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Vatican and China sign ‘provisional agreement’ on bishops

The Vatican said the deal would 'contribute positively to the life of the Church in China'

Find strength in tolerance and solidarity, Pope urges Lithuanians

‘More and more voices are sowing division and confrontation,’ Holy Father says

Vatican and China sign ‘provisional agreement’ on bishops

The Vatican said the deal would ‘contribute positively to the life of the Church in China’

Der Spiegel heavily criticises Francis’s papacy in 19-page report

The German magazine says the Pope ignored abuse survivors in Argentina

Newspaper ‘republished old news’ on abuse, Dutch bishops say

Recent media reports ‘give the impression cases from decades ago have only just occurred’, a spokeswoman said

#WhyImCatholic movement shares hope at difficult time for Church

Catholic Extension has asked ordinary believers to send in their stories

Bishop accused of rape arrested in India

The bishop recently wrote to the Vatican asking to be relieved of administration of his diocese

Cardinal Tobin will not attend Oct. Vatican synod

The Cardinal said pastoral obligations in his archdiocese meant he could not be present

Retired Green Bay auxiliary bishop failed to report abuse, withdraws from ministry

The former Auxiliary Bishop of Green Bay said he will spend his time making reparation for what he failed to do

Two more Chilean bishops step down in wake of abuse crisis

The Pope has now accepted the resignation of seven Chilean bishops since June

Finnish Foreign Minister survives no-confidence vote over pro-life views

Opposition parties tried to force him out because of his pro-life stance

Archbishop Chaput publishes strong criticism of Youth Synod document

He published analysis by a ‘respected North American theologian’ raising concerns over the document

Pope: those exploiting foreigners for profit will pay on Judgment Day

These people should look into their own conscience ‘knowing that one day they will have to answer to God’

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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

Episcopalis communio: three things you need to know about the Pope’s new document

Is the ‘apostolic constitution’ as big a deal as people think?

Episcopalis communio: what does the Pope’s new document mean for the Church?

The new law appears to combine the Synod’s teaching authority with that of the Roman Pontiff

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