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Pope seeks to encourage Colombian reconciliation in forthcoming trip

The Pope will also celebrate Mass in Bogota's Simon Bolivar park that is expected to draw up to a million people

Vatican’s Jacobite treasures go on display in Edinburgh museum

Artefacts are on loan to the Museum of Scotland for a new exhibition about Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites

Court drops charges against pro-life activists who filmed Planned Parenthood executives

David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt faced charges for recording Planned Parenthood executives without their consent

Bishop calls on government to keep Catholic schools promise

The Conservative pledge to remove the faith admissions cap on new schools was omitted from the Queen’s Speech

Catholic who died in London Bridge attack given anti-terrorism award

Ignacio Echeverria received a gold medal from Spain’s Dignity and Justice, a support group for terror victims

Patriarch to consecrate the Middle East to the Immaculate Heart

The consecration by Cardinal Rai will take place at Fatima on Sunday

Philippines bishops urge Catholics to fight ‘fake news’

Spreading ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative facts’ is a sin against charity, the Philippine bishops said

US judge halts the deportation of more than 100 Iraqi Christians

The group, mostly made up of Chaldean Catholics, has been granted a two-week reprieve

San Francisco archbishop hailed as US Church’s ‘last progressive lion’ dies aged 88

Archbishop John Quinn had called for major reforms to the Curia and College of Cardinals for the sake of Christian unity

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Dutch royals pick up 400-year-old family heirloom during Vatican visit

William of Orange’s baton, lost during the 16th-century Dutch War of Independence, had been housed in a Jesuit convent in Spain

Pope Francis gives South Sudan nearly half a million dollars in aid

Cardinal Turkson said the gift was to ‘make tangible the closeness of the Church’ after a papal visit was postponed

Catholics in Manila celebrate Cardinal Tagle’s birthday by giving blood

The organiser of the blood collection drive said ‘the best gift is to help save or extend somebody’s life’

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Pope seeks to encourage Colombian reconciliation in forthcoming trip

The Pope will also celebrate Mass in Bogota’s Simon Bolivar park that is expected to draw up to a million people

No matter what their detractors say, convent schools provided a great education

Almost all who have had the privilege of being educated in convents remember nuns whose lives were ones of fulfilment, vigour and purpose

Why the Son sits on the Father’s ‘right hand’, according to St Augustine

We all have the potential to be enthroned as co-heirs with Christ

Why is Pope Francis staying away from Argentina?

By January next year, the Pope will have visited nearly every country in South America – apart from his homeland

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How Canada once led the way in religious freedom

Canada’s distinct history is one of religious pluralism, toleration and liberty

Why Cardinal Sarah terrifies his critics

Cardinal Sarah’s opponents have attacked his views and called for his sacking. His response has been a gracious silence

The uncanny parallels between JRR Tolkien and AE Housman

Tolkien and Housman had more in common than meets the eye

Even in the midst of the Holocaust, human goodness could shine through

Personal stories are always worth recording, especially when they relate to a true historical event of almost unimaginable horror

If the dubia go unanswered, the consequences could be catastrophic

It is dangerous to the credibility of the Church, that what should be considered good in Germany should be considered wrong in Poland

Want to get young people involved in the Church? Take them on a pilgrimage

Don’t talk to teenagers about religion, just do some religion with them

The Grenfell Tower protests have morphed into an anti-government hatefest

The demonstrators show every sign of being led by professional political agitators

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