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04 June 2014 11:32

There was a record 1,816 cases of euthanasia in 2013, the equivalent of about five deaths a day, official statistics show. The latest figures show that the number of deaths rose by more than a quarter (27 per cent) over the previous year.

04 June 2014 11:14 by Liz Dodd

The papal nuncio to Ireland has spoken of a new beginning in the Church in the country and a renewed enthusiasm among young Catholics for their faith.

03 June 2014 16:55 by Liz Dodd

Clergy in the Church of England have been banned from joining two extreme right-wing political parties, the British National Party (BNP) and the National Front (NF).

03 June 2014 16:30 by Liz Dodd

Government agents in the Democratic Republic of Congo rape and sexually abuse women in religious organisations to punish them for being politically active, the charity Freedom from Torture has revealed.

02 June 2014 14:24 by Liz Dodd

The husband of a Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan has denied rumours that she is to be released.

02 June 2014 14:23 by Liz Dodd

The Church of England has entered the row over a proposed high-speed railway link between London and the north of England, warning that its route will destroy three burial grounds.

02 June 2014 14:22 by Liz Dodd

The Vatican has refused to comment on reports that Pope Francis is outraged by the luxurious retirement flat built for the Holy See’s former Secretary of State.

02 June 2014 14:15 by Liz Dodd

The King of Spain is to abdicate after nearly four decades on the throne.

30 May 2014 14:33 by Liz Dodd

A rebel militia group in the Central African Republic (CAR) threw grenades into a Catholic church before opening fire on locals sheltering there, slaughtering at least 18 people in the worst attack on Christians in the country this year.

30 May 2014 13:30 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

The Pope has urged governments to help economic migrants travel to wealthy countries, to beat the “scourge” of human trafficking.