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18 June 2014 13:38 by Ruth Gledhill

The Prime Minister has once again applauded the value of Christianity in public life, arguing that it can inspire politicians to get out and "make a difference to people's lives".

18 June 2014 11:48 by Isabel de Bertodano

Pope Francis' love of football is famous and it can be assumed that he is supporting Argentina during the World Cup this month. But Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff thought this might give an unfair advantage to the team.

18 June 2014 11:34 by Fredrick Nzwili

The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops has urged the Government to re-think its security after terrorists killed more than 60 people and destroyed houses and in the coastal town of Mpeketoni near Lamu Island. Police said more than 20 buildings were torched.

17 June 2014 19:03 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

Pope Francis has revealed that he plans to follow in the footsteps of Pope Benedict XVI and retire when he is “no longer able to go on”.

17 June 2014 19:00 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

The award named after Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and set up in 2010 as a “Nobel Prize in Theology” has been given to two professors: French biblical scholar Professor Anne-Marie Pelletier, and Polish expert on Catholic-Jewish dialogue Professor Waldemar Chrostowski.

17 June 2014 12:39 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

The international community should not intervene in efforts to halt the insurgency by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) militia who have seized control of a number of cities, the Latin-rite archbishop of Baghdad said.

16 June 2014 12:38 by Liz Dodd

The former Home Secretary Charles Clarke has attacked the Government for allegedly downgrading religious education in the National Curriculum.

16 June 2014 12:22 by Sarah Mac Donald in Dublin

The distinguished theologian Professor Ladislas Orsy has recommended the Church adopt a proposal once put forward by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI to allow divorced and remarried Catholics to receive communion.

16 June 2014 11:29 by Liz Dodd

Pope Francis has announced he is to make a one-day visit to Albania in September.

16 June 2014 10:46 by Christopher Lamb in Rome

Pope Francis has said he and the Archbishop of Canterbury must focus their joint witness on “prayer, peace and poverty”.