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10 November 2014 17:29 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Paul Gallagher as the Vatican's equivalent of a foreign minister.

10 November 2014 11:35 by Christopher Lamb, Abigail Frymann Rouch

Guidance for Catholics voting in next year’s general election will be high on the agenda when English and Welsh bishops gather in Leeds this week for their biannual meeting.

07 November 2014 17:09 by Christopher Lamb

Pope Francis today announced that Cardinal Raymond Burke, a leading conservative voice in the Church, would be moved from a senior position in the Vatican to become Patron of the Order of Malta.

07 November 2014 17:00 by Joanna Moorhead

Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill, which would enable a doctor to prescribe lethal drugs to a terminally ill patient, entered its committee stage in the House of Lords on Friday.

07 November 2014 12:30 by Jonathan Luxmoore

Austria's church-owned Kathpress newsagency has questioned Vatican data in the run-up to the Pope's late November visit to Turkey, and said the country could be home to many more Catholics than official figures suggest.

07 November 2014 11:48 by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt, James Roberts

Just one month after the closing of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, Pope Francis is to open a major interreligious conference in Rome dedicated to traditional marriage.

07 November 2014 08:04 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

The official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, Cafod, is to make 50 staff members redundant.

06 November 2014 15:44 by Fredrick Nzwili

A Kenyan Catholic priest and four other men have been sentenced to death for the murder of Luigi Locati, the bishop of Isiolo, in 2005.

06 November 2014 11:47 by Joanna Moorhead

Fr Gerard W Hughes, the author of the best-selling God of Surprises, who died on Tuesday at his nursing home in Bournemouth, was “an uneasy prophet who sought God in the turmoil, rather than in the tranquility, of the status quo”, according to the Jesuit provincial in Britain.

06 November 2014 11:21 by Sarah Mac Donald

An American parish priest has refused a request from his archbishop to cancel or change the venue of a talk by the reform-minded Irish priest, Fr Tony Flannery.