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Cardinal Walter Kasper (CNS)

Catholic Church invited to join commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

Pope Francis accepting a gift from the Archbishop  of Canterbury in June (CNS)

ARCIC has always been a reductionist body, part of a subversive movement whose indifferentism has caused huge damage to the faith of Catholics in the pew

Michael Gove has been appointed Conservative Chief Whip (PA)

The outgoing Education Secretary wanted to revitalise the Catholic school system, but he only met heel-dragging and indifference

Archbishop Welby with Pope Francis in June (AP)

Father Anthony Currer says it is significant that change has been implemented by the Church of England

The Church of England has voted to allow women to become bishops  (PA)

From a Catholic point of view, nothing much has changed – it is the principle of female ordination that is the sticking point.

The theme of the synod will be the 'pastoral challenges of the family in the context of evangelisation' (PA)

Topics in working document include some of the most controversial areas of Church teaching on the family

The newly elected Ukrainian president Petro  Poroshenko (PA)

‘Together Ukrainian citizens are saying no to tyranny,’ say the country’s Permanent Synod of Bishops

Nansen primary school is one of five Birmingham schools placed in special measures (CNS)

Catholic Education Service says ‘many people are confusing extremism with religion’

Retired Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski who died on Sunday (CNS)

Retired General Wojciech Jaruzelski dies at the age of 90

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and Atletico's Arda Turan doing battle earlier this season (PA)

In 1907 the seminarians of the Royal English College at Valladolid thrashed the mighty Real Madrid