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29 July 2014 13:54 by Liz Dodd

The ordinariate has enabled former Anglicans to join the Catholic Church without their spiritual heritage disappearing “like sugar dissolved in water”, its leader said.

28 July 2014 16:35

At least five people were killed and eight were injured in a bomb attack on a Catholic church in a mainly Christian area of the northern Nigerian city of Kano, police said.

28 July 2014 15:23 by Liz Dodd, Tom Heneghan

Lyon Cardinal Philippe Barbarin arrived in Kurdistan yesterday to “express solidarity in flesh and blood” with Iraqi Christians expelled from Mosul by the Islamic State radicals.

28 July 2014 13:00 by Liz Dodd

The headmaster of a prominent Catholic secondary school has hit back at a government body’s ruling that found its admissions policy favoured white middle-class pupils.

25 July 2014 12:14

The nine bishops of the greater Paris region condemned anti-Semitic violence that occurred during pro-Palestinian protests last weekend against Israel’s military offensive in Gaza.

25 July 2014 12:01

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has ruled that a state’s refusal to legalise same-sex marriage does not violate the continent’s rights convention. The fact that some European states have allowed gay marriage does not oblige others to follow suit, it said on 16 July.

25 July 2014 11:54 by Sarah Mac Donald

Survivors of sexual abuse have called for the resignation of the Primate of All Ireland, Cardinal Sean Brady, after a new book revealed details of his role in the cover-up concerning a priest who inflicted horrific abuse on an altar server.

The Sudanese Catholic mother sentenced to death for apostasy left Khartoum today and flew to Rome, where she met Pope Francis.

24 July 2014 13:53 by Liz Dodd, Ellen Teague

Christians in the UK have condemned the Government’s muted response to the persecution of Christians in Iraq that has forced more than 3, 000 people to flee the second city, Mosul, with little more than the clothes they were wearing.

24 July 2014 13:36 by Liz Dodd, Ellen Teague

A former British ambassor has condemned the Government’s muted response to the persecution of Christians in Iraq that has forced more than 3, 000 people to flee the country’s second city, Mosul, with little more than the clothes they were wearing.