Cardinal Vincent Nichols said he was delighted by the appointment of Theresa May as Britain's new prime minister because of her commitment to the fight against human trafficking.
Just Catholic: While papal meetings with Orthodox patriarchs encourage hopes of unity, Brexit seems aimed at breaking up the European Union.
Distinctly Catholic: A split Supreme Court decision on immigration reform in the U.S. while the U.K.'s voters opt to leave the European Union.
Opinion: The United Kingdom gives asylum to those who are fleeing religious persecution, but they use a vetting method scientifically shown to fail.
Distinctly Catholic: Should the UK stay or leave the European Union? A referendum will decide the matter next week.
If Britain votes to leave the European Union, Scotland's independence could remain a live issue for its five million inhabitants, 17 percent of whom are Catholic.
Irish clerical abuse survivor Marie Collins, a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, spoke to NCR and called Vatican bureaucracy "very difficult."
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Pope Francis was unwittingly thrust into the center of a long-running diplomatic dispute between Argentina and the United Kingdom after holding a sign calling for dialogue over the Falkland Islands.
Making a Difference: While this agreement is not perfect -- very few agreements are -- it is a solid, good agreement for the world.