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On Thursday Pope Francis will have completed a year as Bishop of Rome, a year in which he has begun to transform the Church. But be in no doubt, argues our Rome correspondent, of just how wide and how deep go his aims for change
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- Victims groups accuse Pope Francis of 'continuing Vatican denial' on abuse after his defence of Church
- Irish highlight gap between church teaching and practice in views on contraception, remarriage and gays
- Church's education adviser Fr Tim Gardner admits downloading 5,000 images of child porn
- Catholic MP challenges Clegg over his praise of faith schools
Pope Francis has been criticised by victims’ groups for what they say is an inadequate response to questions about clerical child abuse that he gave in an interview with the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera on Wednesday.
Two of Ireland’s most prominent dioceses say responses to the Vatican survey on marriage and the family reveal a gap between Church teaching and practice.
A leading figure in Catholic education pleaded guilty in a London court this week to downloading more than 5,000 images of child pornography from the internet to his computer.
A Catholic MP has challenged the Deputy Prime Minister to campaign for faith schools after he praised them as “engines of integration”.
Pope Francis was breaking away from “moralism”, Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga said in an interview with the German Catholic News Agency KNA on the occasion of the first anniversary of Pope Francis’ election.
A sainthood cause is to be opened for the man whose assassination inspired Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero to speak out against injustice as his country slid towards civil war.
A new evangelisation has been set up at Buckfast Abbey in Devon. It is called the School of the Annunciation and will be led by Dr Petroc Willey, the former director of the Maryvale Institute in Birmingham.
The Catholic children’s charity Cabrini is set to make a loss of nearly £1 million this year.
Despite the South Sudanese Catholic bishops’ call for the respect of places of worship and medical centres, anti-government rebels are continuing to target both according to church sources.
Record numbers of applications were made to top-performing Catholic secondary schools this year, with hundreds of pupils denied places.