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26 March 2015 11:49 by Brian Morton, Christopher Lamb

The Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh has described the actions of his predecessor, who has apologised for his sexual failings, as damaging the Church’s credibility and demoralising Catholics.

27 March 2015 13:48 by Liz Dodd, Abigail Frymann Rouch

One of the most senior cardinals in the Vatican has condemned as “anti-Catholic” a suggestion by the president of the German bishops’ conference that local Churches should decide their own response to divorced and remarried Catholics who wanted to receive Communion.

27 March 2015 11:46 by Sarah Mac Donald

Priests from Ireland and two bishops have become the latest to call for changes to the English translation of the Mass.

27 March 2015 11:31 by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been “shown the yellow card” by Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki of Cologne for boasting that football’s international governing body is more influential than any religion.

27 March 2015 13:44 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Catholic peer Lord Hylton has voiced concern that foreign domestic workers remain “open to abuse and exploitation” despite the passage of the Modern Slavery Act, which received Royal Assent today.

27 March 2015 12:50 by Abigail Frymann Rouch, Isabel de Bertodano

Members of Pope Francis' safeguarding board have expressed concern over his appointment of a Chilean bishop to a diocese despite accusations that he covered up child abuse by a priest.

26 March 2015 12:04 by James Macintyre

The Church of England has been accused of raiding its assets in an attempt to address declining attendance, with a £100 million recruitment plan that has also been criticised for lacking a “proven” growth strategy.

26 March 2015 17:32 by Liz Dodd

The Church of England has named its most senior woman bishop, the second to be appointed to the episcopacy this week.

27 March 2015 13:30 by CNS

The Polish bishops' conference defended its handling of sexual abuse by clergy after a former priest was jailed in connection with the case of Jozef Wesolowski, the laicized former nuncio to the Dominican Republic.

27 March 2015 11:44

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will welcome Pope Francis to the White House on 23 September during his visit to the US.