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  1. Cabrini chief to leave after just over a year
  2. Bishops hold historic prayer meeting in More’s cell
  3. Archdiocese signs NHS contract
  4. Media shift over UK papal visit
  5. Church reaches out to millions of Philippines typhoon victims
  6. Synod opens new door to women bishops
  7. Churches respond to homeless crisis
  8. Churches respond to homeless crisis
  9. Bishops anticipate Synod on Family with call for more compassionate Church
  10. Church ‘vital to social cohesion’, says Welby in New Year message
  11. Lonely calling?
  12. Catholic MP dies at 60 after collapsing while running
  13. UK ambassador denies Pope is a Marxist
  14. Campaign launched to buy recusant mansion
  15. Poll finds left-right split between Catholics and Anglicans
  16. Oratory wins latest round in selection battle
  17. Lynch says immigration bill endangers refugees
  18. Smith laments tragedy of easy abortion
  19. Charity under pressure to break even
  20. Parishes to get leaflets on assisted dying
  21. Loss-making charity may have to slash services
  22. Clegg speaks up for faith schools
  23. MP challenges Clegg over faith schools
  24. Cabrini plunges deeper into the red
  25. Cabrini axes nurseries and 25 staff
  26. SCHOOL REPORT - Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School and Language College, Coventry
  27. Francis denounces Mafia at prayer vigil
  28. Cash boost for cathedral that will serve Saudi Arabia
  29. Dioceses told to apply for cathedral grants
  30. Pope goes to confession in public
  31. Lynch urges Government to help trafficked people
  32. Christians urged to boycott BJP
  33. Newest nation ‘spiralling into civil war’
  34. Leeds stabbing should not lead to ‘prison-like’ security in schools
  35. Anglican Church celebrates 20 years of women priests
  36. Bring on the fire
  37. Pope Paul VI ‘to be beatified’
  38. Churches pledge electoral neutrality
  39. Bishops ‘behind the times’ in support for failed marriages
  40. Longley says Oratorians play central role in Church
  41. Modest rise in entries to seminaries
  42. Cardinal Newman Catholic School, Hove, East Sussex
  43. Private grief or public property?
  44. Catholic children placed with gay couple
  45. Christian women targeted for rape and torture
  46. Migrants and innovation help to stem decline in church attendance
  47. Nuncio welcomes ‘rebirth’ of Catholicism in Ireland
  48. Clarke attacks Government for excluding RE
  49. Cardinal celebrates marriage with hundreds of couples
  50. Church of England schools admissions will be open to all
  51. Just under 200,000 abortions last year in England and Wales
  52. Sexual violence wounds humanity, Nichols tells summit
  53. Convert or go to Hell, Pope tells mobsters
  54. Convert or go to Hell, Pope tells mobsters
  55. Judges reject right to die bid but ask Parliament to look at the matter
  56. Catholic teachers told to accommodate Muslim students
  57. Bishops must be servants, cardinal says
  58. Governors attack plans to scrap Christian assemblies
  59. Archbishops of Edinburgh and Liverpool receive pallium
  60. Riposte to discrimination ruling
  61. Stratford Caldecott
  62. Women of the Year named
  63. Cuts to transport subsidy changing Catholic schools
  64. Prayer for today
  65. Parents put off by Mass timings, says survey
  66. ‘Make Mass family-friendly’
  67. Wraparound care
  68. Churches seek repair grants to safeguard buildings
  69. Rome ‘must lead way in defending persecuted Christians’
  70. Politicians and policymakers back Catholic solution to economic crisis
  71. Commission closure ‘lost opportunity’
  72. School report: St Mary’s Catholic Academy, Blackpool, Lancashire
  73. MP lines up against plans to charge migrants for NHS care
  74. Cafod backs CST as basis for economic reform
  75. Conry resignation ‘devastating’
  76. War fund awards cash for Catholic cathedral repairs
  77. Church must serve society
  78. A cry for humanity
  79. Churches ‘must unite for the persecuted’
  80. British children ‘do not know the meaning of Christmas’
  81. Adoption agency to close
  82. Vulnerability is not a liability
  83. Tartaglia pays tribute to family killed by bin lorry
  84. Bishops criticise Wolf Hall depiction of Thomas More
  85. Christianity faces ‘extinction’ in Iraq
  86. Anti-slavery tsar to meet with Polish bishops
  87. Breakdown in the classroom
  88. MPs back parents’ right to remove pupils from sex-education classes
  89. O’Toole unveils radical evangelisation plan
  90. ‘Stir yourselves’ – engage in politics
  91. Bishop Conry is right: Christmas is about more than immediate family
  92. Social media is the best thing that’s happened to friendship
  93. Disney’s ‘Frozen’ is gay propaganda? Give me a break
  94. Tattoos are no reason for a Catholic school to exclude someone
  95. Church rushes aid to Westgate
  96. 45 Syrian Christians massacred in town of Sadad
  97. Peers oppose assisted dying bill
