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Bishop Paul McAleenan welcomed the government’s apology

The bishops said they hoped for a ‘renewed appreciation of the fundamental importance of sexual difference’

They also said that the Pope has agreed to meet Cardinal Marx in Rome

Pope Francis has allegedly backed the rejection, but no details have been made public

The English and Welsh Bishops defended Alder Hey hospital hours after Alfie’s father begged Pope Francis to grant his son ‘asylum’

Tom Evans met the Pope before the Pontiff’s weekly general audience

Catholic, Anglican and Methodist leaders said vulnerable people would be at risk

Rising demand means priests are saying some prayers over the phone, Cardinal Simoni said

He prayed that sick people are cared for ‘with the unanimous support of family members, doctors and other medical professionals’

The parish will be run by the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter