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24 October 2014 14:32 by Liz Dodd, CNS

Pope Francis has called for abolition of the death penalty and life imprisonment, saying that Christians are called to campaign for an end to capital punishment.

24 October 2014 14:33 by Sarah Mac Donald

THE FORMER head of the Church body set up to protect children in Ireland this week attacked the country’s bishops, accusing them of “minimal responses and empty gestures” when dealing with clerical abuse.

24 October 2014 14:34 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

The Catholic Church is educating Myanmar citizens about their democratic rights to ensure that next year’s general election – the second in more than 50 years – is not “worthless”.

24 October 2014 14:35 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

Pope Francis has ordered an inquiry into an Italian bishop over the alleged behaviour of some of its priests.

17 October 2014 22:38 by Elena Curti

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has said that he could now envisage a "demanding penitential pathway" by which divorced and remarried Catholics could eventually be allowed to receive Communion.

22 October 2014 12:21 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

The news agency of the Italian Bishops’ Conference has criticised a version of Madonna's hit single Like a Virgin released by singing nun Sr Cristina, denouncing her choice as “reckless”.

23 October 2014 14:34 by Liz Dodd

A senior Catholic MP has accused the Government of putting migrants’ health at risk by restricting their access to free health care.

23 October 2014 14:47 by Jonathan Luxmoore

German church leaders have criticised a cross-party bill to allow assisted suicide, which is currently unregulated in the country.

23 October 2014 14:52

The rector-archpriest of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris has denounced the idea of charging admission fees for tourists at France's most famous churches, saying such a fee would make free access for believers all but impossible to ensure.

22 October 2014 14:38 by Christopher Lamb

The Archbishop of York has said he is “deeply ashamed” that the Church of England failed to stop abuse by a former Dean of Manchester Cathedral, Robert Waddington.