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07 July 2014 15:00 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

Pope Francis met six victims of clerical sex abuse today to beg forgiveness for the “sacrilegious” crimes committed by the “sons and daughters of the Church, who betrayed their mission, who abused innocent persons.”

07 July 2014 13:44 by Liz Dodd

Catholic MP Sarah Teather is to chair an inquiry into immigration detention amid concerns that the system is failing weak and vulnerable detainees.

07 July 2014 13:40 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has been appointed the first chancellor of St Mary’s University, Twickenham, the largest Catholic higher-education college in England and Wales.

07 July 2014 13:38 by Liz Dodd

Catholic school governors have criticised the National Governors’ Association (NGA) for advocating the abolition of compulsory Christian assemblies in schools.

07 July 2014 13:19 by Liz Dodd, Ellen Teague

Two nuns are among five Assyrians believed to have been kidnapped while visiting a girls’ orphanage in northern Iraq in an area now controlled by the Islamic State.

04 July 2014 13:17 by Ruth Gledhill

Methodists celebrated more than twice as many funerals as baptisms last year, as latest figures show a decline in membership of one third over the last decade.

04 July 2014 13:11 by Sarah Mac Donald in Dublin

The future leader of the Church in Ireland has said he does not believe change in the Church’s fundamental teachings on marriage and human sexuality are likely to follow the extraordinary synod on the family in October.

04 July 2014 13:09 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

The Church is considering a ban on godparents at Italian christenings in a bid to curb mafia influence.

03 July 2014 16:04 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

The Vatican has given its blessing to exorcisms as a standard practice in the Catholic Church.

03 July 2014 13:31 by Ruth Gledhill

The Bishop of Shrewsbury has denounced the “false mercy” put forward in Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill and has warned that the sanctity of life is under attack.