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A Scottish bishop has defended the decision to suspend a priest who had written a controversial memoir claiming there was a culture of homosexual bullying in the Catholic Church in Scotland.
A review of the new English translation of the Roman Missal is on the cards as disquiet grows about the quality of the Mass texts.
The Vatican has refused to extradite a Polish archbishop who was accused of sex abuse while serving as papal nuncio in the Dominican Republic.
Gunmen have killed at least 33 people and torched dozens of homes in a Christian-majority village in central Nigeria.
The chapter of Germany’s Cologne cathedral has threatened to sue media organisations, after evidence emerged that they knew in advance that a feminist protester planned to disrupt the Christmas Day Mass by jumping half-naked on the altar.
Mgr Patrick Burke has been confirmed as vicar general in the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh.
London dioceses are bucking the trend of declining Mass attendance across England and Wales, new figures show.
Senior Catholic and Muslim clerics of the Central African Republic (CAR) have asked the UN to deploy more peacekeepers immediately to halt a spiral of violence that has pitted Muslims against Christians.
Pope Francis has announced temporary restrictions on granting the honorary ecclesiastical title "monsignor" to priests, in an effort to encourage humility among priests.
Archbishop Georg Gänswein, the personal secretary to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, has said he does not expect a “revolution” under Pope Francis, because the Argentine Pope wants to “reform the faithful and not the faith”.