When the Vatican announced its survey ahead of the Synod of Bishops, the bishops of England and Wales were the first in the world to put it online.
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The Queen of England will visit Pope Francis at the Vatican in April, Buckingham Palace announced.
A Feb. 4 statement said Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, will meet the pope on April 3.
The queen and prince will visit Rome at the invitation of Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, the statement said.
It said the royal couple would attend a private lunch hosted by the president at the presidential palace, then would have an audience with the pope at the Vatican.
With little more than two months to go before Britain’s first same-sex marriage, the College of Bishops issued a statement saying that “no change” to the teaching on marriage is proposed or envisioned.
From a pair of popes to gay marriage to terrorism, Rudin summarizes what he thinks are the top 10 religion stories from 2013.
But for the tragedy in the Philippines, 2013 is ending as a quiet year for humanitarian events, right? Not necessarily.
The Church of England's governing body has approved new proposals that would allow women bishops to be ordained by this time next year.