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27 March 2015 13:48 by Liz Dodd, Abigail Frymann Rouch

One of the most senior cardinals in the Vatican has condemned as “anti-Catholic” a suggestion by the president of the German bishops’ conference that local Churches should decide their own response to divorced and remarried Catholics who wanted to receive Communion.

27 March 2015 13:44 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Catholic peer Lord Hylton has voiced concern that foreign domestic workers remain “open to abuse and exploitation” despite the passage of the Modern Slavery Act, which received Royal Assent today.

27 March 2015 13:30 by CNS

The Polish bishops' conference defended its handling of sexual abuse by clergy after a former priest was jailed in connection with the case of Jozef Wesolowski, the laicized former nuncio to the Dominican Republic.

27 March 2015 12:50 by Abigail Frymann Rouch, Isabel de Bertodano

Members of Pope Francis' safeguarding board have expressed concern over his appointment of a Chilean bishop to a diocese despite accusations that he covered up child abuse by a priest.

27 March 2015 11:46 by Sarah Mac Donald

Priests from Ireland and two bishops have become the latest to call for changes to the English translation of the Mass.

27 March 2015 11:44

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will welcome Pope Francis to the White House on 23 September during his visit to the US.

27 March 2015 11:37 by Tom Heneghan

French Catholics and Muslims held a joint prayer service near Paris to celebrate the feast of the Annunciation, taking a similar tradition from Lebanon as their model and planning to make it an annual event in France.

27 March 2015 11:31 by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been “shown the yellow card” by Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki of Cologne for boasting that football’s international governing body is more influential than any religion.

27 March 2015 11:18 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

Italian bishops have expressed their support for Dolce and Gabbana after the fashion designers found themselves under attack for defending the traditional family.

26 March 2015 17:32 by Liz Dodd

The Church of England has named its most senior woman bishop, the second to be appointed to the episcopacy this week.