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03 April 2015 18:34 by Liz Dodd, Hannah Roberts in Rome

As Catholics across the world commemorated Christ's Passion at services to mark Good Friday today, the preacher of the Papal Household told a Rome congregation that included Pope Francis that victims of conflict carry the Cross just as Jesus did.

03 April 2015 10:07

In a moving ceremony that recalled how Jesus loved the world so deeply that he lowered himself to serve and died for everyone's sins, Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 prison inmates, plus a small toddler who lives with his incarcerated mother.

03 April 2015 09:57 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Christian students were singled out and targeted in the in the Islamist attack on a Kenyan university on Thursday in which 147 people were slaughtered.

02 April 2015 18:22

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has urged the United Nations Security Council to set up a special fund and pledge military protection so that Middle Eastern Christian refugees and other minorities can return home when international forces defeat the Islamic State (IS) terrorists who drove them out.

02 April 2015 18:17 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

The three main party political leaders have revealed what Easter means to them, with Prime Minister David Cameron saying it is about “remembering the importance of change, responsibility, and doing the right thing for the good of our children”.

02 April 2015 12:32 by CNS

Catholic bishops in Indiana have acknowledged that the US state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which became law this week, had "divided the people of our state like few other issues in recent memory."

01 April 2015 12:59 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Pope Francis on Wednesday remembered St John Paul II, who died ten years ago tomorrow.

01 April 2015 12:49 by Liz Dodd, Fredrick Nzwili, Ellen Teague

The head of the Catholic Church in Nigeria has challenged the country’s new president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to tackle corruption and bring down the Islamic terrorist organisation Boko Haram.

01 April 2015 12:44 by Michael Sean Winters

Controversy erupted at a mid-February meeting of the Priests’ Council in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, after a retired priest, Fr J. Michael Strange, raised concerns about the decision by Fr Joseph Illo, pastor of Star of the Sea parish, to ban altar girls from his parish, writes Michael Sean Winters. The National Catholic Reporter obtained minutes of the meeting.

01 April 2015 12:42 by Joanna Moorhead

Debate on issues such as allowing Communion for those divorced and remarried to be raised at October’s Synod on the Family has exposed tensions in the Church with one bishop refusing to meet a prominent lay group pressing for change.