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Police sex abuse handling over Pluscarden allegations questioned.

Southwark: Blessed Oscar Romero (above) Thanksgiving Mass.

Australian right scuppers gay marriage bid. Tony Abbot vows to allow vote on ‘equal marriage.’

Catholic parishes rushing supplies to Calais migrants.

Baptising children to gain entry to Catholic schools ‘fundamentally disturbing,’ says Irish education minister.

Caritas says migrant crisis in Kos is getting worse each day.

Ukraine: Catholic, Orthodox leaders speak out against gay pride parade.

Vatican newspaper: Crisis of the family in alcohol, drug abuse among youth.

Philippines: Nun wins major human rights award.

Sudan: Four Christian women cleared of indecency charges, three fined.

Cilla Black is to be buried in her home city of Liverpool. Her funeral service will be held at St Mary’s Church, Woolton, on August 20.


An accidental best-seller: Plush Pope Francis toy.

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