  98. Church rushing aid to areas devastated by Philippines typhoon
  99. CofE: 're-evangelise or die out'
  100. Francis' embrace ‘felt like Paradise’, says man disfigured by disease
  101. CofE Synod steps closer to approving women bishops
  102. Prayers for Mandela – and words from incarcerated Shanghai bishop
  103. US faith groups call for gun curbs
  104. Robson named to Dunkeld after diocese’s three-year wait
  105. Welby challenges energy bosses on fuel poverty
  106. Time Magazine names Pope Francis ‘person of the year’
  107. MPs and bishops step into same boat as impoverished migrants
  108. Stand-off as Chinese diocese refuses to bury its bishop
  109. Duncan Smith hits back on food banks amid homelessness crisis
  110. Historic Lancaster library to close at end of year
  111. Francis prays for victims of theatre collapse
  112. Francis prays for victims of theatre collapse
  113. Bishops in England speak up for ‘urban outcasts’ and persecuted Christians at Midnight Masses
  114. Christians killed in bomb attack as they leave Christmas Day service in Iraq
  115. Queen speaks of importance of prayer and reflection in Christmas Message
  116. Support 'unconventional' families, bishops tell parishes
  117. Chinese burial row resolved as officials buy new cemetery for diocese
  118. New Year's honours for Mizen parents and Anglican archbishop
  119. Catholic MP ‘seriously ill’ after collapsing during run
  120. Ordinariate establishes first monastery
  121. Luton priest found dead in car after three days
  122. Welby urges Christians to emulate Mandela and challenge injustice
  123. Withhold aid from regimes that persecute Christians, argues Fox
  124. Sarah Teather decided to resign during Jesuit retreat
  125. Catholic MP Paul Goggins dies aged 60
  126. 33 Christians die in central Nigeria massacre
  127. Vatican refuses to extradite Polish archbishop accused of abuse
  128. Nichols the cardinal: ‘another step on priestly journey full of surprises’
  129. Women bishops could be appointed by Christmas
  130. Church leaders pin hopes on Syria peace talks in Geneva
  131. Coronation Street character's death 'will fuel calls for assisted suicide'
  132. Pope Benedict XVI defrocked hundreds of abusive priests
  133. Egypt's Christians ‘sing and dance for joy’ at new inclusive constitution
  134. Cardinal backs campaign to buy recusant mansion Sawston Hall
  135. Government’s immigration bill 'could endanger migrants’ health'
  136. Prestigious London Oratory wins latest round in selection battle
  137. Francis meets real-life Philomena, subject of Oscar-nominated film
  138. Catholic children’s charity Cabrini under pressure to break even
  139. Sentamu calls for living wage to make work pay for lowest earners
  140. Paul Bhatti death threats over probe into his brother's murder
  141. CofE's final vote on women bishops to take place in July
  142. Edwina Currie wrong to criticise foodbanks, counters charity
  143. Boko Haram suspected in massacre of 106 Christians and Muslims
  144. Prenups would empty marriage vows of meaning, warns bishop
  145. Christ is uniting us, says Welby as Catholic and Lutheran move in
  146. Catholic band disinvited from youth gathering because of abuse video
  147. Loss-making children’s charity Cabrini may have to slash services
  148. Bishops brief parishes on assisted dying as debate gathers pace
  149. Carey brands CofE bishops ‘only partially correct’ in welfare analysis
  150. Fugitive priest pleads guilty to multiple charges of abuse
  151. Bishop to lead parliamentary inquiry into food poverty
  152. Cardinal and Welby launch joint Lent prayer week
  153. Clegg speaks up for faith schools – as long as they do not segregate
  154. Nichols ups the ante on Government's welfare cuts
  155. Let poverty and suffering shock you again, urges Pope at start of Lent
  156. Catholic MP challenges Clegg over his praise of faith schools
  157. Troubled Cabrini charity plunges further into the red
  158. Care minister backs assisted dying as GPs reject change in law
  159. Head of London's Met police at Vatican trafficking conference
  160. Mary McAleese to become patron of women's theology institute
  161. Pope, Welby and Grand imam in joint anti-trafficking push
  162. London priest imprisoned for anti-war protests
  163. Church attack in Kenya leaves six dead and 17 injured
  164. Cash boost for Gulf cathedral that will serve Catholics in Saudi Arabia
  165. Buckfast Abbey to unveil ‘stupendous’ mural by nun, 79
  166. Last Catholic adoption agency wins appeal
  167. Indonesian court revokes church building permit after protests
  168. Obama and Pope discuss injustice, immigration, religious freedom
  169. Cafod head: governments should be shamed by Rwandan genocide
  170. Pope Francis to move into yurt in Vatican Gardens
  171. Pope Francis goes to Confession in public
  172. British Government must do more to help victims of trafficking
  173. 'Christians in Africa would die if CofE accepted gay marriage'
