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06 November 2014 11:15 by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt

More and more churches and synagogues are being used for non-religious purposes or even being pulled down, according to a group dedicated to conserving religious buildings.

06 November 2014 11:09 by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt

A parish priest in Switzerland has blessed a lesbian couple in his parish church in a service closely resembling a marriage ceremony.

05 November 2014 15:14 by Christopher Lamb

A document authorised by Pope Francis has decreed that non-cardinal heads of Vatican departments and officials automatically lose office when they reach 75.

05 November 2014 15:13 by Christopher Lamb

Pope Francis told attendees a course at the Roman Rota – the Church’s appeal court – that marriage annulments should be streamlined so that people are not left waiting for “justice”.

05 November 2014 15:13 by Christopher Lamb

Catholic schools teach tolerance and inclusiveness but are expected to make clear the distinction between civil unions and a Catholic understanding of marriage, the Church’s Education Service made clear this week.

05 November 2014 15:12 by Joanna Moorhead, Liz Dodd

Parliament should learn from the Church’s hands-on approach to tackling poverty, Cardinal Vincent Nichols said on Wednesday.

05 November 2014 15:09 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Pope Francis has criticised bishops who strut around “like peacocks” and live only for their “vanity”.

05 November 2014 14:10 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Prince Charles this week spoke again of his ”mounting despair” at the plight of Christians and other religious and ethnic minorities in northern Iraq and Syria. Concerned at the deterioration of religious tolerance around the world, the heir to the British throne warned that “the very freedom on which society is built is threatened with destruction”.

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.