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08 May 2015 12:07 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy was among the leading Catholic MPs who lost their seats in the general election that returned David Cameron to power with an outright majority and delivered almost all the seats north of the border to the SNP.

08 May 2015 11:52 by Sarah Mac Donald in Dublin

The Archbishop of Armagh has expressed concern about the future of the Church’s marriage counselling service in Ireland and whether Catholic schools could continue to uphold church teaching if voters back same-sex marriage in a referendum later this month.

08 May 2015 10:28

An association led by a local politician in Lourdes has begun a campaign to have the body of St Bernadette Soubirous returned from the convent where she died in Burgundy to the south western French town where she reported seeing visions of Mary in 1858.

08 May 2015 10:10 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Thousands of Muslims in Algeria are requesting Bibles and becoming Christians, disillusioned with the so-called Arab Spring and the rise of violent Islam, the country’s sole Bible distributor said.

07 May 2015 12:30 by CNS

Pope Francis is scheduled to meet Cuban President Raul Castro at the Vatican on 10 May, less than five months ahead of the his visit to the island nation.

07 May 2015 12:06 by Brian Morton

A Scottish Parliament committee has found that a bill shortly to come before Holyrood to legalise assisted suicide contains “significant flaws” and “softens cultural perceptions of suicide”.

07 May 2015 11:49

Turning up at a polling station to vote could be described as the sacred duty of any citizen living in a democracy.

07 May 2015 11:43

Religious freedom activists are calling on the US State Department to reverse its decision to deny a visa to an influential Iraqi Christian leader, Sr Diana Momeka, who planned to visit the US this spring to advocate for persecuted Christians in the Middle East.

07 May 2015 10:58 by Christopher Lamb

Cardinal Vincent Nichols this week shared a platform with the Archbishop of Canterbury to take part in an interview with the pioneer of the Alpha Course, the Revd Nicky Gumbel.

06 May 2015 17:28 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

The Archbishop of Dublin set out his vision for an “ethic of equality” in which gay people and their relationships are recognised and cherished while marriage is reserved for heterosexual couples only.