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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 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.

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 12:21 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

The news agency of the Italian Bishops’ Conference has criticised a version of Madonna's hit single Like a Virgin released by singing nun Sr Cristina, denouncing her choice as “reckless”.

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.

21 October 2014 12:32 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

The Prime Minister of Vietnam met Pope Francis on Saturday in an apparent sign of thawing Vatican relations with the Communist world.

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.

21 October 2014 12:04 by Joanna Moorhead

Catholic headteachers must be offered better support if faith schools are to combat a dramatic fall in the number of people applying for senior roles, new findings reveal.

21 October 2014 11:55 by Paul Wilkinson

The Catholic Church in England and Wales is giving its backing an ecumenical campaign encouraging blood and organ donation.