CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The first woman bishop could be named by the end of the year with the appointment of at least three additional women sometime in 2015. In parts of Africa, it may take longer.
(RNS) Former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey, who unexpectedly intervened saying it would not be “anti-Christian” to believe that terminally ill people should be allowed to die with dignity, supports the new bill.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “Many of my advisers who are fighting it with me are giving me reliable data that estimates pedophilia inside the church at a level of 2 percent,” Pope Francis was quoted as saying.
(RNS) Linda Midgett, producer of the documentary “The Stranger,” says some evangelicals support immigration reform because they view it “from the lens of Christ.”
(RNS) Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will preside over a historic General Synod meeting at the University of York when a make-or-break vote on the subject is expected Monday (July 14).
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “There are many challenges and much work ahead,” Australian Cardinal George Pell said. “The Holy Father has made it clear these changes should move forward expeditiously.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Leonine Forum serves up conversations and lectures, along with drinks and dinner, to the future Catholic elite in America, many of them in their 20s, and eager for a more intellectual grounding in their faith’s teachings.
(RNS) “The prosperity gospel seems to be fundamentally opposed to the message that Francis has been spreading. But he has shown that he’s willing to meet with just about anyone,” said Michael Peppard, a professor of theology at Fordham University.