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26 December 2014 19:06

The Vatican has released a Femen activist who on Christmas Day seized the statue of Baby Jesus in the life-size Nativity scene in the centre of St Peter's Square.

26 December 2014 11:28 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

The Bishop of Shrewsbury has reminded Catholics that sex belongs solely within marriage, as the bishops of England and Wales launches a consultation into how best the Church can accompany engaged couples, divorcees and gay Catholics.

26 December 2014 11:14 by Elena Curti

An uncompromising message about the Church's teaching on sexuality, marriage and family life will delivered by Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury in a pastoral letter on Sunday, the Feast of the Holy Family.

25 December 2014 12:27 by Hannah Roberts in Rome, Abigail Frymann Rouch

Pope Francis said the Feast of St Stephen, the first martyr of the Church, strips it “of that false saccharine-sweetness that does not belong to it”.

25 December 2014 10:59 by Liz Dodd

"The music of your hymns will be accompanied by tears" Pope Francis told Christians in the Middle East, in a moving letter that promises solidarity with them as they face a Christmas without shelter, driven from home by Islamic State militants.

25 December 2014 10:18 by Liz Dodd

“God is in love with our smallness,” Pope Francis said during Midnight Mass, just hours after speaking to Iraqi refugees at a camp in Irbil.

25 December 2014 00:01 by Liz Dodd

Cardinal Vincent Nichols used his homily for Midnight Mass to reflect on a year in which "power-crazed extremists" drove Christians from their homes in the Middle East, and urged people to bring those who suffer violence and persecution before God at Christmas.

23 December 2014 13:25

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shined? (Is 9:1).

23 December 2014 13:12 by Liz Dodd

Hundreds of homeless people celebrated Christmas with turkey, presents and free phone calls home on Saturday thanks to Catholics in the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

23 December 2014 12:52 by Michael Sean Winters

Parishioners at St Mary’s church in Joplin, Missouri got an early Christmas present this year: their new church building was dedicated by Bishop James Johnston the week before Christmas.