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14 March 2014 13:53 by Sarah Mac Donald in Dublin

The Archbishop of Dublin has criticised the Association of Catholic Priests’ (ACP) use of the word “mistake” to describe incidents of child sexual abuse by priests.

14 March 2014 13:37

Patriarchs of the Orthodox Churches have agreed to hold an ecumenical council in 2016, a major event that could bring the 14 autonomous Orthodox Churches closer to each other and allow them to consider closer ties to the Roman Catholic Church.

13 March 2014 13:03 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

A Czech priest and philosopher who was secretly ordained in Soviet-occupied East Germany has won the prestigious Templeton Prize, wprth £1.1m, which acknowledges people who have “made an exceptional contribution to affirming life's spiritual dimension”.

13 March 2014 12:35 by Christopher Lamb

A deacon who runs a Catholic website that criticised bishops, theologians and lay groups for being out of step with church teaching has been asked to stop posting material.

13 March 2014 12:30 by Christopher Lamb and James Macintyre

Two bishops of England and Wales have broken ranks with their confreres with one calling for developments in church teaching on human sexuality and the other criticising the collective decision not to publish the findings of a Vatican survey.

13 March 2014 11:55

Belgium’s Catholic University of Leuven (KUL), which came under Vatican scrutiny for its stem-cell research in 2007 and considered dropping “Catholic” from its name, has mended fences in Rome.

12 March 2014 22:00 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Developing the role of women, reforming the Vatican bureaucracy and improving the Church’s record on abuse are the three areas Pope Francis must most urgently address, according to a survey conducted by The Tablet.

12 March 2014 15:15 by Liz Dodd

Former Irish president Mary McAleese has become a patron of the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology.

12 March 2014 13:13 by Mark Brolly

Cardinal George Pell has told Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse that the Church should be open to litigation over abuse, challenging the so-called "Ellis defence" that the Church was not a legal entity and could not be sued.

12 March 2014 12:59 by Isabel de Bertodano

Cardinal Jorge Urosa has deplored a call from the Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, for his civilian militia supporters to confront protestors who have erected blockades on roads around Caracas.