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03 July 2015 15:47 by James Roberts

The Government of Paraguay, the third country on Francis’s three-nation 5-12 July South American visit, is hoping the Pope will make a historic declaration regarding the 1864-70 war, the largest single conflict in the history of South America, which saw extraordinarily high casualty rates.

03 July 2015 12:48 by Liz Dodd

Leading Catholics including author Frank Cottrell-Boyce and academic Tina Beattie have urged Iain Duncan Smith to rethink further welfare cuts ahead of the Government's emergency budget next week.

03 July 2015 11:08 by Christopher Lamb

A 400-year-old Catholic higher education institution in central London has announced it is closing as a university college.

03 July 2015 12:25 by Ellen Teague, Liz Dodd

Syrian Catholic Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo of Hassaké-Nisibi has been forced to abandon Hassaké, along with the remnant Christian community, after Islamic State entered the Eastern Syrian city on 25 June.

02 July 2015 12:48 by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt

Cardinal Walter Kasper, president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, has attempted to demonstrate how it would be possible theologically to allow remarried divorcees to receive the Eucharist under tightly defined conditions.

02 July 2015 13:03 by Joanna Moorhead

Brentwood diocese paid scant attention to gospel values when they made 10 members of staff redundant, it was claimed this week.

01 July 2015 12:41 by Joanna Moorhead

As many as 10 bishops in England and Wales are in charge of dioceses so short of priests that they would welcome the chance for the Church to discern whether ordaining married men would be the way forward, a retired bishop said this week.

02 July 2015 17:53 by Liz Dodd

Cardinal Vincent Nichols on Wednesday paid tribute to the inspirational work of young social activists at an awards ceremony in London.

01 July 2015 14:31 by Mark Brolly

A Melbourne newspaper says passport details prove Cardinal George Pell was studying in Oxford 46 years ago at the time a survivor of child sexual abuse says the Australian prelate, then a young priest, heard him plead for help a few weeks after being raped by a Christian Brother in the Victorian city of Ballarat.