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20 April 2014 13:56 by Abigail Frymann

Pope Francis prayed for Syria and refugees fleeing religious persecution before giving the Urbi et Orbi blessing.

18 April 2014 22:52 by Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service

Standing in the midst of a giant cross outlined with small torches, Pope Francis said the cross is a reminder of how much evil people are capable of and how much love Jesus had for a sinful humanity.

18 April 2014 19:15 by Carol Glatz, CNS

Everyone is capable of betraying Jesus as Judas did, but no one should make the mistake of doubting God's mercy and willingness to forgive, the papal preacher said at today's Liturgy of the Lord's Passion.

17 April 2014 19:24 by Abigail Frymann, CNS

Non-Catholics and women were among the 12 disabled and elderly people whose feet Pope Francis washed and kissed when he celebrated the Mass of the Lord’s Supper this evening.

17 April 2014 14:30 by Christopher Lamb

Permission to ordain married men should be widened, according to three bishops of England and Wales who have spoken out following reports that Pope Francis would like episcopal conferences to put forward suggestions for reform.

16 April 2014 12:05 by Christopher Lamb

The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has faced down criticism of its refusal to release the findings of a marriage and family survey by revealing it had been requested to keep the results secret by a Vatican cardinal.

17 April 2014 13:59 by James Macintyre

The long-standing director of music at St Marie’s Cathedral in Hallam has been made redundant as the cathedral struggles to pay back a debt of more than £1 million. Other economies will affect the position of the cathedral administrator, who will not be replaced following the retirement of the present incumbent, and two other posts, which are to continue with reduced hours.

17 April 2014 14:10 by James Macintyre

A Passion Play in Oxford has been cancelled after a bureaucratic misunderstanding involving the local police and council.

16 April 2014 18:00 by Abigail Frymann

The Prime Minister has praised the “acts of kindness” by Christians in Britain such as running soup kitchens, homeless shelters and the evangelistic Alpha course in prisons.

17 April 2014 13:56 by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt

The first Catholic priest since the Reformation has been ordained at the Protestant Church of Norway’s Nidaros Cathedral. Built over the burial site of St Olaf, Norway’s patron saint, who was King of Norway in the eleventh century, the cathedral was taken over by the Lutheran Church at the Reformation.