ITV newsreader Julie Etchingham is one of 7,000 Catholics who have sent messages of solidarity to refugee families fleeing their homes in Syria and Iraq...

Pope Francis has appointed Italian Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia as head of two ‘pro-life’ academic institutes within the Vatican as part his reorganisation of Vatican departments for family and ‘life’ issues...

The last independent publisher of Catholic books in Ireland, the Columba Book Service, has gone into liquidation. The religious publishing house, founded as Columba Press in 1984 by Sean O’Boyle, was known for backing provocative Catholic theologians...

Professor Alexis Jay, who led the inquiry into abuse in Rotherham, has been named the new chairwoman of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA) in England and Wales.

Catholic universities have featured in the top 20 ranking for overall student satisfaction this year, writes Megan Cornwell.

Emeritus Bishop of Derry Edward Daly, who as a young priest unwittingly became a symbol of the Troubles when he was photographed waving a bloodstained white handkerchief as he tried to escort Bloody Sunday victim Jackie Duddy to safety, was buried on Thursday last week.

French Catholics are growing increasingly wary of Muslims following a wave of Islamist terrorist attacks that culminated in the murder of Fr Jacques Hamel in a church near Rouen last month, according to a new opinion poll, writes Tom Heneghan.

Germany’s Catholic Church hopes to achieve closer ties to Protestants during the upcoming 500th anniversary of the Reformation, while admitting its own “guilt and errors” for the past, according to a senior bishop.

 At least five people have died and thousands more have been rescued but left homeless after “historic” flooding in the US state of Louisiana.

The pastor who fled to the US after becoming the focus of a campaign against Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has announced that he is organising the biggest protest by Zimbabweans abroad at next month's United Nations General Assembly in New York...

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