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22 January 2014 11:31 by James Macintyre

The Irish Government has announced this week is to re-open its embassy at the Vatican only two years after ministers decided to close it at the height of the devastating abuse crisis.

22 January 2014 11:00

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity has been overshadowed in the Netherlands by a row over a statement by Cardinal Willem Eijk that the decisions of the Council of Trent were still fully valid.

22 January 2014 10:57 by Jonathan Luxmoore

Private notes and diaries belonging to Pope John Paul II are to be published in Poland, despite a specification in his final will that they should be burned by his former secretary, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz of Krakow.

21 January 2014 19:43 by Robert Mickens

Pope Francis has challenged business leaders at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos to adopt a "renewed, profound and broadened sense of responsibility" towards the "most frail, weak and vulnerable" of society, and by devising a fairer distribution of wealth and creating more jobs.

21 January 2014 13:44 by Liz Dodd

Church leaders in Egypt have welcomed the overwhelming support shown for the country’s new constitution, which they said will ensure a brighter future for Christians.

21 January 2014 13:27 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

President Obama will meet Pope Francis on 27 March in the Vatican as part of a European tour, the White House said today.

21 January 2014 12:31 by Robert Mickens

The Vatican’s third-highest ranking official has challenged a former head of the Swiss Guards to come forward with names and facts after declaring that a powerful gay lobby existed in the Roman Curia.

20 January 2014 17:53 by Liz Dodd

Benedict XVI, the pope emeritus, defrocked hundreds of priests for child sexual abuse over the course of two years towards the end of his pontificate, the Vatican has confirmed.

20 January 2014 17:12 by Carlisle Baker-Jackson

Archaeologists in China have uncovered evidence of first-millennium Christian activity that could show that believers were more widely accepted than had previously been thought.

20 January 2014 15:36 by Liz Dodd

The depiction of an assisted suicide on the popular television soap opera Coronation Street tonight will fuel the view that such a measure can be justified on grounds of compassion, according to an anti-euthanasia lobbying group.