Cardinal Vincent Nichols on Wednesday paid tribute to the inspirational work of young social activists at an awards ceremony in London.

Brentwood diocese paid scant attention to gospel values when they made 10 members of staff redundant, it was claimed this week.

Cardinal Walter Kasper, president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, has attempted to demonstrate how it would be possible theologically to allow remarried divorcees to receive the Eucharist under tightly defined conditions.

Catholics in Manchester have won a battle to keep the chapel at North Manchester General Hospital from being turned into a Muslim prayer room.

A Melbourne newspaper says passport details prove Cardinal George Pell was studying in Oxford 46 years ago at the time a survivor of child sexual abuse says the Australian prelate, then a young priest, heard him plead for help a few weeks after being raped by a Christian Brother in the Victorian city of Ballarat.

The Catholic shrine at Walsingham has launched a £10 million appeal to fund a large-scale refurbishment that will include a Catholic media centre.

Ruth Kelly, the former Secretary of State for Education, is to join the staff of St Mary’s University, Twickenham as Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise.

As many as 10 bishops in England and Wales are in charge of dioceses so short of priests that they would welcome the chance for the Church to discern whether ordaining married men would be the way forward, a retired bishop said this week.

Pope Francis visited retired Pope Benedict XVI at his Vatican residence on Tuesday to wish him a happy summer.

Ruth Worsley is to become the Church of England’s fifth woman bishop after being named the Bishop of Taunton in the Diocese of Bath and Wells.

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