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Authorities in Pakistan have detained 59 people for the brutal murder of a Christian couple in November.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu has urged the Pope to reconsider his decision not to meet with the Dalai Lama during a gathering of Nobel laureates in Rome last week.
The traditional stronghold of Catholicism in England and Wales is in a state of decline but should emerge with smaller, more vibrant parish communities, the Archbishop of Liverpool has said.
The Prince of Wales said the actions of those who deliberately destroy harmony between people of different faiths are “quite literally diabolical”.
Pope Francis personally appealed to President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro this year to encourage both leaders to normalise diplomatic relations, a senior Obama administration official said.
A leading campaigner against sexual abuse in England and Wales has been appointed to the Vatican commission for the protection of children.
Twenty-two allegations of abuse were made against members of the Church in Scotland last year, according to a new safeguarding report. They included complaints about sexual, physical, emotional and verbal abuse by priests, Religious and volunteers.
A coalition of Church groups is to resettle 50 Syrian refugees in central London.
The Archbishop of Glasgow has expressed his dismay at a legal ruling against two Catholic midwives who objected to supervising nurses involved in abortion procedures.
Pope Francis celebrated his 78th birthday this morning with a very different kind of papal audience – one that started with him blowing out candles on a cake and ended with thousands of pilgrims dancing the tango in St Peter’s Square.