  174. Britain is a Christian nation – get over it, says Pickles
  175. Fears of 'worst crackdown in a decade' as Chinese cathedral razed
  176. Francis to greet Vatican's abuse and safeguarding commission
  177. South Sudan spiralling into civil war, warns missionary
  178. Pope Paul VI to be beatified in October, Vatican confirms
  179. Pope reminds Sri Lankan bishops of urgency of reconciliation
  180. Westminster council chief pledges to improve care for elderly
  181. Former Archbishop of Canterbury tastes life on ‘impossible’ £1 a day
  182. Egypt's Churches pledge electoral neutrality
  183. Cardinal Nichols praises resilience of pupils at school of Ann Maguire
  184. Relief at modest increase in vocations for England and Wales
  185. Oratorian's ordination 'shows appreciation for the order'
  186. Church 'is behind the times and needs to support failed marriages'
  187. Western tolerance has 'led to ghettoisation of immigrants'
  188. Welby and Nichols praise DR Congo ecumenical peace initiative
  189. Dublin Catholic college withdraws Jackie Kennedy letters from auction
  190. Dublin college barred from selling Kennedy letters is to close
  191. Catholic parents 'frightened' as children placed with gay couple
  192. ‘Bodies everywhere’ after rebels attack Catholic church
  193. King Juan Carlos of Spain to abdicate in favour of son after almost forty-year reign
  194. Row over Cardinal Bertone’s luxury retirement home
  195. High-speed rail link will destroy cemeteries, Church warns
  196. Husband of imprisoned Christian denies reports she is to be freed
  197. Religious activists in DRC 'raped by government agents'
  198. Church of England bans its priests from joining far-right groups
  199. Nuncio sees Irish renewal – but Dublin has two priests under 40
  200. Ex-English College rector ordained auxiliary bishop in Westminster
  201. Church welcomes anti-trafficking bill announced in Queen's Speech
  202. Call for memorial to 800 children 'buried in septic tank'
  203. Migrants and Fresh Expressions stem decline in church attendance
  204. Cardinal ‘baptises’ D-Day peace bell as world leaders pay respects in Bayeux cathedral
  205. Cardinal ‘baptises’ D-Day peace bell in Bayeux cathedral
  206. Pope blesses Gulf cathedral with foundation stone from St Peter’s
  207. Sexual violence wounds humanity, cardinal tells summit
  208. Francis to visit Albania in September
  209. Clarke attacks Gove for excluding RE 'which tackles extremism'
  210. Women bishops decision 'most significant in decades'
  211. Mafia ‘excommunicated’, Francis says
  212. Just under 200,000 abortions last year in England and Wales, Government reveals
  213. Meriam Ibrahim re-arrested while boarding plane hours after release from death row
  214. Academic appointed to Catholic Social Teaching post
  215. Supreme Court rejects right to die bid but challenges Government on ban
  216. Portsmouth to offer ‘discernment interviews’ for parishioners
  217. Bishops must be servants, says Nichols at Brentwood ordination
  218. Two nuns disappear from Mosul as Iraq's bishops plead 'Save us!'
  219. Governors attack plans to scrap Christian assemblies
  220. Teather to chair immigration detention inquiry
  221. US court orders priest to violate seal of confessional
  222. Calabria bishop bans religious processions after mafia 'salute'
  223. Minister under attack for faith and opposition to gay marriage
  224. Isis-linked militants release kidnapped nuns and orphans
  225. Catholic author to be buried alongside his inspiration, Tolkien
  226. Messi to play for Vatican’s multi- faith ‘Match for peace’ fundraiser
  227. Ex-ambassador condemns Government 'silence' over Mosul
  228. Government’s muted response to eradication of Christian community in Mosul condemned
  229. Head of London Oratory rejects charge of white middle-class bias
