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The Cardinal was responding to German politician Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, who called for female ordination

He is the most senior cleric ever convicted of the crime

The island’s legislature voted down a proposal to look into legalising the practice

They claim there is a ‘real and substantial risk’ of media coverage prejudicing the trial

His comments come as debate over Communion for Protestants intensifies

The Bishop of Shrewsbury accused the government of betraying its manifesto promise on Catholic schools

The government will keep a policy that effectively prevents the Church from opening new free schools

The refusal is a blow for proposals to introduce assisted suicide on the island

There are concerns the move will disproportionately hit the pro-life side

The Dutch cardinal said the Pope should have clearly rejected proposals to allow Protestants to receive Communion