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The Sudanese Catholic mother sentenced to death for apostasy left Khartoum today and flew to Rome, where she met Pope Francis.

25 July 2014 11:54 by Sarah Mac Donald

Survivors of sexual abuse have called for the resignation of the Primate of All Ireland, Cardinal Sean Brady, after a new book revealed details of his role in the cover-up concerning a priest who inflicted horrific abuse on an altar server.

24 July 2014 12:36 by Ruth Gledhill

The Catholic Church is to attempt to rebuild relations with sex abuse survivors, who pulled out of talks with the Church when the Church contested an abuse case from the Portsmouth diocese as far as the Court of Appeal.

25 July 2014 12:14

The nine bishops of the greater Paris region condemned anti-Semitic violence that occurred during pro-Palestinian protests last weekend against Israel’s military offensive in Gaza.

24 July 2014 13:36 by Liz Dodd, Ellen Teague

A former British ambassor has condemned the Government’s muted response to the persecution of Christians in Iraq that has forced more than 3, 000 people to flee the country’s second city, Mosul, with little more than the clothes they were wearing.

25 July 2014 12:01

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has ruled that a state’s refusal to legalise same-sex marriage does not violate the continent’s rights convention. The fact that some European states have allowed gay marriage does not oblige others to follow suit, it said on 16 July.

24 July 2014 12:54 by Ruth Gledhill

The breakaway Anglican bishop who forged a close friendship with Pope Francis and was due to join the Pope at a meeting in Italy on Monday has died in hospital after his motorcycle was in collision with a car near his home in the southwest of England.

23 July 2014 10:54 by Mark Brolly

Australian Catholics have mourned their own losses and the deaths of other passengers on Malaysian Airlines flight 17, including delegates to the 20th International Aids Conference in Melbourne, with memorial Masses and tributes across the country.

23 July 2014 11:19 by Sarah Mac Donald in Dublin

The Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) in Ireland has criticised the decision to appoint Judge Yvonne Murphy to oversee the Commission of Investigation into Irish mother and baby homes.

23 July 2014 14:50 by Liz Dodd

The Vatican has lined up a football dream team to play an “interreligious match for peace” at the Olympic Stadium in Rome on 1 September.