The coffins of five Archbishops of Canterbury have been found in a church vault beside Lambeth Palace, the official London residence of the prelate for almost 800 years.

An order of nuns has been accused of making fraudulent claims in a £31 million land deal, writes Paul Wilkinson.

 Northern Ireland’s police chief has admitted his force needs to work harder to appeal to potential recruits among the Catholic community, but suggested a greater effort is required from nationalist leaders to make a police career acceptable, write Paul Wilkinson and Martin O’Brien.

Polish Catholics working in the oil industry have bolstered an unexpected two per cent increase in churchgoing in Aberdeenshire, but elsewhere across Scotland numbers have plummeted.

Readers of the Radio Times have been asked to vote for their favourite TV or radio programme about faith, belief and ethics for this year’s Sandford St Martin Trust Awards. Nominees for the readers’ choice award include the documentary A World Without Down’s Syndrome? by actor Sally Phillips (above), and an advert for shopping website Amazon that celebrated the friendship between a vicar and an imam.

Catholic Churches and clergy in Venezuela have been targeted in a wave of protests by pro-government supporters, after the Bishops’ Conference spoke out against the actions of President Nicolás Maduro, writes Martha Pskowski.

The Austrian bishops have insisted that the cross, as a symbol of justice and fairness, should remain in the country’s courtrooms, as the debate on the issue divided the Government and the judges, write Christa Pongratz-Lippitt and Mark Brolly.

France’s cliffhanger presidential election neared tomorrow’s first round of voting with all four front-runners stepping up Christian references to appeal to religious sentiments that are normally overlooked in the country’s officially secular political sphere.

News Briefing: global Premium

20 April 2017 | by James Roberts

Pope Francis on Easter Sunday condemned a bomb blast on a crowded Syrian bus convoy that killed at least 126 people – including 68 children – outside Aleppo as an “ignoble” attack.

The White House says it will be seeking a meeting between President Donald Trump and Pope Francis after senior Republican figures lobbied for a papal audience to take place when Trump is in Italy next month...

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