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30 January 2015 12:49 by Joanna Moorhead

The historic ordination of the first female bishop in the Church of England has already made an impact on ecumenical relations, the Catholic archbishop responsible for dialogue and unity said this week.

30 January 2015 17:58 by Liz Dodd

The Bishops’ Conference has warned there are “serious ethical implications” to creating three-parent embryos ahead of a vote in Parliament next week on whether to legalise the procedure.

30 January 2015 12:57 by Christopher Lamb

The BBC is to dispense with a dedicated commissioning editor for religious programmes following a decision to fund fewer independent productions as part of its drive to cut costs.

30 January 2015 13:15 by Anto Akkara

Reeling under the continuing clamour from ruling Hindu nationalists for India to be turned into a “Hindu nation”, Christians gave a cautious welcome to President Pranab Mukherjee’s Republic Day message that insisted: “Religion is a force for unity; we cannot make it a cause of conflict.”

30 January 2015 13:19 by Isabel de Bertodano

The Argentine bishops have said they are shocked by the death of the lawyer investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish cultural centre in Buenos Aires in which 87 people were killed and 300 injured.

30 January 2015 13:25 by Liz Dodd

A church made entirely from ice has opened in the mountains in central Romania.

29 January 2015 12:46 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

The Pope has warned there are 'shadows and dangers' hovering over mankind, as the Vatican faces new threats from Islamic State (IS) militants.

29 January 2015 11:56 by Christopher Lamb

Discretion, tact and working behind the scenes. Vatican diplomats are normally well-versed in the classical skills of diplomacy.

29 January 2015 12:02 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

Pope Francis has decided that archbishops will from now on receive their pallium in their home dioceses rather than at the Vatican.

29 January 2015 12:57 by Joanna Moorhead

Almost one in two British adults has been to a church in the past year, with attending a religious service being the reason for getting for a third of visits, according to the results of a new poll.