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- Vatican condemns leaking of expenses details of Pell’s Secretariat for the Economy
- Former Vatican abuse prosecutor Sciculna named as Archbishop of Malta
- Adjust your expectations of Pope Francis ‘radical revolution’, warns Cardinal Kasper
- Islamic State ‘begins to kill’ the more than 350 Christians abducted from north-east Syria
The bishops' conference of England and Wales issued a stout defence of Catholic education in their guidance to voters ahead of May’s general election.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has admitted he was “embarrassed” by revelations that some jobs within the Church of England paid employees less than the Living Wage – less than a week after House of Bishops called on employers to adopt the higher benchmark salary.
An Indian Jesuit aid worker held captive in Afghanistan for eight months was released this weekend.
The Coptic Orthodox Church is to commemorate in its calendar of saints the 21 Egyptian Christian labourers beheaded in Libya earlier this month.
MPs last night voted down a move to clarify in law that abortion carried out on the grounds of gender is illegal.
Pope Francis has reportedly suggested that he may be open to the idea of married men being ordained priests in the Catholic Church, saying that the issue “is in his diary”.
Newly commissioned Stations of the Cross by some of Britain’s top painters have gone on display in Brentwood Cathedral.
Opponents of a proposed law giving same-sex couples access to adoption and other parental rights such as IVF treatment claim it “commodifies children and puts the wants of adults before the needs of children”.
The former Vatican Secretary of State has claimed that he was victimised because he was trying to bring about reforms on abuse and transparency.
The Argentine Government allegedly spied on the future Pope Francis during much of his time as Archbishop of Buenos Aires.