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24 November 2014 13:20 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Pope Francis has appointed Guinean Cardinal Robert Sarah to lead the Congregation for Divine Worship, which deals with the Church’s liturgical affairs, the Vatican announced today.

21 November 2014 16:39 by James Roberts

The Prince of Wales this week followed up his impassioned plea for religious freedom at the 4 November launch of an Aid to the Church in the Need report on persecution, with a visit to St Yeghichè’s Armenian church in South Kensington, London.

21 November 2014 13:22 by Christopher Lamb

Internal disagreements within the board of governors of Heythrop are thought to lie behind the resignation of its chairman, which comes during crucial talks about the future of the Jesuit-run college in west London.

21 November 2014 13:07 by Michael Sean Winters

Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley, in an interview on the CBS news programme “60 Minutes” said that the Vatican must “urgently” address the case of Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph, the only US bishop to have been convicted of failing to report an instance of clergy sex abuse to the authorities.

20 November 2014 17:56 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

Pope Francis has condemned the “primacy of profit”, which he said was hindering the battle against world hunger.

20 November 2014 14:22

Former President Nicolas Sarkozy has caused an uproar in his conservative UMP party by saying he would repeal France’s same-sex marriage law if elected again in 2017.

20 November 2014 14:13 by Sarah Mac Donald

Members of the first diocesan synod in Ireland for half a century should challenge Catholics about being part-time Christians who are simply clients of “an ecclesiastical franchise”.

20 November 2014 14:05 by Christopher Lamb

Cardinal Vincent Nichols said this week that he believes Pope Francis appreciates the experience of the English Catholic Church in learning to exist in a culture that does not always agree with it.

19 November 2014 15:39 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Archbishop Francisco Javier Martínez Fernández of Granada in southern Spain has suspended a group of 10 priests from their duties after they were accused of sexually abusing a young man when he was a minor.

19 November 2014 13:34 by Joanna Moorhead, Christopher Lamb

Police chief Kevin Hyland, 51, a Catholic who has worked with many church organisations in fighting human trafficking, has been appointed Britain’s first anti-slavery tsar.