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The role of the traditional parish church fiercely defended by Pope Francis

Cardinal John Tong said the Church ‘cannot and should not’ intervene in political struggles in China

Aisling Hubert incurred a £47,000 fine in court fees after launching private prosecutions against two doctors

Christian minorities from Iraq and Syria left feeling ‘betrayed’ as humanitarian assistance fails to reach them

Memorial service held in Ohio yesterday for Sister of Charity and environmental campaigner

The cardinal said Amoris Laetitia proposed ‘a new pastoral approach’ which was ‘more dialogical and merciful’

A Satanist group is attempting to start after-school programmes in at least nine school districts

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Pontiff says that in the Year of Mercy it’s ‘ever clearer that the path of forgiveness can truly renew the Church and the world’

New Boko Haram leader announced, with new threats aimed at Christians