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18 February 2014 13:46 by Robert Mickens

Italian groups supporting victims of sexual abuse by priests have called for the resignation of Bishop Diego Coletti of the northern diocese of Como after it was discovered that he tried to keep quiet Pope Francis’ laicisation late last year of an abusive priest.

18 February 2014 13:29 by Isabel de Bertodano

The cardinal in the Dominican Republic (DR) has clashed with the Jesuits in his country, hitting out at a prominent Jesuit priest who defended the right of Haitians born in the Dominican Republic to claim Dominican nationality.

18 February 2014 13:02 by James Macintyre

The Catholic bishops of England and Wales along with dozens of free church leaders have urged Prime Minister David Cameron to let more Syrian refugees into Britain.

17 February 2014 15:43 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Twelve nuns abducted from the Syrian village of Maaloula in December were about to be released but negotiations have “stumbled again”, the head of the Maronite Catholic Church in neighbouring Lebanon said.

17 February 2014 13:00 by Liz Dodd

The Bishop of Shrewsbury has attacked plans to make pre-nuptial agreements legally binding in England and Wales.

17 February 2014 12:47 by Liz Dodd

Islamic militants have killed more than 100 people in an area of northern Nigeria dotted with majority-Christian villages, gunning down some and slitting the throats of others before setting fire to homes and looting food shops.

17 February 2014 12:19 by James Macintyre

Westminster Archbishop Vincent Nichols, who is to be made a cardinal by Pope Francis on Saturday, has criticised the Government’s welfare cuts, calling them a “disgrace” and arguing that a safety net for the country’s most poor has been removed.

14 February 2014 16:08 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

The leader of the Vatican’s social justice office has revived his call for a global regulatory body of the world’s financial systems, despite the Holy See initially distancing itself from the idea.

14 February 2014 15:23 by Christopher Lamb

A leading Anglican thinker has described popular charismatic “worship songs” as impoverishing Christian liturgy.

14 February 2014 15:15 by Liz Dodd and Robert Mickens

Pope Francis urged 10,000 engaged couples who gathered in St Peter’s Square this morning to build their relationship on charity and not to be afraid of “for ever”.