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Pope Francis said the group was 'witness to the growing understanding and appreciation of the bonds of brotherhood and reconciliation' (CNS)

Holy Father marks 50th anniversary of ecumenical group

The church received the news this week (Photo: 
Philip Chidell)

Historic church receives much-needed help for repairs

A Mass in Nebraska marks the end of the archdiocesan phase of Fr Edward Flanagan's Cause (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 25/06/15

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis reflected on the hurt family members can cause each other in his latest general audience talk

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi (CNS)

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi has said that Europe is practicing a policy of contradictions

Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez

Archbishop Jose Gomez said legalisation of assisted suicide is wrong response to a public health crisis

A migrant is assisted after arriving in Reggio Calabria, Italy (CNS)

French, German and Italian bishops have issued formal statements in response to migration crisis

Melkite Patriarch Gregoire III Laham has urged the world's nation to help Syria (CNS)

The region is ‘bleeding’ Christians as large numbers flee Syria and Lebanon

The Vatican said that women were exploited in both the developed and developing world (CNS)

The instrumentum laboris criticises the surrogate culture of ‘wombs for rent’