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Mikhail Kalashnikov, the designer of the AK-47 assault rifle, wrote a letter to the head of the Russian Orthodox Church shortly before his death expressing guilt and remorse for those killed by his invention, it emerged yesterday.
Pope Francis has established a diocese in Australia for the country's 35,000 Syro-Malabar Catholics, indicating the big increase in Indian migrants to Australia in recent years.
After a massive decline of sales, the German Weltbild publishing group, which has 6,800 employees and is entirely owned by the Catholic Church, has filed for bankruptcy.
Documented cases of Christians suffering “martyr” deaths for their faith almost doubled last year compared to 2012, with most occurring in several Muslim-majority countries that rank as most perilous for members of the faith, according to the annual report of the non-denominational group Open Doors.
Portsmouth’s bishop is calling for a "huge shift in attitude" from his diocese after identifying some Catholics as viewing the clergy as "a service provider".
Pope Francis today ended months of speculation and announced the names of 16 men from twelve countries that he will create cardinal-electors at his first consistory on 22 February, among them is Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster.
Westminster Archbishop Vincent Nichols has described Pope Francis’ naming him a cardinal yesterday as "another step" on his life as a priest which has been "full of surprises."
The Head of the Catholic Digby Stuart College at the University of Roehampton Suzy Harris has given up her post after two years in the job.
A Scottish bishop has defended the decision to suspend a priest who had written a controversial memoir claiming there was a culture of homosexual bullying in the Catholic Church in Scotland.
A review of the new English translation of the Roman Missal is on the cards as disquiet grows about the quality of the Mass texts.