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A specialist news agency focusing on Christians in the Middle East is reporting that an agreement has been reached between the Coptic Pope in Egypt and the Saudi ambassador in Cairo, Ahmed Kattan, on the establishment of the first church in Saudi Arabia since the arrival of Islam.
The pop band that wrote the anthem for Benedict XVI’s papal visit to the UK have been disinvited from playing at London’s biggest Catholic youth gathering amid controversy over their new music video about clerical abuse.
Organisers of Ireland’s largest Catholic conference have dismissed calls for Fr Timothy Radcliffe’s invitation to be revoked over his views on homosexuality.
The Archbishop of Canterbury today welcomed members of the Catholic-founded ecumenical community Chemin Neuf to Lambeth Palace, describing their contribution to religious life there as an important and profound step for relations between the Catholic and Anglican Churches.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has backed Cardinal-designate Vincent Nichols in his row with the Prime Minister over welfare cuts.
The head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, Vincent Nichols, said Pope Francis is bringing "radical renewal" to the Church rather than reform.
A jihadist group has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack on Christian pilgrims in Egypt on Sunday that left four people dead and 14 wounded.
Some 74 per cent of Poles think that religion is not always the source of morality and people should follow their own conscience first. The results of a poll by the Warsaw-based CBOS polling agency reveal a significant decline of public trust towards religion in Poland.
Australia's upper house of Parliament, the Senate, has rejected an attempt by the Greens to remove the Lord's Prayer from the start of each day's sitting.
The Prime Minister David Cameron has rejected claims by the Archbishop of Westminster that cuts to the welfare system are leaving people in destitution, arguing that they are part of a “moral mission” that would give “new hope”.