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- Armenian Church canonises 1.5 million genocide 'martyrs' slain by Ottoman Turks
- ‘Merger’ talks between St Mary’s, Twickenham and Heythrop College enter final stage
- One third of would-be MPs believe in God and one third are atheists
- French Church gets 10,000 responses to Vatican survey on family life
A Polish priest has been charged with 10 counts of sex abuse in connection with the case of the laicised Polish former nuncio to the Dominican Republic, Jozef Wesolowski.
Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Paul Gallagher as the Vatican's equivalent of a foreign minister.
Guidance for Catholics voting in next year’s general election will be high on the agenda when English and Welsh bishops gather in Leeds this week for their biannual meeting.
Pope Francis today announced that Cardinal Raymond Burke, a leading conservative voice in the Church, would be moved from a senior position in the Vatican to become Patron of the Order of Malta.
Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill, which would enable a doctor to prescribe lethal drugs to a terminally ill patient, entered its committee stage in the House of Lords on Friday.
Austria's church-owned Kathpress newsagency has questioned Vatican data in the run-up to the Pope's late November visit to Turkey, and said the country could be home to many more Catholics than official figures suggest.
Just one month after the closing of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, Pope Francis is to open a major interreligious conference in Rome dedicated to traditional marriage.
The official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, Cafod, is to make 50 staff members redundant.
A Kenyan Catholic priest and four other men have been sentenced to death for the murder of Luigi Locati, the bishop of Isiolo, in 2005.
Fr Gerard W Hughes, the author of the best-selling God of Surprises, who died on Tuesday at his nursing home in Bournemouth, was “an uneasy prophet who sought God in the turmoil, rather than in the tranquility, of the status quo”, according to the Jesuit provincial in Britain.