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23 October 2014 14:34 by Liz Dodd

A senior Catholic MP has accused the Government of putting migrants’ health at risk by restricting their access to free health care.

23 October 2014 14:47 by Jonathan Luxmoore

German church leaders have criticised a cross-party bill to allow assisted suicide, which is currently unregulated in the country.

23 October 2014 14:52

The rector-archpriest of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris has denounced the idea of charging admission fees for tourists at France's most famous churches, saying such a fee would make free access for believers all but impossible to ensure.

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.

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.

23 October 2014 14:42 by Joanna Moorhead, Liz Dodd

THE PROPORTION of British people identifying themselves as Anglican has halved in the last 50 years, while the proportion of Roman Catholics has remained largely steady, according to new data.

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.