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01 May 2015 18:00 by James Roberts

Pope Francis yesterday met the 18 members of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC III) before they left for their annual meeting at the Palazzola retreat house, in the Alban Hills south of Rome.

01 May 2015 15:34 by Elena Curti

Pope Francis has taken further steps towards reforming the Vatican’s media operations with the establishment of a commission to study the recommendations in a report produced by the British Catholic peer, Lord (Chris) Patten.

01 May 2015 14:10 by Elena Curti

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor has written of his “sorrow and shame” for allowing a priest who abused children to remain in ministry when he was Bishop of Arundel and Brighton.

01 May 2015 11:17 by Joanna Moorhead

Three hermits living in a presbytery in the Diocese of Northampton say they have been asked to leave by the bishop following complaints about the behaviour of one of their number who regularly preaches and leaflets against homosexuality.

01 May 2015 11:04 by Joanna Moorhead

The organiser a group set up to encourage young people to live out the Church’s teachings on chastity has said she will stop distributing leaflets warning young people that sex outside marriage can “destroy their souls” and “make their bodies sick”.

01 May 2015 10:49 by Isabel de Bertodano

Students at the Catholic University of Santiago have staged a demonstration against Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati, over the dismissal of a prominent liberation theologian.

30 April 2015 06:00 by Joanna Moorhead, Christopher Lamb

A major diocese in the north of England has posted its fourth annual budget deficit of the past five years after its latest accounts revealed a shortfall of £1.3 million in the last financial year.

30 April 2015 05:59 by Ellen Teague

An Irish Columban priest has told a hearing of the US Congress that if child trafficking in the Philippines is to be tackled properly, then it will be necessary to reform the police and the judiciary.

30 April 2015 05:59 by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt

In a long interview in the German daily Die Welt on 24 April, Cardinal Raymond Burke renewed his attack on Cardinal Walter Kasper, whose “merciful” solution for remarried divorcees who wish to receive Communion was discussed at last October’s Extraordinary Synod.

29 April 2015 16:36 by CNS

Two millennia after the "Gospel of the family" defeated an abusive social practice that humiliated women, the "radical equality" of spouses in Christian marriage must now bear "new fruit" in society, including "the right to equal pay for equal work," said Pope Francis.