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05 November 2014 14:09 by Michael Sean Winters

Republicans took control of the US Senate following the mid-term elections on Tuesday, picking up seats in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Montana, North Carolina, South Dakota, and West Virginia.

05 November 2014 14:07 by Anto Akkara

A young Christian couple was burned alive in a brick kiln in the Punjab province for allegedly burning pages of the Qu’ran.

04 November 2014 15:17 by Liz Dodd

Western-dominated media overlooked the concerns of the developing world at the recent Synod on the Family, a senior cardinal has said.

04 November 2014 15:16 by CNS

A month after closing a Synod of Bishops on the family stirred by controversy over divorce, same-sex unions and other nonmarital relationships, Pope Francis will open an interreligious conference dedicated to traditional marriage.

04 November 2014 13:37 by Christopher Lamb

MPs have backed a motion clarifying that abortion on the grounds of sex is illegal.

03 November 2014 14:59 by Liz Dodd

The Prince of Wales will tomorrow deliver a speech on religious freedom to the House of Lords.

03 November 2014 14:58 by Liz Dodd

A teenage boy today admitted murdering teacher Ann Maguire, who was stabbed to death in front of students at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds in April.

03 November 2014 14:40 by Fredrick Nzwili, Ellen Teague

Churches across West Africa have introduced special measures to help prevent Catholics contracting ebola at Mass. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are worst affected by the epidemic, which has claimed almost 5,000 lives.

03 November 2014 14:39

Bishop Marcello Semeraro of Albano, secretary of Pope Francis’ advisory council of cardinals, has told priests in his diocese that Catholics attending Masses by the Society of St Pius X (SSPX) or receiving sacraments from its priests would be automatically excommunicated because the society has no canonical status.

03 November 2014 14:38 by CNS

"When we inhale, by prayer, we receive the fresh air of the Holy Spirit. When exhaling this air, we announce Jesus Christ risen by the same spirit," Pope Francis told members of the Catholic Fraternity of Charismatic Covenant Communities and Fellowships.