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24 September 2014 10:08 by Josef Pazderka, CNS

The Vatican has placed the laicised papal ambassador Jozef Wesolowski under house arrest as he awaits a criminal trial for sexually abusing young boys.

23 September 2014 15:19 by Liz Dodd

Mercy and compassion will be the theme for Pope Francis' visit to the Philippines next year, the country's bishops' conference revealed today.

23 September 2014 15:16 by Liz Dodd

The row over the Church’s ban on divorced and remarried Catholics receiving communion, which has exposed deep divisions within the Curia, escalated this week as two leading cardinals denounced proposals for reform put forward by German Cardinal Walter Kasper.

23 September 2014 15:02 by Liz Dodd

Pope Francis has appointed a new archbishop of Chicago, one of the most important sees in the US Church.

23 September 2014 14:18 by Christopher Lamb

The Church has forgotten the importance of mercy in recent decades, Cardinal Vincent Nichols said this morning ahead of next month’s synod on the family.

22 September 2014 17:30 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

A white skull cap worn by Pope Francis is set to raise almost £70,000 for charity on the auction website eBay.

22 September 2014 16:04

A Catholic parish in Brighton has issued an urgent plea for a bone marrow donor who could enable a young mother in their congregation to have an essential bone marrow transplant.

22 September 2014 15:12 by CNS

Two weeks before the start of an extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family, the Vatican announced the formation of a special commission to reform the process of granting marriage annulments.

22 September 2014 12:58 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Scotland’s bishops have praised the former First Minister and SNP leader Alex Salmond, who stood down on Friday after the referendum for independence from the United Kingdom failed to garner the support of a majority of voters.

22 September 2014 11:19 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

The Pope used his visit to Albania yesterday to call for tolerance, rebuking those who use religion as an excuse for violence.