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16 October 2014 17:39 by Elena Curti

The Archbishop of Vienna, Cardinal Christoph Schonborn spoke today about the tensions in the Synod on the Family between the need to uphold the doctrine of the Church and at the same time to accompany people in the reality of their lives.

16 October 2014 12:00 by Fredrick Nzwili

Kenyan Catholic bishops have strongly opposed a national tetanus vaccination campaign, which the Government launched on 13 October targeting 2.4 million women of child-bearing age. The bishops have told Catholics to shun the vaccination, saying the Government had not taken measures to ensure it was not being used as contraceptive.

16 October 2014 11:58 by Isabel de Bertodano

The Archbishop of Acapulco has demanded that the authorities take responsibility for uncovering how dozens of students in the town of Iguala disappeared on the way to a protest, saying the case “reaches into the political sphere”.

16 October 2014 11:49 by Joanna Moorhead

Archbishop of Southwark Peter Smith has ordered an inquiry into the events that led to the resignation of Bishop Kieran Conry of Arundel and Brighton, who stepped down this month after admitting he had broken his priestly vows.

15 October 2014 17:53 by Christopher Lamb in Rome

A key document from the bishops' Synod on the Family calling for the Church to make radical changes to its pastoral approach to gays, divorce and remarried and those in civil marriages has been criticised by Cardinal George Pell as “tendentious and incomplete”.

15 October 2014 16:15 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

The Vatican has endorsed “inspiring and very human” marriage support materials written by a lay group from the diocese of Brentwood.

15 October 2014 14:23 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

The Anglican bishop of Gloucester, Michael Perham, will face no charges over allegations of indecent assault against a girl under 18 and a woman dating from the 1980s.

15 October 2014 11:58 by Ellen Teague

The Church in Pakistan has welcomed the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize 2014 to Malala Yousafzai as "good news for all of Pakistan".

15 October 2014 11:42 by Ellen Teague

A Franciscan priest abducted by Islamist terrorists in Syria on 5 October has been released to house arrest at his convent in the north-eastern village of Knayeh, near the Turkish border.

14 October 2014 13:20 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, a regular on the Pause for Thought slot on BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans Breakfast Show, treated producers to a musical surprise this morning.