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03 July 2014 16:04 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

The Vatican has given its blessing to exorcisms as a standard practice in the Catholic Church.

03 July 2014 13:31 by Ruth Gledhill

The Bishop of Shrewsbury has denounced the “false mercy” put forward in Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill and has warned that the sanctity of life is under attack.

03 July 2014 13:29 by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt

The main aim of Pope Francis’s pontificate is to draw the world’s attention to the poor and to change the global structures that lead to poverty, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith said in a long interview last week.

03 July 2014 13:28 by Ruth Gledhill

Liberal Democrat MP Sarah Teather, who is leaving the House of Commons next year, has said she is “ashamed” of the Government because of plans to introduce a residence test for legal aid.

02 July 2014 13:22 by Ellen Teague

Sudanese authorities and U.S. officials in Khartoum are negotiating to allow a Christian Sudanese woman, recently spared the death penalty for “apostasy”, to leave Sudan.

02 July 2014 12:44 by Fredrick Nzwili

Catholic Church officials in northern Nigeria’s diocese of Maiduguri are warning of “genocide” against the Christian minority in the region, where daily attacks, killings and abductions by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram are continuing unabated.

02 July 2014 12:39 by Liz Dodd

Cardinal Vincent Nichols told bishops to reject power and affluence during a ceremony to ordain the new Bishop of Brentwood, Alan Williams on Tuesday.

01 July 2014 14:16 by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt

Bishop Helmut Krätzl, a former auxiliary in Vienna, has warned that the Eucharist is in danger of “drying up”.

01 July 2014 14:12 by Brian Morton

The Church in Scotland has announced its college in Spain will re-open as a seminary.

01 July 2014 14:11 by Sarah Mac Donald

Catholic and Protestant teachers will train alongside each other in a new institute announced by the Irish Government last week.