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Africa’s Catholic churches face competition and a troubled legacy as they grow
Africa’s Catholic churches face competition and a troubled legacy as they grow
Pope Francis has completed his seven-day tour of three African countries: Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius. It was a significant trip for a...
Faith is a feminist issue for women in the Catholic church
Faith is a feminist issue for women in the Catholic church
A woman lies prostrate in front of the altar while three officiants in cassocks, stoles and vestments lead the service.
Take me to church ... on my app
Take me to church ... on my app
I stopped going to church with a Bible. I grew frustrated by the page-flipping Olympics that would render me disqualified if I used the contents...
Mauritius: Paradise for who?
Mauritius: Paradise for who?
Carou Labonne has always been proud of Mauritius, the island she calls home. “I’ve always said it is paradise,” she says.
Keeping the faith
Keeping the faith
I work with words. Words allow me to give voice and character to the world around me. But words are shysters. They change and grow or shrink...
Pope Francis names first Sri Lankan saint
Pope Francis names first Sri Lankan saint
Pope Francis named the first saint to come from Sri Lanka at a waterfront Mass for more than half a million people in Colombo on...
Out-of-touch Church of England in for gloomy future
Out-of-touch Church of England in for gloomy future
The Church of England is already disestablished in all the ways that really matter. Whatever it tells itself, it has drifted to the margins of...
Pope says gays should not be marginalised
Pope says gays should not be marginalised
In a broad-ranging 80-minute conversation with journalists on the plane bringing him back from a week-long visit to Brazil on Sunday night, he also...
[Video]Pimples: Dude, where's our moral compass?
[Video]Pimples: Dude, where's our moral compass?
The Pimples, staunch Catholics that they are, go to the Vatican to witness the election of a new Pope. To hymns of praise, a strange figure appears.
[Slideshow]All the papacy’s men
[Slideshow]All the papacy’s men
We take a look at seven of the most likely candidates to take over from Pope Benedict XVI, the first pope to resign in 600 years.
The pope advises his followers to use Twitter
The pope advises his followers to use Twitter
The social networking sites – often associated with postings of idle gossip and baby photos – could be used as "portals of truth...
Bloggers crack invites from Vatican to first blog summit
Bloggers crack invites from Vatican to first blog summit
The Vatican on Monday invited 150 bloggers from around the world to a first-ever blogging summit, increasingly aware of the important role...

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