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19 December 2014 00:00 by Joanna Moorhead, Liz Dodd, Katherine Backler

With the church ablaze with candles, the Christ child in the crib and the choir singing their carols in perfect harmony, Midnight Mass is at the heart of Christmas. But according to a Tablet survey, it is on its way to becoming a thing of the past.

18 December 2014 15:07 by Liz Dodd

Authorities in Pakistan have detained 59 people for the brutal murder of a Christian couple in November.

18 December 2014 15:00 by Liz Dodd, Hannah Roberts in Rome

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has urged the Pope to reconsider his decision not to meet with the Dalai Lama during a gathering of Nobel laureates in Rome last week.

18 December 2014 14:54 by Christopher Lamb

The traditional stronghold of Catholicism in England and Wales is in a state of decline but should emerge with smaller, more vibrant parish communities, the Archbishop of Liverpool has said.

17 December 2014 18:38 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

The Prince of Wales said the actions of those who deliberately destroy harmony between people of different faiths are “quite literally diabolical”.

17 December 2014 17:25 by CNS

Pope Francis personally appealed to President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro this year to encourage both leaders to normalise diplomatic relations, a senior Obama administration official said.

17 December 2014 13:55 by Christopher Lamb

A leading campaigner against sexual abuse in England and Wales has been appointed to the Vatican commission for the protection of children.

17 December 2014 13:53 by Christopher Lamb

Twenty-two allegations of abuse were made against members of the Church in Scotland last year, according to a new safeguarding report. They included complaints about sexual, physical, emotional and verbal abuse by priests, Religious and volunteers.

17 December 2014 13:52 by Liz Dodd

A coalition of Church groups is to resettle 50 Syrian refugees in central London.

17 December 2014 13:51 by Liz Dodd, Christopher Lamb

The Archbishop of Glasgow has expressed his dismay at a legal ruling against two Catholic midwives who objected to supervising nurses involved in abortion procedures.