Respect for religious freedom is a “fundamental” indicator of a democracy’s health, Vatican “foreign minister” Archbishop Paul Gallagher has said.
The Polish bishops have urged clerical abuse victims to come forward in order to “aid in cleansing” the Church.
A jailed Vietnamese Catholic activist has gone hunger strike in protest at the mistreatment of political prisoners.
Massimo Faggioli argues that “the Catholic Church today is much more complex than ever before”.
Fr Robert Barron suggests that Bruce Jenner and the recent “shadow council” in Rome have something in common.
And the Pew Research Center says “Francis will need to pick up the pace” if he hopes to compete with Leo XIII as a writer of encyclicals.
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