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30 January 2014 13:08 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

An archbishop and a leading imam from Central African Republic (CAR) this week urged politicians in Europe to press for several thousand UN peacekeepers to be dispatched urgently to the country, to contain the continuing high levels of violence.

30 January 2014 12:52 by Robert Mickens

Pope Francis has begun working on a new document that will address a broad range of issues related to the “care of creation”, including protection of the environment and defence of the nature and dignity of the human person.

29 January 2014 14:49 by Carlisle Baker-Jackson

An international delegation of bishops have called on Israel to abandon plans to build a security wall in the Cremisan Valley near Bethlehem, on the land of 58 Christian families, saying the wall would destroy vineyards, groves and orchards and separate them from their land.

29 January 2014 13:08 by Michael Sean Winters

The US Supreme Court affirmed an injunction against the controversial contraception mandate, in a case brought by the Little Sisters of the Poor.

29 January 2014 12:45 by James Macintyre

One of the most senior Catholic leaders in Syria has said Western governments should not be encouraging those suffering in the region to leave, as the British Government announced it would take in a small number of Syrian refugees.

29 January 2014 12:13 by James Roberts

Suspected Islamic extremists used explosives and machine guns to attack a Catholic church and a market in northeast Nigeria, killing at least 138 people and razing hundreds of homes, according to eyewitnesses.

28 January 2014 19:47 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Rolling Stone, the US-based rock music magazine, has chosen to feature Pope Francis on the cover of its latest issue.

28 January 2014 13:03 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Dutch Cardinal Willem Eijk is fully committed to ecumenism and his position on the matter has not changed, his spokeswoman said.

28 January 2014 12:38 by James Macintyre

Mgr Mark O’Toole today becomes the first bishop to be installed at Plymouth Cathedral in more than 25 years, and the first in England and Wales to be appointed by Pope Francis.

28 January 2014 11:51 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

A reliquary containing the blood of the late Pope John Paul II was stolen after thieves broke into a small mountain church east of Rome at the weekend, with fears that a Satanic group could be behind the theft.