  230. French cardinal in Kurdistan calls for solidarity with Iraqi Christians
  231. Ordinariate 'has saved us from disappearing into Catholic Church'
  232. Vatican suspends priestly ordinations in scandal-hit diocese
  233. Pope Francis lists ten tips for happiness
  234. Vigils and Masses across country to mark Great War anniversary
  235. Latin Patriarch: desperate Gaza like factory for extremism
  236. Hundreds of talks about Second Vatican Council available for free
  237. Warsi resigns in protest at Gaza policy
  238. Bishop calls for days of prayer for Iraqi Christians
  239. Don’t waste time on ‘futile’ internet and smartphones, Pope tells youth
  240. Ugandan court rejects controversial anti-gay law
  241. Iraq crisis: British church leaders urge Government to take in Christian refugees fleeing jihadist terror
  242. Iraqi Patriarch calls for more airstrikes as displaced minorities face threat of humanitarian crisis
  243. Vatican calls for Muslim leaders to condemn IS ‘barbarism’ as Pope’s envoy lands in Jordan
  244. Pope appeals for peace and reconciliation in Korea as he begins five-day trip
  245. Patriarch asks international community to flush out IS jihadists
  246. Don’t let benefits of economic growth corrupt you, Francis tells Catholics in prosperous South Korea
  247. ‘Wake-up call’ for Asia as Francis leaves Korea
  248. Christian persecution 'off the scale' in Iraq, says Welby
  249. Francis backs Romero cause during Q+A on Papal plane
  250. Church figures pay tribute, urge prayers for Catholic beheaded by Islamic extremists
  251. Iraqi Christian leaders demand protection from IS
  252. US Archdiocese sues Satanists for stealing consecrated host for use in black mass
  253. US Bishops pour cold water on Ice Bucket Challenge
  254. Australian Cardinal angers abuse victims
  255. Archdiocese wins legal row with Satanists
  256. Pope Francis calls parents of American journalist
  257. Catholic Church in India hits out at potential communion wine ban
  258. Footballers line up for Pope’s Match for Peace
  259. Chemin Neuf takes over abbey in Plymouth Diocese
  260. Campaigning priest defiant in face of Mafia death threats
  261. Pope Francis meets with football superstars
  262. Archbishop joins Muslim and Jewish leaders to pray for peace
  263. Prince of Wales expresses Iraq heartbreak
  264. Sainthood cause for US Archbishop Fulton Sheen abruptly suspended
  265. Young Christians invited to move into Lambeth Palace
  266. Church pays tribute to Catholic MP Jim Dobbin
  267. Cardinal to offer Masses for Richard III ahead of reburial service
  268. Royal baby announcement met with delight from Church leaders
  269. Pope Francis appoints US priests to senior positions in abuse fight
  270. Parents put off by Mass timings but have strong Catholic identity
  271. Bishops’ general secretary to lead diocese of Leeds
  272. Cardinal condemns ‘repugnant’ beheading of David Haines
  273. Pope marries cohabitees and a divorcee at wedding of 20 couples
  274. Vatican will not step up Pope’s security arrangements in Albania
  275. Islamists have murdered 2,500 Catholics in one Nigerian diocese
  276. Jeremy Paxman praises Catholic homeless centre’s ‘tailored’ support
  277. Bishops urge Scots to 'co-operate for the good of the nation'
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  293. 'New day' for Chicago with Francis' naming of archbishop
  294. Two more cardinals oppose Kasper's reforms
  295. Francis to visit Haiyan survivors on Philippines trip
  296. Women to the fore at the Vatican’s Theological Commission
  297. Vatican makes impassioned plea for Governments and citizens to go green to protect the human family
  298. Pope urges Churches to do more to protect migrants
  299. Bishops urge Boko Haram action [warning: graphic image]
