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16 February 2015 12:06

The French Catholic Church has declined to sign a declaration by the group Reporters without Borders (RSF) challenging faith groups to pledge unreserved support for free speech or face public pressure to do so.

16 February 2015 12:00 by Liz Dodd

Pope Francis this morning offered Mass for the repose of the souls of the 21 Coptic Christians beheaded by Islamic State jihadists in Libya.

14 February 2015 00:01

Fr William Nolan is to be ordained as the Bishop of Galloway, in the west of Scotland, this morning. The ceremony is to take place at the Grand Hall, Kilmarnock.

13 February 2015 17:58 by Christopher Lamb in Rome

The Church must reject becoming a closed-off caste and instead be willing to serve the marginalised and those who have lost faith, Pope Francis said this morning.

13 February 2015 13:30 by Liz Dodd

The Pope Emeritus’ mind is “formidable” shape, two years after his resignation as Pope, even if the same can’t quite be said of his legs, according to his personal secretary.

13 February 2015 13:29 by Liz Dodd

Church leaders have condemned the Mayor of Rome’s decision to back the creation of a red-light district in the city.

13 February 2015 13:27 by Christopher Lamb, Joanna Moorhead

Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt was this week accused of “breathtaking ignorance and bigotry” after he appeared to suggest that nuns were second-rate teachers without qualifications.

13 February 2015 10:32 by Christopher Lamb in Rome

Decentralisation, the Vatican's finances and the need for qualified lay professionals are among the topics discussed by cardinals from around the world gathered in Rome by Pope Francis to discuss the reform of the Roman Curia.

12 February 2015 13:14 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

The Vatican has told priests and deacons that their homilies should be based on Scripture and not be improvised, personalised or boring.

12 February 2015 12:54 by Mark Brolly

A Catholic Archbishop and Muslim leader have joined forces to appeal for the lives of two Australians facing execution in Indonesia.