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26 March 2014 12:33 by Josef Pazderka

Several Catholic priests in Ukraine fled the country’s Black Sea region of Crimea after receiving threatening phone calls and messages from local pro-Russian armed militia and being abducted for several days.

The former Bishop of Limburg, whose resignation was accepted by Pope Francis last Wednesday, has issued an apology for spending €31m on refurbishing his residence.

25 March 2014 13:55 by Liz Dodd

The last Catholic adoption agency in Scotland has won the right to place children according to its Catholic ethos.

25 March 2014 13:39 by Liz Dodd

A 26ft (8m) mural depicting the reconstruction of Buckfast Abbey Church is to be unveiled by its Benedictine monastic community next week.

24 March 2014 15:38 by Liz Dodd

A Catholic charity has given an “exceptional” £420,000 towards the construction of Bahrain’s first Catholic cathedral, which will also serve Catholics in neighbouring Saudi Arabia, where church-building is outlawed.

24 March 2014 13:41 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

A priest in the Ordinariate created for former Anglicans has been suspended after it emerged that he had entered a civil partnership to help a Pakistani immigrant remain in Britain.

24 March 2014 12:28 by Christopher Lamb

The Diocese of Leeds has cut £800,000 from its central expenditure and put a freeze on parish building projects in order to balance its books.

24 March 2014 12:26 by Liz Dodd

At least six people were killed and 17 injured after gunmen opened fire on worshippers during a Pentecostal church service near the tourist town of Mombasa in Kenya.

22 March 2014 16:15 by Robert Mickens

Nearly four months after announcing the establishment of a new Vatican commission to deal more effectively with clergy sex abuse of minors, Pope Francis has named five laypersons — four of them women — to its initial eight-member leadership team.

21 March 2014 13:39 by Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service

Just over five weeks before the canonisations of Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II, hotels in Rome are reporting they are almost fully booked and the Vatican has confirmed the Mass will take place in St Peter's Square.