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17 January 2015 09:59 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Pope Francis has celebrated an open-air Mass for tens of thousands of Catholics in the Philippine city of Tacloban which was flattened by Typhoon Haiyan just over a year ago.

16 January 2015 17:37 by CNS

Pope Francis did not disappoint hundreds of former street children who were part of a massive campaign to show him one of the centres where they have found safety and love.

16 January 2015 14:01 by Abigail Frymann Rouch, CNS

Pope Francis issued his strongest defence yet of the Church’s teaching on artificial contraception on Friday, urging families at a rally in Asia's largest Catholic nation to be "sanctuaries of respect for life".

16 January 2015 12:10 by Joanna Moorhead

A leading Catholic educationalist is urging the Church in England and Wales to consider reversing its decision not to open any new Catholic academies.

16 January 2015 10:02 by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt

A controversial Saudi-financed centre for interfaith dialogue is being threatened with closure because of Saudi Arabia’s dismal human rights record.

15 January 2015 22:00 by Christopher Lamb

A crossbench peer is to argue on Friday in the House of Lords that the High Court alone should decide whether a terminally ill patient can end their own life early.

15 January 2015 18:42 by Christopher Lamb

A delegation of Catholic bishops from across the world was unable to enter Gaza to say Mass at a local parish after being held up for eight hours by Israeli security forces.

15 January 2015 18:19 by Ellen Teague

A Catholic archbishop in Northern Nigeria has accused the West of ignoring the threat and continuing atrocities of the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram.

15 January 2015 14:01 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Pope Francis said his five-day visit to the Philippines is “all about the poor”, as reports have emerged of street children being thrown in detention centres ahead of his visit.

15 January 2015 13:09 by Christopher Lamb

Pope Francis has defended the right of freedom of speech but warned against offending other religions.