Up to one in 10 Catholic priests are former Church of England clergy, according to new figures.

Peace groups around the country will call for an end to war as Catholic and other religious leaders join vigils, services and commemorations to mark the centenary of Britain's entry into the First World War on Monday.

The Vatican has called for the faithful to be more restrained when offering the sign of peace during Mass.

Faith groups, voluntary and local authority leaders in Birmingham are negotiating a pioneering “social action covenant” to remove mistrust and promote collaboration across a range of projects.

Pope Francis wants to reform the papacy to allow greater unity between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches, a newly appointed senior adviser has claimed.

On Monday, Europe will pause commemorates the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War, scenes from which are depicted in the paintings below.

The office of the Prince of Wales has been in touch with Vicar of Baghdad Canon Andrew White with a view to giving wider publicity to the sufferings of Christians in Iraq.

In a news story published in the 26 July 2014 edition of The Tablet headed “Church builds bridges with abuse survivors”, we referred to a High Court judgment which held that Portsmouth Diocese could be vicariously liable for alleged abuse by its priests.

One of the Church in England and Wales’ landmark lay ministry courses has ended due to a lack of students and funding.

Lyons’ Cardinal Philippe Barbarin led a French church delegation to Kurdistan this week to “express their solidarity in flesh and blood” with Iraqi Christians expelled from Mosul by the Islamic State radicals.

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