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18 March 2015 13:54 by James Macintyre

The social justice network of the Catholic bishops of England and Wales has expressed disappointment in today’s Budget, criticising further cuts in welfare spending and a failure to focus on the country’s poorest households.

18 March 2015 13:45 by James Macintyre

Bishop Richard Moth has called on the Government to take urgent action in the light of findings on prisons by MPs that show cuts have resulted in overcrowding and an increase in suicides, self-harm and assaults.

18 March 2015 13:26 by Liz Dodd

A Church of England bishop has said that non-Christian faith groups cannot hold services in its churches after a Muslim event in London caused outcry.

18 March 2015 12:57 by Abigail Frymann Rouch, Liz Dodd

The President of the Bishops’ Conference of India urged the chief minister of West Bengal to act swiftly to bring to justice the men who gang-raped a 71-year-old nun in her convent at the weekend.

18 March 2015 12:23 by Liz Dodd, CNS

Pope Francis has named his representative in Iraq and Jordan to be the new nuncio to Cuba.

18 March 2015 12:18 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

France’s National Assembly on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in favour of a bill that would allow doctors to put dying patients into a “deep sedation” until they die.

18 March 2015 12:09 by James Macintyre

Archbishop Peter Smith has spoken of “seriously troubling practices” in workplaces highlighted by a report out last week which showed that Christians feel pressured to keep their faith hidden and are discriminated against when it comes to wearing religious symbols.

18 March 2015 11:22 by James Macintyre

Bishop Patrick Lynch has warned against Ukip scapegoating and discriminating against migrants after the party’s leader, Nigel Farage, suggested that immigrants should not be allowed to use the state education system.

18 March 2015 11:11 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

The Council of Paris, the governing body of the French capital, on Tuesday unanimously adopted a proposal by the city’s socialist mayor Anne Hidalgo to award honorary citizenship to Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian who has been on death row since 2010.

17 March 2015 17:49 by Jonathan Luxmoore

Poland's Catholic Church has suffered a defeat after President Bronislaw Komorowski ignored its complaints and signed legislation to approve an international convention combating violence against women.