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It is feared at least 80 people were killed when Boko Haram extremists struck the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri and the town of Madagali on 27 December with grenades and suicide bombers.

The biggest statue of Jesus in Africa stands at the village of Abajah in Imo State, southeastern Nigeria, writes Ellen Teague.

Roma in dispute over baptism Premium

07 January 2016 | by Paul Wilkinson
A GROUP of Roma refugees from the Czech Republic have been baptised as Anglicans after claiming they were turned away from their local Catholic church.

Catholics honoured in New Year list Premium

07 January 2016 | by Liz Dodd

CATHOLIC teachers and charity heads were among those recognised in the New Year Honours list, writes Liz Dodd.


Visits to lonely and isolated people by volunteers from the St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) saves the economy in England and Wales at least £11 million a year, according to research by the economic consultancy, Oxera, writes Paul Wilkinson.

BRITAIN’S cathedral choirs are facing a crisis as they battle stretched finances and problems recruiting and retaining young choristers.


Scotland's bishops have been accused of monumentally failing to reach out to the victims of abuse.

The Archbishop of Canterbury (pictured) called on Britons to disarm extremists with love and to welcome refugees in his New Year’s Message.


Walsingham becomes minor basilica Premium

07 January 2016 | by Rose Gamble
The Catholic shrine at Walsingham in north Norfolk has been granted minor basilica status by Pope Francis, writes Rose Gamble.

Glimpses of Eden Premium

07 January 2016 | by Jonathan Tulloch

The apple barrel stood in the corner of the garage. I switched on the torch and eased myself past the car and bikes towards it.


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