Monthly Archives: May 2013

Archbishops tell MPs: ‘not too late to think again on same-sex marriage’

The president and vice-president of the Catholic bishops’ conference of England and Wales have urged MPs to consider the impact of the same-sex marriage Bill when they vote on its third reading next week (20-21 May). Urging MPs to consider … Continue reading

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Annual results to go online in latest Vatican Bank reform

The Institute for the Works of Religion (IOR), commonly known as the ‘Vatican Bank’, will publish its annual accounts online by the end of the year, the Holy See said today. The announcement was made by the IOR’s new president, Ernst von … Continue reading

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Cardinal O’Brien to do penance outside Scotland, Vatican says

Cardinal Keith O’Brien, who in February resigned as Archbishop of Edinburgh & St Andrews after admitting to allegations of sexual misconduct, “will be leaving Scotland for several months for the purpose of spiritual renewal, prayer and penance”, the Vatican said … Continue reading

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Archbishop Nichols warns against immigration policies in response to ‘fear & pessimism’

Government policies which make it harder for immigrants from outside the European Union to be united with their families should be “more sensitively shaped” for the common good, the Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, told a congregation of over 2,000 … Continue reading

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Pope Francis calls for just wage, deplores ‘slave labour’

A society that “does not pay a just wage”, that “does not give work” to people and that “only looks to its balance books, that only seeks profit” is unjust and goes against God, Pope Francis said in a homily … Continue reading

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