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Kent parish makes first move towards Ordinariate

An Anglican parish in Kent makes the first moves towards joining an Ordinariate in a lay driven initiative

The exact cost is not yet known but estimates suggest the Church in Britain is still several million short

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Dom Antony Sutch joins Matthew Parris and lawyer Geoffrey Robertson to argue that Christians are not ‘bashed’ in Britain

Italian Archbishop Rino Fisichella (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop Fisichella, president of the pontifical council for evangelising the West, says his first step is to set up a computer

‘Vicious and menacing’ burglar jailed for two years after breaking into priest’s home and stealing charity boxes

Miner Osman Araya hugs his wife after being hoisted to the surface in Copiapo, Chile (CNS photo/Hugo Infante-Government of Chile via Reuters)

Round-the-clock vigils and Masses for the miners are held around the country as the men are pulled out of the mine one by one

Ushaw College

Ushaw College may close next spring

Trustees announce proposal to close 400-year-old seminary in June due to low student numbers and rising costs

Children dressed as saints in a costume workshop in Kansas (Photo: CNS)

Pumpkins should have smiley expressions and have crosses cut into the foreheads, according to a campaign endorsed by bishops

Pope Benedict leaves a prayer service at the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls in Rome, where he announced the new Pontifical Council for New Evangelisation (Photo: CNS)

Pope Benedict XVI says new pontifical council aimed at re-evangelising the west will help ‘remake the Christian fabric of society’

Church leaders follow prayer books at the opening session of the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East (Photo: CNS)

Opening Synod statement said some countries in the Middle East limit freedom of religion and violate freedom of conscience