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27 June 2014 15:25 by James Roberts

A Vatican tribunal has ordered the laicisation of Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, the former nuncio to the Dominican Republic, who stands accused of sexual abuse. The action has been proposed following a hearing before the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, although the accused has two months to appeal.

27 June 2014 13:36 by James Roberts

Virtually the whole of the largest Christian community in Iraq has been forced into exile by fighting between Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) terrorists and Kurdish armed forcers, according to a local Dominican sister.

26 June 2014 15:30 by Ruth Gledhill

The Labour Party has reiterated its long-term support for faith schools in the wake of a poll in The Observer newspaper which found that nearly two-thirds of voters believe faith schools should not be funded by the state or should be abolished.

26 June 2014 15:25 by Ruth Gledhill

A senior priest has raised questions over the extent to which educational institutions in Wales are using Government guidelines to tackle radicalisation of students, after two students who attended a Catholic sixth form college went to Syria to join the terrorist group Isis.

26 June 2014 12:44 by Christopher Lamb

Catholics failing to follow Church teaching should be treated with mercy but at the same time need to be better educated on its content, a new document released today in preparation for October’s Synod on the family states.

25 June 2014 14:49 by Ellen Teague

A 27-year-old Sudanese Catholic who gave birth in prison after being sentenced to hang for apostasy in May was freed from Omdurman women’s prison on Monday, but prevented from leaving the country the following day with her husband and two young children.

25 June 2014 14:45 by Liz Dodd

The Diocese of Portsmouth is to hold discernment interviews for Catholics in its parishes this weekend as part of an evangelisation drive.

25 June 2014 14:40 by Liz Dodd

The Supreme Court today rejected an appeal to allow doctors to help people to die, but challenged the Government to review the law around euthanasia.

24 June 2014 14:31 by Liz Dodd

Cambridge academic Dr Mark Hayes has been appointed the first holder of a Chair in Catholic Social Teaching at Durham University.

23 June 2014 13:41 by Liz Dodd

The number of abortions in England and Wales fell slightly to 190,800, latest figures show, with nine taking place due to a cleft lip and palate.