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29 January 2015 11:56 by Christopher Lamb

Discretion, tact and working behind the scenes. Vatican diplomats are normally well-versed in the classical skills of diplomacy.

28 January 2015 13:32 by Liz Dodd

A priest has become the first Carmelite friar to be ordained in York since the Reformation.

28 January 2015 13:31 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

China has instructed the Holy See to stop interfering in its internal affairs “in the name of religion”’, if it wants a thaw in relations between the two countries.

28 January 2015 13:30 by Liz Dodd

Advice for Catholics on how to vote in May’s General Election will come out in the next few weeks, a bishop involved in drafting it has said.

28 January 2015 13:29 by Liz Dodd

Religious leaders including Catholic bishops have issued an urgent plea for the UK Government to give homes to Syrian refugees fleeing “one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes of our time”.

28 January 2015 13:28 by Michael Sean Winters

In a phrase long associated with the civil rights movement, Cardinal Sean O’Malley told the Pro-Life Vigil Mass in Washington D.C. last week that “we shall overcome” in the fight against abortion.

28 January 2015 13:26 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

The top Vatican official for October’s Synod on the Family has tried to seize the ground for the reformers in the run-up to the meetings.

27 January 2015 17:45 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Violations of religious freedom in Cuba continued to rise in 2014 despite a few concessions to the Catholic Church, according to a report by the ecumenical charity Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW).

27 January 2015 15:55 by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt

A German bishop has called for dialogue with participants in the weekly anti-Islamisation demonstrations in Dresden, saying the protestors "feel estranged from our society and from our political leadership”.

27 January 2015 13:39

Fr Richard P McBrien, a retired professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame who was chairman of the university's theology department for 11 years, died on Sunday at age 78 in his native Connecticut.