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Pakistani Christian jailed for blasphemy is freed

Pakistani Christians celebrate Easter holiday following a mass at a church in a Christian neighborhood of Islamabad (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

A Pakistani Christian man sentenced to 25 years in jail for blasphemy was freed this week

Condoms may be ‘first step’ in moralisation of sexuality, says Pope

Pope Benedict XVI holds a copy of Light of the World with Peter Seewald, left, and Archbishop Rino Fisichella (Photo: PA)

But Benedict XVI says condoms are not a ‘moral solution’ to Aids  

Government should rethink university cuts, bishops say

Students and teachers protest against university funding cuts (Photo: PA)

Bishops express concerns after their autumn plenary meeting

Bishops fear ‘negative impact’ of higher education cuts – full text

Students and teachers gather in central London to protest against university funding cuts (Steve Parsons/PA)

Bishops concerned by ‘utilitarian approach’ to university funding

Bishops to promote ‘new culture of social responsibility’ – full text

Pope Benedict XVI greets David Cameron at the end of his visit to Britain (Photo: PA)

Bishops’ message echoes Cameron’s call for a big society

Dioceses give quarter of a million to fund Ordinariate

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster, Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark, and Auxiliary Bishop Alan Hopes of Westminster (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Extra funding will also be made available on a diocese by diocese basis, it was announced today

Bishops of England and Wales issue statement on Ordinariate

From left: Fr Marcus Stock, Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster, Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark, and Auxiliary Bishop Alan Hopes of Westminster (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Read the full text of the bishops’ statement on Anglicanorum coetibus

Vatican ‘disturbed’ by reports of illicit ordination in China

Vatican spokesman says that such an ordination would damage relations between the Holy See and China

Dr Rowan Williams: Ordinariate ‘may be prophetic’

Orthodox Metropolitan John Zizioulas and Dr Rowan Williams at the Vatican yesterday (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Dr Rowan Williams tells Vatican Radio he hopes the new structure will deepen appreciation of the Anglican patrimony

Pope: Church is witnessing a ‘springtime of Eucharistic adoration’

Pope Benedict XVI cites as evidence the adoration of 80,000 people at the Hyde Park vigil in September