Archbishop criticises Trump’s budget plan

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, has said Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to aid programmes run counter to American principles, saying the nation “recognises that our worth is judged by how we treat the most vulnerable among us”.

Pope appoints new Italian bishops’ leader

Pope Francis has appointed Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti as president of the Italian bishops’ conference. Cardinal Bassetti was given a red hat in Francis’s first consistory.

Revolution martyrs honoured in Moscow

Patriarch Kirill has consecrated a cathedral next to Moscow’s Sretensky Monastery, dedicated to the martyrs of Bolshevism.

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