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European Church leaders fear consequences of Brexit vote

Pro-European protesters demonstrate outside Downing Street after the referendum (AP)

Dream of European unity must not be 'buried by self-serving gravediggers', says Austrian bishop

Pro-European protesters demonstrate outside Downing Street after the referendum (AP)

European Church leaders fear consequences of Brexit vote

Dream of European unity must not be ‘buried by self-serving gravediggers’, says Austrian bishop

Pope Francis arrives at the Apostolic Cathedral of Etchmiadzin, Yerevan (AP)

Faith, tried and true, gives hope for future, Pope tells Armenians

Francis underlines need for dialogue and reconciliation on first day of visit

Peter Saunders (PA)

I’m still on the Vatican commission, says abuse survivor Peter Saunders

Saunders says he hopes to lead a ‘victims and survivors’ consultative panel’ to assist the commission

Pope Francis visits the Apostolic Cathedral of Etchmiadzint, Yerevan, Armenia, on the first day of a three-day visit (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Pope Francis hails Armenia as a ‘herald of Christ among the nations’

For Armenia, the Pope said, faith was not a ‘garment to be donned or doffed’ but an essential part of its identity

Pope Francis, flanked by Vatican's spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi, right, talks to journalists on board the airplane on his way to Yerevan, Armenia (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Pope Francis says Brexit vote leaves Europe with a ‘great responsibility’

Onboard the papal flight to Armenia the Pope called for efforts to protect ‘the good of the people of the United Kingdom’

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster at the closing synod session (CNS)

Cardinal Nichols: ‘Today we set out on a new course that will be demanding on all’

The cardinal said Britain must now ‘work hard to show ourselves to be good neighbours’

The Bishops of England and Wales pose with Pope Francis during their ad limina visit (Photo: Mazur/

Bishops call for return of ‘mutual respect and civility’ after Brexit vote

The Bishops of England and Wales said the decision to leave the European Union ‘must be respected’

Pope Francis will visit a memorial commemorating the Armenian Genocide this weekend (AP)

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Auxiliary Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin following his 2012 episcopal ordination (CNS photo/courtesy of UCAnews)

Vatican is following the case of Bishop Ma, says spokesman

Fr Lombardi says Pope Francis remembers Chinese Catholics every day in prayer

Orthodox patriarchs and primates at the Orthodox Academy of Crete last week (CNS)

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A US soldier in Iraq hold an ultrasound image of his unborn daughter sent to him by his wife (PA)

California churches forced to cover abortion in healthcare plans

The coverage includes late-term abortions and “those performed for reasons of ‘sex selection’

Pope Francis embraces Catholicos Karekin II of Etchmiadzin, patriarch of the Armenian Apostolic Church, during an April 12 Mass in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide (CNS photo/Cristian Gennari)

Armenia has a genius for rising above suffering, says Francis ahead of visit

The papal message was broadcast on Armenian television

The sun rises on the Houses of Parliament the morning after Britain vote to leave the EU

The shock of the referendum could signal a new politics – or something darker

Two things drove the anger behind Brexit: a decline in living standards, and a feeling of powerlessness

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Thanks to social media, Britons are becoming enclosed in virtual echo chambers (AP)

Facebook is creating an ever more silent majority

However loud you are on social media your vote is worth no more than those who say nothing

David Cameron announces his resignation after Britain voted to leave the European Union (Photo: PA)

The matter is decided – Britain is leaving. So what happens now?

We need to put the divisions of the past behind us and tell our European friends how important they are to us

Pope Francis greets Armenian Orthodox leader Karekin II at the Vatican last year (AP)

Armenia must have a special place in God’s heart

Pope Francis is about to encounter one of the world’s great Christian civilisations

Graffiti in Beirut: anti-Semitism is rising not only in the Muslim world but also in Europe (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Trendy anti-Zionists are reawakening medieval hatred against Jews

Anti-Semitism is still rife in society – some of it carefully concealed. Catholics must help to fight it

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, center, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, right, and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, speak on a roof overlooking the Kremlin in Moscow (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Dmitry Astakhov, Presidential Press Service)

Is Orthodoxy unravelling?

After 50 years of preparation, the Pan-Orthodox Council has fallen apart at the last minute. Many are blaming Moscow, but that is far too simplistic

A shrine in Auriesville, New York, dedicated to three martyred Jesuit missionaries (CNS)

The land where the Jesuits embraced modernity

Book review: American Jesuits and the World by John T McGreevy

Eucharistic adoration at a prayer service for vocations at Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington, New York (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz, Long Island Catholic) (May 29, 2013)

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The ‘most real thing in our everyday existence should be the Eucharist’, according to author Francis J Pierson

Catholics have always been prepared to give when the request is rooted in people, relationships and mission  (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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Cider apples at a farm in south Gloucestershire. The Second Severn Crossing is in the background (PA)

Forget the Remain propaganda. This vote is about Britain’s spiritual identity

The Establishment was wrong about the gold standard, appeasement and the ERM. Now it’s wrong to back Remain

Volunteers at the Black Country Food Bank in Halesowen prepare food parcels (PA)

Christians have a duty to the vulnerable – the evidence suggests we should vote Remain

People will be poorer, food will be more expensive and jobs will be lost if we leave the EU