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22 December 2014 14:28 by Liz Dodd

Pope Francis has delivered a stinging critique of the Roman Curia, describing it as “sick with power and greed”.

22 December 2014 14:37 by CNS

Ineffective budgetary oversight and "questionable" financial activities have plunged the Order of Friars Minor into significant debt and an extremely serious financial situation, its minister general said.

17 December 2014 13:51 by Liz Dodd, Christopher Lamb

The Archbishop of Glasgow has expressed his dismay at a legal ruling against two Catholic midwives who objected to supervising nurses involved in abortion procedures.

19 December 2014 00:00 by Joanna Moorhead, Liz Dodd, Katherine Backler

With the church ablaze with candles, the Christ child in the crib and the choir singing their carols in perfect harmony, Midnight Mass is at the heart of Christmas. But according to a Tablet survey, it is on its way to becoming a thing of the past.

20 December 2014 16:40 by Elena Curti

Pope Francis has named a new cardinal to the ceremonial post of camerlengo, the official responsible for running the Vatican between the death of a pope and the election of a new one.

19 December 2014 11:36 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

The west London Orthodox cathedral visited by the Prince of Wales on Wednesday is habitually treated with profound disrespect by local Sunni Muslims, the Syriac Orthodox Archbishop for the UK has told The Tablet.

18 December 2014 14:54 by Christopher Lamb

The traditional stronghold of Catholicism in England and Wales is in a state of decline but should emerge with smaller, more vibrant parish communities, the Archbishop of Liverpool has said.

16 December 2014 16:36 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

Pope Francis has lent his support to Rome's bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, but says he will not be around to witness them.

19 December 2014 11:43 by Jonathan Luxmoore

The head of Lithuania's Catholic Church has warned that Russia may be preparing to attack his country, using "new forms of warfare".

17 December 2014 17:25 by CNS

Pope Francis personally appealed to President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro this year to encourage both leaders to normalise diplomatic relations, a senior Obama administration official said.