for ‘anti-Catholic’ comment

A senior official said he would think twice about calling a female delegate who apparently made the sign of the cross

Did Pope Francis call himself ‘the devil?’

A Papal joke has caused a stir on social media

When the Church finds itself in times of trouble, imitate Mary, bishop says

‘Even with her broken heart, she said ‘yes Lord, your will and not mine’

Pope Francis: Christian life always includes the cross

‘The Christian life always involves experiences of the cross; at times they can seem interminable’

In Lithuania, Francis tells priests to hear their people’s cries

Priests should ‘be close to their people and close to God in the tabernacle’

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Why Catholics should see the Met’s ‘Heavenly Bodies’ exhibition

The exhibition shows the folly of trying to remove religious references from contemporary culture

If Chinese communists can now appoint bishops, why can’t faithful Catholics?

The China deal raises serious questions over who exactly should be appointing prelates

In signing the China deal, the Vatican is taking an enormous risk

The regime has a record of breaking promises and disregarding agreements.

Who wants to be a bishop – after McCarrick?

The Vatican is struggling to regain control of major American dioceses

The Benedict XVI speech that everyone missed

‘The crisis of the Church is at its core a crisis of the clergy’

Many people in Britain struggle to find shelter. But Connor’s story shows there is hope

The St Vincent de Paul Society has helped many vulnerable people find homes

The theologian who understood the true meaning of love

Dietrich von Hildebrand wrote a passionate defence of Humanae Vitae

Increasing numbers of Catholics attend Sunday evening Mass

Many find the time more convenient – and are prepared to travel

China’s war on Christianity

Amid new rumours of a deal with the Holy See, persecution of Christians is at its highest level since the Cultural Revolution

How Padre Pio changed my life

The intervention of St Pio of Pietrelcina gave me the push I needed

Nuns don’t belong in horror movies

Screenwriters still resort to cliché when tackling the supernatural

Never again, again: Bishops promise action, but will it make a difference?

Ordinary Catholics want cultural and moral change, not bureaucracy

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