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19 March 2014 15:23 by Ellen Teague and Abigail Frymann

A Chinese bishop who spent more than two decades in communist Beijing’s prison and labour camps died last Sunday under house arrest aged 95.

19 March 2014 13:34 by Anto Akkara

Three of the nine accused in a case involving the rape of a nun and parading her semi-naked through the streets during anti-Christian violence in Kandhamal, eastern Orissa state, in August 2008 have been convicted.

19 March 2014 12:03 by Sarah Mac Donald in Dublin

The Church’s teaching on marriage and family life is disconnected from the real-life experience of many Irish Catholics, the country’s bishops have acknowledged.

19 March 2014 11:34 by James Macintyre and Liz Dodd

A Catholic charity has accused the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, of “failing the poorest” in his Budget, which was announced today.

19 March 2014 11:22 by Mark Brolly

Archbishop Denis Hart of Melbourne has established the Personal Parish of Blessed John Henry Newman for Catholics wishing to avail themselves of the Tridentine Rite Mass in Latin.

18 March 2014 19:52 by Michael Sean Winters

The newly elected mayors of both Boston and New York City boycotted their cities’ St Patrick’s Day parades because the organisers refused to permit gay and lesbian groups to march under gay activist banners.

18 March 2014 16:26 by Abigail Frymann and Brian Morton

An external inquiry into the Catholic Church in Scotland’s handling of allegations of sexual abuse by priests will hear from abuse victims and provide a “significant opportunity to bring about material change”, the man leading the review said.

18 March 2014 14:00 by Jon Stibbs

A prominent bishop in the central American nation of Belize has urged the nation’s 200 Catholic schools to ban groups that oppose church teaching on sexual ethics.

18 March 2014 12:38 by James Macintyre

The teaching of Religious Education (RE) plays a key role in reducing community conflict and urged the Government to do more to promote it, a group of parliamentarians has said.

17 March 2014 16:36 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Pope Francis has been invited by the Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner to speak to a joint session of Congress.