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Pope Francis has urged top officials in the Roman Curia to be "conscientious objectors to gossip", lamenting that such backbiting was a tacit rule of life inside the Vatican.

The first monastery within the ordinariate established for disaffected Anglicans is to open on New Year’s Day, it was announced today.

A former British Ambassador to the Holy See has been appointed the principal of St Mary's University College, Strawberry Hill.

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has hit back at a highly political Church of England-backed campaign that claims his benefit changes are forcing people to go to food banks.

US archbishop steps down pending police investigation

19 December 2013 | by Sarah Parsons
An American archbishop has temporarily stepped down while police are investigating a claim that he inappropriately touched a minor in 2009.

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna has deplored the lack of appreciation for Pope Emeritus Benedict among theologians.

A diocese in China has refused to bury its recently deceased bishop until the Government returns a local church cemetery, prompting officials to take clergy away for questioning today.

Recent messages from bishops in England and Wales have revealed a renewed emphasis on poverty with six bishops citing the issue in pastoral letters and statements, research by The Tablet has found.

Pope Francis has removed several controversial and conservative members of the powerful body that advises him on selecting bishops for most of the world’s non-missionary dioceses (mostly in Europe and the Americas).

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