  300. Syrian Catholics fear airstrikes will worsen country’s woes
  301. Christian pastor reported shot in Pakistan is ‘alive and well’
  302. More than 100,000 child porn files found on Wesolowski computer
  303. Christians active in Hong Kong protests
  304. Bishop Conry denies hierarchy knew of affair
  305. Iraqi Patriarch condemns US-led air strikes, fearing mass exodus
  306. Burke lashes out at Kasper over divorce and remarriage
  307. Jefferts Schori: Welby ‘could postpone Lambeth Conference’
  308. Burke hopes Synod will enforce church teaching on divorce
  309. Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor says he would ordain married men
  310. Pope accepts resignation of Bishop of Arundel and Brighton
  311. Rome must lead way in defending persecuted Christians – Nazir-Ali
  312. Politicians and policy-makers see economic solutions in CST
  313. Bible commission closure branded as ‘lost opportunity’
  314. MP lines up against plans to charge migrants for healthcare services
  315. Pope calls for abolition of death penalty
  316. Call for Catholic priests to deny absolution to abusers
  317. Canada’s bishops vow to continue dialogue with Muslims
  318. Iraqi priests sanctioned for seeking asylum without superiors' consent
  319. Priests’ dance-off at US seminary in Rome goes viral
  320. 'Lives will be lost' if Italy drops Mediterranean rescue mission
  321. Portsmouth bishop regrets Conry resignation
  322. Government awards millions to cathedrals to fund urgent repairs
  323. Pope calls Catholics and Protestants to work together
  324. Former Archbishop of York resigns following abuse inquiry criticisms
  325. European parliament head commends Pope Francis
  326. Teenager admits brutal murder of Ann Maguire at Catholic school in Leeds
  327. Prince of Wales to address House of Lords on religious freedom
  328. Concerns of developing world 'forgotten' by Western media
  329. WATCH: Prince of Wales speaks of suffering of Christians in the Middle East
  330. Cardinal Nichols ‘traumatised’ by visit to bombed-out streets of Gaza
  331. US Catholic bishop sees 'excessive force' by Ferguson police
  332. 'Forgotten' Christianity must remind people of its service to others
  333. Prince celebrates achievements of interfaith society
  334. A difficult trip at a difficult time: Pope Francis’ visit to Turkey
  335. Francis and Welby in global declaration against trafficking
  336. Scores of Christians murdered in attack on Nigerian town
  337. Mindmap: how the Pope's EU speech inspired one MEP
  338. Vatican’s cricket team to celebrate Mass in memory of Phil Hughes
  339. Dublin archbishop offers shelter to rough sleepers
  340. CSAN: Autumn Statement fails low-paid families
  341. British children ‘don't know meaning of Christmas’
  342. Millions discovered ‘tucked away’ at Holy See’s bank
  343. We must never ignore slavery, Francis tells landmark conference
  344. Khartoum demolishes church and arrests 37 Christians
  345. Cafod: early warning systems saved lives in Typhoon Hagupit
  346. Theologians call for 'examination' of US policing
  347. US bishops condemn brutal CIA torture revelations
  348. 100-year-old Catholic adoption and fostering agency Cabrini to close
  349. Energy expert says Church is wrong to call for fossil fuel boycott
  350. Archbishop of Sydney describes hellish scenes in Sydney
  351. Pakistani Christians condemn Taliban suicide blast
  352. First same-sex marriages recognised in Scotland
  353. Thousands tango for Francis' birthday
  354. Midwives lost 'basic human right', says Bishop of Paisley
  355. Church coalition will resettle refugees in London
  356. Tutu criticises Pope Francis for declining to meet with Dalai Lama
  357. Dozens held over kiln murder of Pakistani Christian couple
  358. Francis damns ‘diseased’ Curia for its vanity
