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20 November 2014 14:22

Former President Nicolas Sarkozy has caused an uproar in his conservative UMP party by saying he would repeal France’s same-sex marriage law if elected again in 2017.

20 November 2014 14:13 by Sarah Mac Donald

Members of the first diocesan synod in Ireland for half a century should challenge Catholics about being part-time Christians who are simply clients of “an ecclesiastical franchise”.

20 November 2014 14:05 by Christopher Lamb

Cardinal Vincent Nichols said this week that he believes Pope Francis appreciates the experience of the English Catholic Church in learning to exist in a culture that does not always agree with it.

19 November 2014 15:39 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Archbishop Francisco Javier Martínez Fernández of Granada in southern Spain has suspended a group of 10 priests from their duties after they were accused of sexually abusing a young man when he was a minor.

19 November 2014 13:34 by Joanna Moorhead, Christopher Lamb

Police chief Kevin Hyland, 51, a Catholic who has worked with many church organisations in fighting human trafficking, has been appointed Britain’s first anti-slavery tsar.

19 November 2014 12:06 by Ellen Teague, Fredrick Nzwili

Yei Diocese in South Sudan has condemned the brutal murder of the first female mayor of Yei City.

19 November 2014 11:43 by CNS

Pope Francis has approved lifting the ban on the ordination of married men to the priesthood in Eastern Catholic Churches outside their traditional territories, including in the United States, Canada and Australia.

18 November 2014 19:47 by Sarah Mac Donald

Next year’s follow-up Synod on the Family must take issues such as pre-marital cohabitation and Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics off the agenda, US Cardinal Raymond Burke said.

18 November 2014 19:24 by Michael Sean Winters, Abigail Frymann Rouch

Pope Francis' first major appointment in the US Catholic Church was installed as the new archbishop in Chicago on Tuesday.

18 November 2014 14:40 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

Since his appointment last year he has been showered with lavish gifts from royalty, world leaders and luxury goods-makers.