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27 July 2015 12:51 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Pope Francis' favourability rating among American Catholics has dropped almost one-fifth in a little over a year, according to a Gallup poll published two months ahead of his visit to New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC.

28 July 2015 20:02 by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt

The diocese of Limburg, whose former Bishop, Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, resigned in 2013 after having spent more than 31m euros on redecorating the bishop’s residence and who has often been dubbed the “Bishop of Bling”, plans to file a €3.9m claim for damages in a Vatican court against him.

28 July 2015 10:49 by Katherine Backler, Joanna Moorhead

“The right to die is somebody else’s duty to kill,” warned Cardinal Vincent Nichols on the Day for Life.

28 July 2015 16:34 by Ellen Teague

The elderly bishop of Wenzhou joined around 20 clergy last week in a protest outside government offices in Wenzhou city to challenge the removal of crosses from churches in Zhejiang province.

28 July 2015 10:55

A far-right mayor in southern France has successfully defended a Christmas crib in his city hall against a legal complaint by secularists, by arguing that it represented a French tradition rather than a religious display.

27 July 2015 18:02 by Katherine Backler

Pope Francis appealed on Sunday for the release of two archbishops and a Jesuit priest kidnapped by Islamists in Syria two years ago.

27 July 2015 13:17 by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt

The German Protestant Church (EKD) has apologised for the widespread destruction of religious images during the Reformation.

27 July 2015 13:32 by Mark Brolly

Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane says the ideology underpinning the push for same-sex marriage contains a number of falsehoods, including that same-sex marriage is about equality and civil rights, that heterosexuality and homosexuality are equivalent, and that marriage is only about two individuals.

24 July 2015 10:43 by Joanna Moorhead

The row between a Catholic cabinet minister and a group of high-ranking Catholics who are criticising the Government’s welfare reforms has continued this week, with further letters exchanged in which each party defends its corner.

27 July 2015 12:35 by Katherine Backler

More than 200 people attended a Catholic Mass in Detroit in reparation for the unveiling of a Satanic statue in the city.