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05 February 2014 16:37 by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt

Pope Francis brought up the subject of the Austrian Priests’ Initiative (API) and its Call to Disobedience of his own accord during the Austrian bishops’ ad limina visit at the end of January.

05 February 2014 14:31 by Isabel de Bertodano

A Colombian priest who led a brutal paramilitary group has been captured after going on the run to avoid prison.

05 February 2014 14:14 by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt

Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, who was advised by the Pope to take time out from his diocese last October after allegedly spending €31m on renovating his palace, has been visiting his diocese regularly in recent weeks.

05 February 2014 12:40 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

The United Nations demanded that the Vatican "immediately remove" all clergy who are known or suspected of having abused minors and report them to civil authorities.

05 February 2014 10:31 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Israel's Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Israeli state to explain the route of a planned separation wall in Beit Jala's Cremisan valley near Bethlehem that would deprive 58 Christian families of their land, according to the Palestinian news agency Ma'an and the Israeli daily Haaretz.

04 February 2014 19:37 by Brian Morton

Law-makers in Scotland today voted in favour of legislation permitting same-sex marriage.

04 February 2014 19:02 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

The Vatican’s spokesman has responded to rumours that the makers of the Oscar-nominated film, Philomena, have invited the Pope to a private screening by saying Francis would not accept such an invitation.

04 February 2014 19:01 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Police have recovered part of a reliquary containing the blood of the late Pope John Paul II that was discarded by thieves who believed it to be worthless, the Italian press reported.

04 February 2014 13:05 by Robert Mickens

Pope Francis has urged Catholics to offer charity this Lent to the materially, morally and spiritually destitute, but warns that they must give until hurts if they truly wish to be Christ-like.

04 February 2014 12:40 by Brian Morton

Scotland’s only remaining Catholic adoption agency has won a landmark legal battle to be allowed to retain its charitable status and place children according to its Catholic ethos.