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26 March 2015 11:49 by Brian Morton, Christopher Lamb

The Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh has described the actions of his predecessor, who has apologised for his sexual failings, as damaging the Church’s credibility and demoralising Catholics.

26 March 2015 17:32 by Liz Dodd

The Church of England has named its most senior woman bishop, the second to be appointed to the episcopacy this week.

26 March 2015 12:04 by James Macintyre

The Church of England has been accused of raiding its assets in an attempt to address declining attendance, with a £100 million recruitment plan that has also been criticised for lacking a “proven” growth strategy.

25 March 2015 12:27

Pope Francis expressed his closeness to the families of the victims of yesterday’s plane crash in the French Alps.

26 March 2015 12:16 by James Macintyre

The BBC should be covering religious affairs in its primetime slots, according to a senior former scriptwriter for the Corporation.

24 March 2015 19:04 by Christopher Lamb, Abigail Frymann Rouch

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has rebuked the almost 500 priests in England and Wales who have signed a letter resisting any change to church teaching at the Vatican’s next Synod on the Family in October, saying that discussions around the Synod are "not best conducted through the press".

25 March 2015 12:54 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

A senior German cardinal has accused his nation’s bishops of being “completely unfit to work against growing secularism” after the president of the bishops’ conference said they could not wait for approval from Rome before allowing civilly remarried Catholics to receive Communion.

25 March 2015 14:25 by Liz Dodd

The Church of England has today appointed a second woman bishop.

25 March 2015 15:51 by Liz Dodd

Representatives of the Catholic Church’s aid agency Caritas will meet in Rome tomorrow to plan its urgent response to the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria, where more than a million people have fled attacks by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

25 March 2015 17:00 by Abigail Frymann Rouch, CNS

Unidentified gunmen opened fire on policemen guarding a Catholic church, police officials said.