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Vatican approves special ‘Mass in the Time of Pandemic’

The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments has approved a special ‘Mass in the Time of Pandemic’ to plead for God's mercy and gift of strength in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The Mass opens with a prayer that God would ‘look with compassion on...

Cardinal Tagle, in new position, looks for lessons learned in lockdown

Starting a new job always involves a learning curve, but Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle got much more than he bargained for when he moved to Rome in February to begin his duties as prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples. Not only did he...

General Election: Theresa May seeks Queen’s permission to form Government

Theresa May has gone to Buckingham Palace to ask the Queen for permission to form a government in the wake of the disastrous snap election which has robbed Conservatives of their overall majority in the House of Commons.

The PM set off from 10 Downing Street with husband Philip to make the short journey to the palace in a chauffeur driven Government car.

The move came after it was made clear that Mrs May has no intention of standing down as Conservative leader, despite calls from among her own MPs for her to consider her position.

It is thought that she is hopeful of striking some sort of deal with the Democratic Unionist Party to allow Tories to continue in government despite failing to achieve an absolute majority in the House of Commons.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has urged her to resign and allow him to form a minority administration, declaring: “We are ready to serve this country.”

Picture: Theresa May and husband Philip leave Downing Street to travel to Buckingham Palace for an audience with Queen Elizabeth II after the General Election resulted in a hung parliament. (Jonathan Brady/PA Wire).

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Vatican approves special ‘Mass in the Time of Pandemic’

The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments has approved a special ‘Mass in the Time of Pandemic’ to plead for God's mercy and gift of strength in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The Mass opens with a prayer that God would ‘look with compassion on...

Cardinal Tagle, in new position, looks for lessons learned in lockdown

Starting a new job always involves a learning curve, but Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle got much more than he bargained for when he moved to Rome in February to begin his duties as prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples. Not only did he...