Despite the decline of formalised religion in Britain, the country is a long way from being a nation of disbelievers, according to a new survey.

The Vatican has granted Heythrop College permission to award ecclesiastical degrees, writes Christopher Lamb. 

Archbishop Georg Gänswein, the personal secretary of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, says he tried to persuade Benedict to stay on and continue his work as Pope.

Catholic and Orthodox church leaders have urged Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovich to meet conditions for a planned November association agreement with the EU by releasing jailed former premier, Yulia Tymoshenko, writes Jonathan Luxmoore.

Croatia’s Catholic Church has marked the fiftieth year of its weekly, Glas Koncila, which was allowed by the former Communist regime to publicise the Second Vatican Council, writes Jonathan Luxmoore.

More than half of England’s schools are failing to provide good religious education according to a new Ofsted report which suggests it is being “squeezed out” by other subjects, writes Paul Wilkinson.

Restrictions on Christians from other denominations receiving Communion in the Catholic Church could be relaxed, the Archbishop of Birmingham has said. 

GROWING NUMBERS of Catholics are leaving the Church in Germany in protest at the behaviour of the Bishop of Limburg who has spent an estimated €31 million (£26m) on renovations to his palace. The thousands who have left both locally and nationally have alarmed the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel. 

12 October 2013 | by Paul Wilkinson

Christians oppose B&B refusal of gay couples Premium

A majority of Christians are opposed to bed-and-breakfast owners refusing accommodation to gay couples, new research shows, writes Paul Wilkinson.

12 October 2013 | by Paul Wilkinson

CPS backed in abortions controversy Premium

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has supported a Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) decision not to charge two doctors over claims they offered abortions based on gender.


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