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01 December 2014 14:47 by Joanna Moorhead

An group of former Anglicans in the west of England is hoping to become the first Ordinariate community in the country to buy its own church.

01 December 2014 12:18 by Christopher Lamb

Heythrop College has announced it will not be admitting undergraduate students for September 2015.

01 December 2014 10:29 by Liz Dodd in Istanbul

Pope Francis on Sunday night revealed that he urged the Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to condemn violence carried out in the name of Islam during a meeting at the start of his three-day visit to the country.

30 November 2014 15:00 by Liz Dodd in Istanbul

The Catholic Church is with you, Pope Francis told refugee children from Iraq and Syria at a meeting in Istanbul this afternoon.

30 November 2014 10:54 by Liz Dodd in Istanbul

An historic joint declaration signed this morning by Pope Francis and the Ecumenical Patriarch pledged to intensify efforts to secure full union between their two Churches and called for peace and reconciliation in the Middle East.

30 November 2014 09:13 by Liz Dodd in Istanbul

Full communion between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches is on the horizon, Pope Francis said this morning, in an impassioned call for unity that marked the feast day of the Patron Saint of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, St Andrew.

29 November 2014 19:03 by Liz Dodd in Istanbul

Pope Francis bowed to receive a kiss and the blessing of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew during a joint service of thanksgiving this evening in Istanbul.

29 November 2014 16:17 by Liz Dodd in Istanbul

Christian denominations must embrace their God-given diversity for the sake of unity, Francis told a congregation that included the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople during an intimate Mass for Istanbul's Catholics this afternoon.

29 November 2014 11:45 by Liz Dodd in Istanbul

Pope Francis this morning visited two of Istanbul's great cultural landmarks, the Hagia Sofia museum that was orignally a church, and the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, where he stood in silent reflection beside the Grand Mufti of Istanbul in a moment of shared worship.

28 November 2014 14:26 by James Roberts, Liz Dodd in Istanbul

Pope Francis made the plight of Christians in the Middle East the focus of the first day of his trip to Turkey, and in a powerful speech this afternoon called on Muslim and Christian leaders to denounce violence for the sake of their shared common traditions which include “the adoration of the All-Merciful God”.