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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.

20 January 2014 15:26 by James Macintyre

Two Catholic schools in Kent have been granted academy status by the Department for Education as part of a proposal for all 32 voluntary-aided Catholic schools in the county to be made academies.

20 January 2014 15:02 by Liz Dodd

Catholic leaders have called for a global campaign of prayer for an end to Syria’s bloody conflict as world leaders prepare to take part in an international UN-backed peace conference in Switzerland.

20 January 2014 13:42 by James Macintyre

Ian Paisley told Tony Blair he was “a fool” when the former prime minister informed the Protestant politician that he was going to be received into the Catholic Church.

17 January 2014 14:54 by Anto Akkara and ColomboPage internet newspaper

The Sri Lanka military last week strongly rejected allegations made by two Catholic bishops in the north of the island that the military used cluster munitions during the final stages of the May 2009 assault that ended the terrorist insurgency of the Tamil Tigers.

17 January 2014 14:53 by Fredrick Nzwili

The Bishop of Bossangoa in the Central African Republic (CAR), has expressed the hope that the resignation last week of the interim president and the prime minister will ease the tensions in the troubled country.

17 January 2014 14:51 by Brian Morton

The new Bishop of Dunkeld says that not to forgive Cardinal Keith O’Brien would be “gravely wrong” but that the disgraced archbishop needs to make reparation for the harm he has done.

17 January 2014 13:30 by Liz Dodd

Women bishops could be in post by Christmas, a senior Church of England official said today, as he revealed that an attempt to fast track the legislation would dominate February's General Synod.