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05 March 2014 13:09 by James Macintyre

Protests against nuclear weapons organised by Catholic peace groups will be held at the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and across the country this afternoon to mark Ash Wednesday.

05 March 2014 12:49 by James Macintyre

The Archbishop of Birmingham, Bernard Longley, handed out soup and sandwiches to the homeless at a soup kitchen in the city centre at the weekend.

05 March 2014 12:10 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Ghanaian cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, said this week that “homosexuals are not criminals” and should not be sentenced for up to life in prison.

05 March 2014 12:00

The Algeria Government postponed a visit by a French magistrate investigating the 1996 massacre of seven Cistercian monks, four days before he was due to arrive on 2 March, saying it was not ready to receive him and a dozen experts.

05 March 2014 10:55 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Pope Francis has said that the Church leadership needs to “take into account people’s situations” and their ability to adhere to the ban on artificial contraception.

04 March 2014 16:55 by James Roberts

The persecution of Christians in contemporary society was the focus of Pope Francis’ homily at his Mass this morning in the Sanctae Marthae residence.

04 March 2014 12:16 by James Macintyre

Senior Bishops in England and Wales have issued pastoral letters urging Catholics to return to Confession this Lent.

04 March 2014 12:07

The Lourdes sanctuary in south-western France has scrapped plans to build more baths for pilgrims in favour of a new design meant to make the grotto area more a place of prayer and reflection.

03 March 2014 18:11 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

The Church needs to find a way to minister to Catholics whose marriages have failed, who are committed to making a new union work and who long to do so within the Church and with the grace of Communion, Cardinal Walter Kasper told a meeting of the world's cardinals.

03 March 2014 14:27 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

The Pope’s newly announced finance minister has said that the working languages of the forthcoming Secretariat for the Economy will be English as well as Italian, a sign that the new Vatican department will be run as a global institution.