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22 October 2014 14:38 by Christopher Lamb

The Archbishop of York has said he is “deeply ashamed” that the Church of England failed to stop abuse by a former Dean of Manchester Cathedral, Robert Waddington.

22 October 2014 11:38 by Hannah Roberts in Rome, James Roberts

On Monday Pope Francis expanded the agenda of a consistory on the causes of saints – including that of Goa native and evangeliser of Sri Lanka, Blessed Joseph Vaz - to include discussion of the ongoing crisis in the Middle East.

21 October 2014 18:13 by Christopher Lamb

The synod on the family has sounded a “trumpet call” for marriage while adopting a new pastoral tone and language that sees the good in those unions that fall short of Church teaching, Cardinal Vincent Nichols said this week.

22 October 2014 17:03 by Hannah Roberts in Rome, Jonathan Luxmoore

Pope Francis will visit the Hagia Sophia museum and the Blue Mosque in which his predecessor prayed when he visits Turkey next month.

22 October 2014 12:21

Sr Cristina Scuccia, the Ursuline nun who won the Italian version of The Voice earlier this year, has announced that the lead single on her forthcoming album is a cover version of “Like a Virgin”, the track written and made infamous by Madonna for its sexually suggestive lyrics.

17 October 2014 22:38 by Elena Curti

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has said that he could now envisage a "demanding penitential pathway" by which divorced and remarried Catholics could eventually be allowed to receive Communion.

22 October 2014 17:59 by James Roberts

Archbishop Charles Chaput, Archbishop of Philadelphia, has said that democracy in America has now reached a point where it has the power to “kill souls”.

22 October 2014 15:59

Pope Francis at his general audience this morning paid tribute to St John Paul II on his first feast day as a saint since he was canonised on 27 April.

21 October 2014 12:11 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Cardinal Raymond Burke, the head of the Vatican’s highest court, has confirmed weeks of rumours that he is being transferred to become patron of the Sovereign Military order of Malta.

19 October 2014 16:47 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

Pope Francis has urged the Church to be open to new ways as it faces up to the challenges of twenty-first century society, as he moved one of his most modernising predecessors a step closer to sainthood.