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18 September 2014 12:27 by Christopher Lamb

A leading cardinal has said he hopes bishops at next month’s synod will listen to lay people and bring forward proposals to allow communion for divorced and remarried Catholics.

17 September 2014 14:03 by Abigail Frymann Rouch, Liz Dodd

Bishops around the world are taking firmly opposed positions on the question of barring remarried divorcees from receiving Communion which is set to be a contentious topic at next month’s Synod on the Family at the Vatican.

19 September 2014 11:50 by Liz Dodd

Scotland’s bishops urged Scots to “all now co-operate for the benefit of our nation” after the country yesterday rejected independence from the United Kingdom.

18 September 2014 12:50 by Sarah Mac Donald in Dublin

All Hallows College in Dublin has instructed an American multinational commercial property company, CBRE, to oversee the sale of its campus.

18 September 2014 12:47

Some 10,000 Iraqi Christians have applied for visas at the French consulate in Erbil, capital of the Kurdistan region where they have taken refuge from Islamic State militants who drove them from their homes, according to the France-based Association for Support of Minorities of the East (AEMO).

19 September 2014 15:56 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

A successor to Cardinal George Pell, one of Pope Francis' group of nine cardinal-advisers, has been announced to run the archdiocese of Sydney.

19 September 2014 12:05 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

Pope Francis’ council of nine cardinal advisors has completed the first draft of a new constitution that is expected to lead to major reforms in church governance.

19 September 2014 12:46 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

US Vice President Joe Biden paid tribute to a group of US nuns criticised by the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF).

18 September 2014 12:56 by Paul Wilkinson, Liz Dodd

Older churchgoers should not frown or be put off by the sound of children in church, the Bishop of Arundel and Brighton, Kieran Conry, said this week.

17 September 2014 12:57 by Liz Dodd

Pope Francis’ security will not be stepped up during his trips to Albania and Turkey despite alleged assassination threats by the terrorist Islamic State.