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13 August 2014 12:45 by Liz Dodd, Hannah Roberts in Rome

Francis is expected to reach out to leaders in China as he flies over the country on his way to Korea.

Pope Francis’ personal envoy, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, has been dispatched to Iraq to take aid to thousands of Christians driven from their homes by terrorist fighters of the newly established Islamic State (IS).

11 August 2014 18:09 by Katherine Backler

Cuba’s communist Government has permitted the building the first new Catholic church since the Marxist revolution of 1959.

11 August 2014 14:09 by Liz Dodd

The US must carry out airstrikes on Islamic State [IS] militants across northern Iraq and not confine its intervention to Erbil, the Baghdad-based Chaldean Patriarch has said.

11 August 2014 13:02 by Fredrick Nzwili, Katherine Backler

Catholic dioceses in West Africa have introduced emergency measures to halt the spread of the deadly ebola virus that has so far claimed more than 900 lives across Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone since its outbreak in March.

11 August 2014 11:37 by Joanna Moorhead

The future of Catholic education in Wales could be jeopardised by the ending of subsidised transport for pupils at faith schools, the head teacher of a church secondary school said this week.

08 August 2014 18:07 by Christopher Lamb

Pope Francis paid tribute to his late friend the evangelical Bishop Tony Palmer, saying in a special message for his Requiem Mass that he had left an important legacy for Christian unity.

08 August 2014 12:25 by Jon Stibbs, Isabel de Bertodano

A South American diocese at the centre of an investigation by the Vatican has strongly defended its bishop over his handling of abuse allegations concerning his new vicar-general.

08 August 2014 12:20 by Sarah Mac Donald

A leading Irish theologian has criticised Vatican action to silence Fr Tony Flannery and suspend him from ministry, describing it as “theologically inept”.

08 August 2014 12:14 by Jonathan Luxmoore

The head of Ukraine’s Greek Catholic Church has urged his countrymen “not to be afraid to defend their homeland” as official military chaplains began work for the first time in the country since Communist rule and Russian forces announced a major border exercise.