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07 May 2014 14:46 by James Macintyre

The practice by doctors of signing abortion forms before knowing details about the women involved has been branded illegal by the head of the General Medical Council (GMC), adding to pressure for a police investigation.

07 May 2014 14:22 by Liz Dodd

Pope Francis has called on the Church in Sri Lanka to reconcile the country’s ethnic groups, which are still bitterly divided, five years after the end of the decades-long civil war.

07 May 2014 14:22 by James Macintyre

A Conservative MP has called on the Government to reconsider its stipulation that only 50 per cent of places at free schools be reserved for pupils who practice the faith represented by the school, during a special debate in Parliament on Catholic education and admissions policy.

07 May 2014 14:21 by Liz Dodd

One of London’s biggest councils has agreed to reform its care for the elderly after a presentation by the St Vincent de Paul Society on Tuesday showed the service is in crisis.

07 May 2014 14:20 by Elena Curti

A top Vatican official has released statistics for detailing how it has disciplined priests who have abused children.

06 May 2014 14:06 by Liz Dodd, Abigail Frymann Rouch

Pope Francis is to beatify his predecessor Pope Paul VI on 19 October, the Vatican confirmed on Saturday.

06 May 2014 12:09 by Christopher Lamb

Major challenges facing marriage and family life are being discussed by the Bishops of England and Wales at their bi-annual gathering in Leeds this week.

06 May 2014 11:54 by Elena Curti

Bishops who fail to protect children will be made accountable for their actions, according to Cardinal Sean O’Malley who heads the Vatican’s Commission for the Protection of Minors told journalists on 3 May.

05 May 2014 10:05 by James Macintyre

The controversial blog “Protect the Pope”, written by a deacon who attacked church figures over issues such as sexuality and abortion, has closed down.

02 May 2014 13:19 by Liz Dodd

South Sudan is already in a civil war, an expert on the country has warned.