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British Government refuses to say whether proclaiming divinity of Christ is a hate crime

Lord Pearson says the government refused to answer when he asked whether stating religious belief could be 'hate'

Polish Church launches English-language Twitter account amid growing international scrutiny

Secular media outlets are taking interest in the country’s increasingly conservative, Catholic direction

British Government refuses to say whether proclaiming divinity of Christ is a hate crime

Lord Pearson says the government refused to answer when he asked whether stating religious belief could be ‘hate’

Pope Francis: It’s not enough just to ‘be good’. You must go to Mass

Christians need to draw strength from the Eucharist to live out the Gospel, the Pope said

Vatican to launch revamped news site

Vaticannews.va will bring together audio, text and video, and will launch in six languages

Vatican denies that Pope Francis uses WhatsApp

‘Reports of the Holy Father using WhatsApp are false’

‘They will unmask me eventually,’ says author of ‘The Dictator Pope’

The pseudonymous ‘Marcantonio Colonna’ claims Pope Francis has seen a shortlist of six possible authors

Abuse survivor resigns from Vatican child protection commission

Peter Saunders said he was ‘disappointed that the commission didn’t do what I thought it was set up to achieve’

Bishop to sue alleged child abuse victim

The bishop, who was defended by Cardinal Godfried Danneels in a previous case, faces new accusations

School inspectors want new powers to tackle faith schools that ‘clash with British values’

Ofsted also said it is a problem that there is no requirement to register home-schooled children

PICTURES: Massive pilgrimage honours Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico

Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patroness of Mexico

Cardinal Kasper: the controversy over Amoris Laetitia is now over

The publication of the Pope’s letter to the Buenos Aires bishops mean the matter is ‘hopefully’ settled, the cardinal said

Pro-life leaders from 13 countries accuse Pope Francis of failing to uphold Church teaching

One signatory accused the Pope and other members of the hierarchy of spreading errors

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Catholic of the Year: A generous man in a mean world

Wall Street investment banker, champion of the arts and human rights campaigner devoted to the poor, John Studzinski

How influential is Poland’s Catholic Church?

Western media paints Poland as a hotbed of extreme nationalism. The truth is far more complicated

How the Eucharist helps the lonely and the desperate

Difficult circumstances seem to make the Eucharist all the more powerful

The Adoration of the Shepherds is a great painting – but it belongs in a church, not a gallery

The painting, hanging in the National Gallery, has lost its true setting

‘The Dictator Pope’: a mixture of hearsay and insight

The anonymous book makes unproven claims. But some of its analysis is uncomfortably plausible

Paris’s new archbishop has a very unconventional background

Is this a sign of the direction in which Pope Francis is taking the Church?

The more godless Europe becomes, the less happy it will be

Spiritual hunger, just like physical hunger, results in unhappiness and not ‘living well’

We must not forget the plight of the Palestinian Christians

Israel’s friends need to call out its unjustified treatment of Palestine’s Christian community

Why Americans should celebrate the Immaculate Conception as their national holiday

If Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England can celebrate their patron saints, so can the USA

Spe Salvi: A masterpiece of hope

Lyrical and creative, Spe Salvi is the work of a brilliant mind

Why would a Saudi Prince pay $450m for a painting of Christ?

Could it be a sign of hope for Saudi Arabia’s persecuted Christian minority?

The European democracy still haunted by the ghosts of famine

Ukraine is still recovering from the Stalinist famine

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