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18 July 2014 13:36 by Ruth Gledhill, Abigail Frymann Rouch

Lord Falconer's Assisted Dying bill, which would allow doctors to hasten the death of terminally ill patients thought to have under six months to live, passed its second reading in the Lords on Friday despite vigorous campaigning by faith leaders, and now passes to committee stage.

18 July 2014 12:55 by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt

A bitter clash between the Catholic Church and the Lutherans in Germany is threatening the planned joint celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017.

17 July 2014 12:21 by Michael Sean Winters

A week after a group of religious leaders wrote to President Barack Obama urging him to enact religious exemptions in a forthcoming LBGT anti-discrimination rule, a different group of religious leaders sent a letter to the president, urging that no such religious exemptions be included.

17 July 2014 12:20

A former sacristan for the Knights of Malta has pleaded guilty to nine sex offences including those against boys as young as 11 he had met in the 1960s and 70s.

17 July 2014 12:18 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Pope Francis and the Governor of the Bank of England both stressed this week that the human person must be at the centre of the global economy.

17 July 2014 12:15 by Christopher Lamb

A prominent Catholic secondary school has been ordered to change its admissions procedures after the school’s adjudicator found it was favouring white middle-class pupils.

16 July 2014 13:36 by Liz Dodd

Jihadists in northern Iraq have released two nuns and three children kidnapped last month in an area now controlled by the newly created Islamic State.

16 July 2014 13:33 by Ruth Gledhill

The Archbishop of Westminster Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby joined leaders of the other main faiths and Christian denominations in Britain to condemn the Assisted Dying Bill.

16 July 2014 12:24 by Liz Dodd

Nicky Morgan, who replaced Michael Gove as Education Secretary in yesterday’s Cabinet reshuffle, came under attack for her Christian faith on her first day in her new role.

16 July 2014 11:41 by Fredrick Nzwili

The Sudanese Government says it will not allow construction of any new churches in the country.