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27 April 2015 12:22 by Liz Dodd

Survivors of the Nepal earthquake are in desperate need of shelter and aid, church agencies said today, as it emerged that thousands, including children, were forced to sleep outside as temperatures plummeted overnight.

27 April 2015 16:04 by Felipe Avillez

Pope Francis has confirmed that he will come to Portugal for the 100th anniversary of the apparitions at Fatima, in 2017.

24 April 2015 10:54 by James Roberts

The 1.5 million Armenians massacred by Ottoman forces in the genocide that lasted from 1915 to 1922 were canonised yesterday evening in a two-hour ceremony.

24 April 2015 10:02 by Christopher Lamb

A potentially landmark merger deal in Catholic higher education has entered the final phase of negotiations.

24 April 2015 10:07 by Joanna Moorhead

Fewer than four in 10 parliamentary candidates in marginal seats in the coming general election say they believe in God – and a third are atheists.

24 April 2015 10:34

The French Catholic Church has received more than 10,000 responses to the Vatican survey for October's synod on the family, according to Montpellier Archbishop Pierre-Marie Carré, vice president of the bishops’ conference. Many were pleased to be asked their opinion and hoped this would become a regular practice.

24 April 2015 10:31 by Fredrick Nzwili

The Catholic bishop of Garissa claims that there is a movement to create an Islamic state in the region of north-eastern Kenya that includes his diocese.

23 April 2015 00:01 by Liz Dodd

The number of women in England and Wales entering religious life has risen to its highest level in 25 years while the number of men entering the priestly formation has dropped.

22 April 2015 18:05 by Laura Ieraci

A conference in Rome last week explored how women might play a decisive role in conflict resolution, while Cardinal Peter Turkson told participants that the next secretary of the pontifical council that he heads could be a woman.

23 April 2015 12:20 by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt

The German bishops’ conference has summarised and commented on the replies of German Catholics to the 46 questions of the second Vatican questionnaire on the family, in an 18-page report published on 20 April.