Prime Minister David Cameron has told MPs he does not support euthanasia after a Labour MP promised to introduce a bill to legislate for assisted dying this year.

The UK’s first independent anti-slavery commissioner has been appointed a visiting professor at St Mary’s University, to aid its research into ways to stop human trafficking.

Pope Francis today named a new Archbishop of Berlin, the German archdiocese that covers the country’s capital city where Catholics are a minority at less than ten per cent of the population.

Thousands of people joined Cardinal Vincent Nichols on a procession for the feast of Corpus Christi this weekend.

To overcome fear, discrimination and conflict, people must have a deep desire to open themselves up to God and his mercy, and work actively for peace every day, Pope Francis said.

Anti-euthanasia campaigners have expressed concern over Lord Falconer's new assisted dying bill, which was due to be introduced into Parliament on Thursday.

Europe’s bishops appeared increasingly polarised as one gathering last week attempted to revisit the Church’s teaching on the family and another stressed it could never change.

The Catholic Church in Bosnia-Herzegovina is counting on Pope Francis’ visit today to help reunite the country and draw international attention to "injustices and crimes" which remain unresolved two decades after a bloody war.

The future of Heythrop College is under threat after newly filed accounts reveal the 400-year-old institution is in a precarious financial position while talks over a merger with St Mary’s University seem to have stalled.

Catholic charities have vigorously condemned a London council for threatening to fine homeless people up to £1,000 for sleeping rough.

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