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Catholic and Jewish leaders condemn fascist display at Rome funeral
Outrage in Italy after mourners give fascist salute outside church and coffin is draped in Nazi flag

Staff and agencies in Rome

11, Jan, 2022 @2:39 PM

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On birthrates, the pope is not one to preach | Brief letters
Brief letters: Parenthood | PMQs | Literature | Baby on board | Misheard prayers


06, Jan, 2022 @5:37 PM

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‘Insensitive’: pet owners react to pope’s remarks on animals and children
Comments made during a recent general audience at the Vatican criticised

Rachel Hall

06, Jan, 2022 @5:17 PM

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Maureen Byrne obituary
Other lives: Devout catholic at the heart of the local community in Wood Green, north London

Ryan Henson

05, Jan, 2022 @5:32 PM

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Victorian Catholic diocese found vicariously liable for child sexual abuse in landmark ruling
Church’s argument that it was not responsible for the abuse was rejected and described as ‘affront to common sense’

Christopher Knaus

04, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Pope calls for end to violence against women in new year message
Celebrating mass in St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, Francis says violence against women is insult to God

Jane Clinton

01, Jan, 2022 @12:49 PM

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Pope calls for dialogue on world stage in Christmas message
Pontiff looks to soothe global conflicts ranging from family feuds to threats of war in his speech

Kevin Rawlinson

25, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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No crying he makes? Let’s sing the truth in our Christmas carols | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to Emma Beddington’s article on Christmas carols, clarifying details and offering their own versions


17, Dec, 2021 @6:05 PM

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Anne Rice obituary
Leading writer of supernatural fiction whose 1976 novel Interview With the Vampire was turned into a hit film

David Barnett

15, Dec, 2021 @3:13 PM

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Spanish bishop who married erotica author is stripped of powers
Xavier Novell i Gomà was Spain’s youngest bishop before abandoning clerical career to marry Silvia Caballol

Sam Jones in Madrid

12, Dec, 2021 @1:03 PM

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Labor reaches out to religious communities with faith and climate summit
Kristina Keneally expresses support for every school to require all staff to ‘live out and profess’ its values

Paul Karp

06, Dec, 2021 @9:27 PM

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Pope castigates Europe over migration crisis during return to Lesbos
Francis says fear, indifference and cynical disregard continue to condemn people to death at sea

Helena Smith in Athens

05, Dec, 2021 @4:47 PM

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