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15 August 2014 14:37 by Ellen Teague

The situation of Coptic Christians in Egypt has improved since the 2013 military overthrow of Islamist President, Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood.

15 August 2014 14:04 by Sarah Mac Donald

The Primate of All Ireland, Cardinal Sean Brady, has submitted his resignation as Archbishop of Armagh as on Saturday he reaches the episcopal retirement age of 75.

15 August 2014 13:46 by Michael Sean Winters, Liz Dodd, CNS

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) is holding its annual meeting this week in Nashville, its first such gathering since a meeting with Vatican officials in April at which the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) insisted the group pre-clear its speakers’ lists.

15 August 2014 13:15 by Liz Dodd, CNS

The perils of South Korea’s booming economy were at the centre of the second day of Pope Francis’ pastoral visit to the country, as he warned lay Catholics not to let “unbridled competition” marginalise the poor.

14 August 2014 17:37 by Christopher Lamb, Katherine Backler

The disciples in woolly jumpers and the risen Christ with a watering can are just some of the unusual portrayals by the artist Eularia Clarke (1914-1970).

14 August 2014 15:50 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Baroness (Sayeeda) Warsi called for David Cameron to recall Parliament in order to “seriously consider” authorising targeted military action to save the lives of religious minorities driven from their homes by jihadists in northern Iraq.

14 August 2014 13:40 by Ruth Gledhill in Poplar, east London

The 77-year-old nun who twice arranged for a provocative black Islamic flag to be removed from the gate of the Will Crooks estate in Poplar, east London has called for extra funding to help with training and employment for the area's young men.

14 August 2014 13:38 by Christopher Lamb

The senior English Benedictine house is considering its future after the retirement of its abbot and the decision not to immediately appoint his successor.

13 August 2014 15:18 by Katherine Backler

The Vatican’s lead prosecutor on abuse cases has praised the media for keeping sex abuse cases in the public eye.

13 August 2014 13:26 by Liz Dodd

The Chaldean Patriarch in Baghdad called for the international community to “clear the Nineveh plain from all the elements of jihadist warriors”, warning that without drastic action the world would be responsible for allowing “a slow genocide” to take place.