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28 April 2014 10:48 by Michael Sean Winters

The recent alliance between conservative Catholics and white evangelical Protestants might be undermined by the innovations of Pope Francis, according to new research.

28 April 2014 10:40 by James Macintyre

A bishop in Northern Ireland has received an apology from Sinn Fein after it misrepresented his position on abortion.

28 April 2014 10:00 by Christopher Lamb

Northern dioceses are seeing their incomes drop due to declining numbers of Massgoers and economic pressures following the recession.

27 April 2014 09:29 by James Macintyre in Rome

Popes John XXIII and John Paul II were made saints this morning during an unprecedented canonisation ceremony at the Vatican attended by around a million pilgrims from around the world.

25 April 2014 17:49

John Paul II was known for his love of sport as a means of building spiritual character through excellence in sporting skills and fitness, discipline and self-sacrifice. In 2010 Pope Benedict XVI, during his visit to Britain, launched the John Paul 2 Foundation 4 Sport.

25 April 2014 16:38

Some 800,000 pilgrims filled a rainy St Peter's Square and the streets around it for the unprecedented canonisation of two popes, John XXIII and John Paul II.

25 April 2014 16:01 by James Macintyre in Rome

Pope Francis has issued written and video messages to Catholics in the birthplaces of the late popes John XXIII and John Paul II explaining why he is happy to be proclaiming them saints in advance of the canonisation ceremony on Sunday.

25 April 2014 14:03 by James Macintyre

Pope John Paul II’s handling of clerical sexual abuse continued to be a cause of controversy in Rome just 48 hours before his canonisation was due to take place.

24 April 2014 17:11 by Christopher Lamb, James Macintyre in Rome

The Vatican today said that private phonecalls made by the Pope do not alter Church teaching following reports that Francis rang a woman married to a divorcee and told her that she could receive Communion.