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15 April 2014 12:33 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Pope Francis’ Good Friday meditations will reflect on women and children who have been abused, desperate migrants and those who have lost their jobs because of the economic crisis.

15 April 2014 12:24

Roermond diocese in southern Holland has apologised for the sexual abuse of two boys by its former Bishop Johannes Gijsen, who served there from 1972 to 1993 and died last year.

15 April 2014 11:43 by James Macintyre

Fr Martin Newell, the priest and peace activist imprisoned last month for unpaid fines, appeared in court again yesterday to deny charges of criminal damage.

15 April 2014 11:19 by James Macintyre

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has said that Pope Francis has made it less fashionable for people to describe themselves as “lapsed Catholics”.

14 April 2014 13:08

A group of French Catholics including a bishop has visited Moscow to discuss the defence of the traditional family with Russian Orthodox Church leaders, drawing criticism in France because of the Ukraine crisis and the nature of Church-State relations in Russia.

14 April 2014 13:01 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Pope Francis challenged his 100,000 hearers at yesterday’s Palm Sunday Mass in St Peter’s Square, asking in the narrative of Christ’s passion and death, “Who am I?”

14 April 2014 12:57 by Liz Dodd in Trivandrum, Kerala

Christians in southern India have been urged to boycott the Hindu nationalist party, the BJP, in the country’s parliamentary elections in an unprecedented pastoral letter from church leaders including the Archbishop of Hyderabad, Thumma Bala.

14 April 2014 11:13 by Christopher Lamb

Pope Francis has appointed the director of the National Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham as the next Bishop of Brentwood.

11 April 2014 15:19 by Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service

"I feel called to take responsibility for all the evil some priests – large in number, but not in proportion to the total – have committed and to ask forgiveness for the damage they've done with the sexual abuse of children," Pope Francis said.

11 April 2014 12:16 by James Macintyre

Catholic teachers and church educationists have expressed concerns over pupils playing adult-rated, violent computer games at home while parents are left ignorant about their children’s activities.