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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.

21 March 2014 13:01 by Beatrice Bull

It is clear from recent studies outlined by Jeremy Sutcliffe in this week’s Tablet Education Supplement that England's schools are under-achieving in maths. While I cannot deny that maths teaching requires improvement, there are a number of factors hindering the nation’s success in the subject.

21 March 2014 12:14 by Isabel de Bertodano

Pope Francis has been accused of failing to take appropriate action in a number of cases of clerical child abuse that came to light while he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires.

21 March 2014 10:27 by Christopher Lamb

Pope Francis today appointed the Bishop of Nottingham as the next Archbishop of Liverpool, the diocese traditionally seen as the stronghold of Catholicism in England and Wales.

21 March 2014 10:14 by James Macintyre, Abigail Frymann Rouch

The Bishop of Portsmouth has provoked criticism from Catholic MPs after saying that politicians who voted for same-sex marriage should be denied Communion.

20 March 2014 14:46 by Daniel Kearney

Whether or not you keep your Lenten pledge doesn’t really matter. Lent, thankfully, is not (or should not be) about whether we give up chocolate, crisps or alcohol – we are, invariably, the only beneficiaries of such heroic feats of abstinence.

20 March 2014 13:00 by Robert Mickens

Pope Francis has given a huge spiritual boost to some 1,600 anti-Mafia organisations in Italy as they prepare to mark the country’s nineteenth annual “Day of Remembrance and Commitment” on Saturday.