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09 October 2014 18:38 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

The Vatican’s top canon lawyer chosen by Pope Francis to oversee a reform of the process of annulments signalled that he wants to see major change in the way that failed marriages are declared null.

09 October 2014 17:08 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

Bishops want to make annulment of marriages quicker and easier, while avoiding the creation of ‘a kind of Catholic divorce,’ the Vatican has said.

09 October 2014 14:30 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

Pope Francis could become the first pope in history to win the Nobel Peace Prize, according to the bookmakers.

09 October 2014 14:13 by Sarah Mac Donald

Vocations are a top priority for the Church in Ireland, according to the newly elected president of the Irish Bishops’ Conference.

09 October 2014 13:40 by Christopher Lamb in Rome

The man picked by Pope Francis to sort out the Vatican’s finances admitted last night that details of the Holy See’s financial health remained opaque to the very committee supposed to be overseeing them.

09 October 2014 13:38 by Joanna Moorhead

The number of annulments in the United Kingdom has declined dramatically over the last 10 years, according to figures obtained by The Tablet.

09 October 2014 13:19 by Christopher Lamb in Rome

Two leading cardinals attending the synod on the family have said that while a change in language on church teaching on sexuality is necessary, it does not mark a shift in doctrine.

08 October 2014 15:54 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, president of the German bishops’ conference, has delivered a document to the Synod indicating that German bishops favour a proposal made by Cardinal Walter Kasper to ease the ban on divorced and remarried Catholics receiving Communion.

08 October 2014 15:26 by Christopher Lamb in Rome

The Archbishop of Jos has stressed that the Catholic Church in Nigeria is opposed to any discrimination of gay people.

08 October 2014 11:50 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Canon Andrew White, the so-called “Vicar of Baghdad”, has left Iraq for the foreseeable future on the advice of the Archbishop of Canterbury because of the escalating conflict with Islamic State jihadists.