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20 October 2014 17:23 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Pope Francis has appointed a scholar priest from the diocese of Brentwood to the Pontifical Biblical Commission, which oversees the interpretation and promotion of Scripture in the Catholic Church.

20 October 2014 13:58 by Liz Dodd

THE CLOSURE of an multinational group set up to select a new Bible translation for use during Mass in the English-speaking Church was described this week as an “opportunity lost”.

20 October 2014 13:57 by Sarah Mac Donald

WOMEN IN Killaloe in County Clare who successfully campaigned for the deferral of the permanent all-male diaconate in the diocese are calling for money set aside for the project to be diverted to training the laity.

20 October 2014 13:52 by Liz Dodd

POLITICIANS HAVE backed a Catholic approach to tackling the global economic crisis, as the Archbishop of Canterbury invited young bankers to spend a year praying with him at Lambeth Palace to form them for life in the City.

19 October 2014 16:47 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

Pope Francis has urged the Church to be open to new ways as it faces up to the challenges of twenty-first century society, as he moved one of his most modernising predecessors a step closer to sainthood.

19 October 2014 06:18 by Elena Curti in Rome

The final document articulating the thinking of the Synod on the Family was passed – minus three sections relating to Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics and to the pastoral care of gay men and women.

18 October 2014 14:09 by Elena Curti in Rome

Sixteen Synod Fathers either voted against the message of the Synod of the Family that was published on Saturday or abstained.

17 October 2014 22:38 by Elena Curti

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has said that he could now envisage a "demanding penitential pathway" by which divorced and remarried Catholics could eventually be allowed to receive Communion.

17 October 2014 15:35 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

Pope Francis has allowed the Sistine Chapel to be rented out to luxury car-maker Porsche, in the first time the sacred space has been used for a corporate function.

17 October 2014 12:57 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

One-third of divorced and remarried Catholics who have not had their first marriage annulled receive Communion, even if they have not sought the permission of their priest, a global survey of Catholics conducted by The Tablet has found.