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17 November 2014 11:14 by Joanna Moorhead

Radical plans to deal with the crisis caused by a dwindling number of both priests and Massgoers in Hexham and Newcastle diocese were revealed on Sunday.

14 November 2014 17:48 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

Vatican astronomer Guy Consolmagno is to receive a prestigious scientific award by the American Astronomical Society.

14 November 2014 17:33 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

Pope Francis has approved plans for showers for homeless people to be installed under the colonnades of St Peter’s Square.

14 November 2014 17:07 by Christopher Lamb

The bishops’ conference of England and Wales plans to launch a wide-ranging consultation of parishes and clergy ahead of next year’s synod on the family.

14 November 2014 14:06 by Joanna Moorhead

Pupils at Catholic schools are teaching their parents about their faith rather than the other way round, according to the surprising findings published this week of a research paper on evangelisation in England and Wales.

14 November 2014 13:47 by Christopher Lamb, Abigail Frymann Rouch

The chairman of governors at the Jesuit-run Heythrop College in London has resigned.

14 November 2014 08:00

Catholic financier and arts patron John Studzinski has been awarded the Prince of Wales Medal for Arts Philanthropy, making him the first individual to hold both that and the Prince of Wales Ambassador Award.

13 November 2014 17:08 by Christopher Lamb

Mgr Marcus Stock was today ordained and installed as the new Bishop of Leeds.

13 November 2014 15:32 by Abigail Frymann Rouch, Mark Brolly

Dominican bioethicist Anthony Fisher, who was installed as Archbishop of Sydney on Wednesday, vowed to improve the Church’s record on safeguarding and apologised for sexual abuse committed by clergy.

13 November 2014 13:10 by Joanna Moorhead

Work by the Catholic Education Service has ensured that changes to the Religious Studies GCSE syllabus to make it more academic, and compel the study of two religions instead of one, will maintain a Catholic ethos.