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A consultant with the Catholic aid agency, Caritas, is suspected of involvement in an embezzlement scandal in which 4 million euros in funds meant for migrants were allegedly misappropriated.

Bishop Richard Moth thanked his predecessor Kieran Conry and called his contribution to the diocese “very significant” during his installation as bishop of Arundel and Brighton on Thursday.

Cuts to benefits outlined in the Queen’s Speech yesterday could push more families and children into poverty, the network of Catholic social action charities in England and Wales, CSAN, warned on Thursday.

Cardinal George Pell is under pressure to appear in person at a hearing of Australia's Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in his home town, Ballarat.

Ireland has gone further than paganism and “defied God” by legalising gay marriage, one of the Church’s most senior cardinals has said.

The Vatican’s media must “up its game” for the digital age and move towards a more streamlined and joined-up operation, former BBC head Lord Patten said on Wednesday – but he hinted there are likely to be problems ahead on the road to reform

Cardinal Vincent Nichols was installed on Wednesday afternoon as chancellor of St Mary’s University, London, in an elaborate ceremony in Westminster Cathedral in which he said the institution would have roots that no secular institution could provide.

Cardinal Raymond Burke preached yesterday against a “dictatorship of relativism” which brands Christians“fundamentalists and extremists”.

Even a “broken” marriage remains a source of grace for those who are involved in it, Cardinal Vincent Nichols said at a special Mass celebrating the sacrament of matrimony which was attended by more than 500 couples marking milestone anniversaries in 2015.

Some 106 people have been charged in conjunction with the murder of a Christian couple burnt alive in a brick kiln in eastern Pakistan last Novembe

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