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05 May 2014 10:05 by James Macintyre

The controversial blog “Protect the Pope”, written by a deacon who attacked church figures over issues such as sexuality and abortion, has closed down.

02 May 2014 13:19 by Liz Dodd

South Sudan is already in a civil war, an expert on the country has warned.

02 May 2014 13:03 by Sarah Mac Donald in Dublin

Relations between Ireland and the Holy See appear to have turned a corner following an invitation to Pope Francis to visit the country and the lifting of sanctions against an Irish priest.

02 May 2014 12:59 by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt

Pope Francis has close ties with liberation theology, the prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the body that once condemned the movement, has said.

01 May 2014 14:13 by Liz Dodd

The Vatican commission to advise on safeguarding and abuse issues has met for the first time today in Rome.

01 May 2014 14:05 by Christopher Lamb, Liz Dodd

Pope Francis has expressed his spiritual closeness to the family of Ann Maguire in a message conveyed by his British representative.

01 May 2014 13:48 by Christopher Lamb

The new Archbishop of Liverpool has urged his diocese to break with old structures and become a Church that is focused on evangelisation and serving the poor.

01 May 2014 13:11 by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt

Pope Francis has appointed a three-cardinal commission to find a “final, consensual solution” to the prolonged conflict between the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) and its chancellor, the university announced in a statement.

01 May 2014 12:56 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, is to represent Pope Francis at tomorrow's reconsecration of the newly restored, 114-year-old Basilica of St Augustine in Annaba, the Algerian city once known as Hippo, where the saint was bishop from 395 to 430.

01 May 2014 12:53

A deceased Dutch bishop has been identified as a child molester in the second such admission in as many weeks. Utrecht archdiocese, where Johannes Nienhaus was auxiliary bishop from 1982 to 1999, said a commission investigating the scandals had confirmed four complaints against him.