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The Catholic charity offering marriage counselling has sold its headquarters and moved to new, smaller premises in a bid to balance its budget, writes Christopher Lamb.

09 November 2013 | by Christopher Lamb and Sarah Mac Donald

Nuns accuse Philomena film-makers

The order of nuns portrayed in the newly released film Philomena, about an Irish woman seeking to be reunited with her adopted son, has accused the makers of falsely creating a scene that showed one of their sisters in a profoundly negative light.

09 November 2013 | by Paul Wilkinson

Church backs Starmer on reporting abuse

The Church has welcomed a call from the former Director of Public Prosecutions for teachers and other professionals who fail to report child abuse to face criminal prosecutions, writes Paul Wilkinson.

Mgr Patrick Burke is understood to have been appointed vicar general of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh, writes Christopher Lamb.

09 November 2013 | by Christopher Lamb and Paul Wilkinson

England and Wales lead way on synod survey

Bishops in England and Wales have launched an extensive consultation on issues including same-sex marriage, contraception and Communion for divorced and remarried couples.

The implications of this year’s legalisation of gay marriage will be among the issues discussed by the Bishops of England and Wales in their plenary meeting next week, writes Christopher Lamb.

08 November 2013 | by Christa-Ppongratz-Lippitt

'Bishop of bling' hopes to return

The Bishop of Limburg, Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, who has been advised by the Pope to take time out from his diocese while a special commission audits his expenses (The Tablet, 19 and 26 October), has let it be known that he hopes to return to Limburg.

08 November 2013 | by Christopher Lamb and Sarah Mac Donald in Dublin

Nuns accuse Philomena filmmakers of fabrication

The order of nuns portrayed in the newly-released film Philomena, about an Irish woman seeking to be reunited with her adopted son, has accused the makers of falsely creating a scene that showed one of their sisters in a profoundly negative light.

07 November 2013 |

Latin Patriarchate house razed

The Patriarch of Jerusalem has vowed to take legal action against the Israeli Government after bulldozers of the Jerusalem municipality demolished a house belonging to the Patriarchate.

A Vatican-sponsored workshop on modern-day slavery has compiled 50 proposals for combating human trafficking, including that it be declared a crime against humanity that is punishable by international courts.

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