Category - roman catholic church

  • 10 Mar 2014

    Pope Francis met with Rev Olav Fykse Tveit, Secretary General of the World Council of Churches, on 7 March in an encounter described as "very positive".

  • 15 Feb 2014

    Church leaders have urged David Cameron to rethink government policy on Britain accepting Syrian refugees.

  • 5 Feb 2014

    Nigerian bishops have abandoned Catholic social teaching by backing a new law which severely violates human rights. By supporting the misleadingly-named Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act, they have also distanced themselves from Pope Francis, who has called for a more pastoral approach to gays.

  • 3 Feb 2014

    WCC staff working on inter-religious coop aeration have welcomed representatives of the Catholic Church to Geneva.

  • 27 Nov 2013

    The current economic system is “unjust at the root”, Pope Francis declared. In a major new document, he urged Roman Catholics to work with fellow Christians and others towards a more humane and peaceful world.

  • 20 Sep 2013

    The Roman Catholic Church should focus less on preaching against abortion, contraception and homosexuality and more on its ministry of mercy, Pope Francis has said.

  • 3 Sep 2013

    Scientist Guy Consolmagno SJ from the Vatican Observatory will give the first in an autumn series of talks at the Lauriston Jesuit Centre in Edinburgh On Saturday 14 September 2013.

  • 14 Aug 2013

    The high-profile Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) began its latest assembly in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday 13 August.

  • 14 Jun 2013

    Muff, County Donegal, near Derry, Ireland - A gathering of returned missionaries at the Island of Saints and Scholars Centre (IOSAS) recalled the long tradition of Irish people leaving families and friends and going overseas, for life, to bring the Gospel message of God's love and to build up the community of justice and faith.

  • 22 Mar 2013

    We have begun to learn something of the varied influences that have shaped the new pontiff. What is required from the new pope today, says Dr Harry Hagopian, is more than an evocative name and a humble posture. Catholicism also needs someone who can bringing a cleansing brush to bear on tired structures, on the abuse scandal, and on the existential, ecclesial, structural, ecumenical and global challenges that Christians face in a fast-changing world. It is a monumental task, but which many hope the first Jesuit pontiff can begin and lead.