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18 December 2014 15:07 by Liz Dodd

Authorities in Pakistan have detained 59 people for the brutal murder of a Christian couple in November.

17 December 2014 13:50 by Liz Dodd

Pope Francis celebrated his 78th birthday this morning with a very different kind of papal audience – one that started with him blowing out candles on a cake and ended with thousands of pilgrims dancing the tango in St Peter’s Square.

17 December 2014 13:53 by Christopher Lamb

Twenty-two allegations of abuse were made against members of the Church in Scotland last year, according to a new safeguarding report. They included complaints about sexual, physical, emotional and verbal abuse by priests, Religious and volunteers.

17 December 2014 13:52 by Liz Dodd

A coalition of Church groups is to resettle 50 Syrian refugees in central London.

17 December 2014 13:51 by Christopher Lamb

The Archbishop of Glasgow has expressed his dismay at a legal ruling against two Catholic midwives who objected to supervising nurses involved in abortion procedures.

17 December 2014 10:12 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

The first woman bishop in the Church of England was named today.

16 December 2014 19:04 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

Pope Francis has told a group of Roma gypsies "work hard" and "don’t give up hope".

16 December 2014 13:55 by CNS

A massive, detailed Vatican-ordered investigation of U.S. communities of women Religious ended with a call to the women themselves to continue discerning how best to live the Gospel in fidelity to their orders' founding ideals while facing steeply declining numbers and a rapidly aging membership.

16 December 2014 12:43 by Liz Dodd

Scores of children were killed in a Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar this morning, in what has been described as the worst attack of its kind in Pakistan.