  359. Bishop condemns Lennon’s Imagine in Christmas homily
  360. Iraqi Patriarch urges Pope Francis to visit his country
  361. Welby's efforts to reconcile Church over gay marriage
  362. Birmingham Catholics treat local homeless to Christmas lunch
  363. Nichols remembers persecuted Christians and victims of slavery
  364. Francis celebrates Midnight Mass after phoning Iraqi refugees
  365. Francis assures Christians terrorised by IS of his closeness
  366. Kidnapped Mexican priest found dead
  367. John Paul II's would-be assassin visits Vatican
  368. Welby apologises for missing Christmas
  369. Pope warns against writing off lives blighted by illness
  370. Islamic State blows up Catholic church in Iraq
  371. Archbishop Welby prays for UK ebola victim
  372. Bishop wants gay CofE clergy to be allowed to marry
  373. Look ahead at Pope Francis' top concerns for 2015
  374. Francis blesses development arm of Scottish Catholic Church
  375. Britain’s Christian identity should turn it outwards, Welby says
  376. Vatican to become more politically active
  377. Francis pays tribute to ‘martyrdom of mothers’
  378. Archbishop 's homily for victims of 'heart-breaking' bin lorry tragedy
  379. Feminised church and post Vatican II liturgy is alienating men – Burke
  380. Details of Pope Francis’ trip to the United States revealed
  381. Fewer Brits go to church but they still believe in heaven and hell
  382. Casualties of gender warfare are poor, says Egan
  383. Bishop unveils radical plan to reinvigorate dying parishes
  384. Francis appoints Scicluna to head new abuse committee
  385. Filipino Church pledges greater respect for women
  386. Van Rompuy: Britain would impoverish itself by leaving EU
  387. Catholic politician to join Jesuit Refugee Service
  388. Bishop urges Christians not to settle for less than full unity
  389. Faith leaders urge PM to resettle more Syrian refugees
  390. Bishops’ advice to Catholic voters due in coming weeks
  391. Carmelites celebrate first post-Reformation ordination in York
  392. Ice church opens in Romanian mountains
  393. Bishops voice concerns over three-parent embryos
  394. Church must not reduce women to ‘clichés’, says Vatican
  395. RE chairman warns of historic threat to subject
  396. Welby commissions heads of Lambeth Palace community
  397. Sarah Teather among those named to CSAN board
  398. Pope Francis in video conference to promote education initiative
  399. Safeguarding children is Church's top priority – Pope
  400. Vatican officials denied entry to India
  401. Hunt questions suitability of nuns as teachers
  402. Cardinal Nichols urges action on sexual violence in conflict
  403. Iraqi archbishop begs Britain to send troops into Iraq
  404. Management procedures second to the Gospel, Welby reminds Synod
  405. Diocese challenges council's ban on free transport
  406. Goldman Sachs chairman to head of Catholic migration charity
  407. Cardinal Pell 'fundamentally failed' abuse victim – report
  408. Italian bishops condemn plans for Rome red-light district
  409. Mozart and daily Mass: Pope Emeritus' mind still ‘formidable’
  410. Pope Francis says Mass for 21 slain Copts – 'martyrs and brothers'
  411. MPs back parents' right to withdraw children from sex education classes
  412. Bishops impose ashes on commuters at stations and shops
  413. Don't judge, just invite people in, says evangelisation bishop
  414. Parliament votes against explicit ban on sex-selective abortion
  415. Charity leader held in Afghanistan released after eight months
  416. Welby ‘embarrassed’ by Living Wage revelations
  417. Bishops urge Catholics to engage in politics before May's election
  418. Catechist and bishop’s adviser hits out at ‘traumatic’ sex education
  419. Bishop of Oslo accused in £4m fraud investigation