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11 April 2014 11:53 by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt

Pope Francis has invited a bishop who works with indigenous peoples in the Amazonian rainforest to assist him with his forthcoming encyclical on the environment.

10 April 2014 18:13 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

The Prime Minister told a reception of Christian leaders that Christians are “the most persecuted religion around the world” and that the British Government should stand up against the persecution of Christians around the world.

10 April 2014 16:34 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Chicago’s Cardinal-Archbishop Francis George will not travel to Rome for the 27 April canonisations of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II after taking medical advice, the archdiocese said on Tuesday.

10 April 2014 16:03 by Carol Glatz, CNS

Meeting four victims of human trafficking, dozens of religious sisters and senior police chiefs from 20 countries, Pope Francis praised their coordinated efforts to fight against a "crime against humanity."

10 April 2014 15:23 by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt

A bishop who met with Pope Francis in a rare private audience on 4 April has said in an interview that the two men discussed the issue of the ordination of “proven” married men – viri probati – in a serious and positive way.

10 April 2014 15:05

Five young Belgians landed a rare 45-minute television interview with Pope Francis last week as part of a communications project that grew out of their participation in last year’s World Youth Day in Brazil.

10 April 2014 15:01 by James Macintyre

A Catholic primary school dominated by Muslim pupils is to become a Church of England academy, in the first switch of this kind.

09 April 2014 18:29 by Isabel de Bertodano, Abigail Frymann Rouch

The Vatican is to mediate in talks intended to halt Venezuela’s worst political unrest in a decade.

09 April 2014 13:55 by James Macintyre

A community project run by the Archdiocese of Cardiff at a former Congregational chapel in the city has received an £80,000 development grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

09 April 2014 13:00 by Abigail Frymann Rouch, Isabel de Bertodano

An Argentine archbishop has said the recent baptism of a baby being raised by her mother and a lesbian partner is not an endorsement of their lifestyle.