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08 August 2014 12:14 by Jonathan Luxmoore

The head of Ukraine’s Greek Catholic Church has urged his countrymen “not to be afraid to defend their homeland” as official military chaplains began work for the first time in the country since Communist rule and Russian forces announced a major border exercise.

07 August 2014 14:30 by Liz Dodd, Hannah Roberts in Rome

One hundred thousand Iraqi Christians fled their homes "with nothing but the clothes on their backs" after the Christian town of Qaraqosh and nearby villages were overrun by Islamic State militants overnight, the Chaldean Patriarch said today.

07 August 2014 13:54 by Jonathan Luxmoore

German bishops have marked the centenary of the start of the First World War by calling for a ban on arms exports from their country for use in conflict

07 August 2014 13:51 by Joanna Moorhead

New draft guidelines on NHS chaplaincies could seriously undermine the work of Catholic chaplains in hospitals, it was claimed this week.

07 August 2014 13:43 by Ruth Gledhill

The Church has expressed its regret at the resignation of Baroness Warsi as Minister for Faith and Communities. Baroness (Sayeeda) Warsi stood down on Wednesday, saying that she could no longer support what she called the Government's "morally indefensible" approach to the conflict. MPs and commentators have expressed fears that her departure will put further strain on relations between the Church and the Government.

06 August 2014 15:15 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

Pope Francis has lifted the suspension of a Nicaraguan priest imposed in the 1980s after he refused to give up his position in the country's leftist revolutionary government.

06 August 2014 13:53 by Liz Dodd

A Ugandan court has overturned anti-gay legislation that sought to punish homosexual acts and cohabitation with life imprisonment.

06 August 2014 13:47 by Liz Dodd

Pope Francis has told a crowd of 50,000 young German altar servers gathered in St Peter’s Square yesterday not to waste their lives on “futile” distractions such as chatting on the internet or on smartphones.

06 August 2014 13:27 by Ellen Teague

Despite space for religious practice being “cautiously widened” in Vietnam in recent decades, "serious violations of religious freedom" remain, says the UN’s Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion.

05 August 2014 18:44 by Ruth Gledhill

The Bishop of Gloucester, Michael Perham, has been questioned by police over allegations of indecent assault on a girl under 18 and a woman.