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27 February 2014 18:15 by Isabel de Bertodano

Pope Francis has joined international leaders including UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in calling for peace in Venezuala, where anti-Government protests in the last three weeks have claimed at least 13 lives.

27 February 2014 17:53 by Michael Sean Winters

An American archbishop has been heavily criticised for a decision to build a 3,000-square-foot addition to his retirement home, complete with private lift, hot tub, indoor pool and multiple fireplaces. The house, purchased in 2002, already has 4,500 square feet of living space.

27 February 2014 16:35 by Liz Dodd

The leaders of the Catholic and Anglican Churches in England and Wales are to join forces this Lent in a prayer initiative focused on social action.

27 February 2014 16:02 by Robert Mickens

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has argued that one can be a faithful Catholic without receiving Communion, saying the Eucharist is not the “sum total” of church life.

27 February 2014 15:56 by Robert Mickens

In what can only be read as a rebuke to certain traditionalists, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has stated that he freely and validly resigned last year from the papacy.

27 February 2014 15:48 by Christopher Lamb and Brian Morton

Scottish Cardinal Keith O’Brien is facing the possibility of further disciplinary action being taken against him by the Holy See.

27 February 2014 15:38 by Liz Dodd

An Anglican bishop is to lead a parliamentary inquiry into food poverty in the wake of a row between church leaders and politicians over its causes.

26 February 2014 13:35 by Sarah Mac Donald in Dublin

Pope Francis has chosen one of the Irish hierarchy’s most enthusiastic and hardworking bishops to lead the cross-border Diocese of Derry.

26 February 2014 13:30 by Fredrick Nzwili in Nairobi

Ugandan Catholic Church leaders are backing the controversial anti-homosexuality legislation that President Yoweri Museveni signed into law on Monday.

26 February 2014 12:40 by James Macintyre

A group of charities has established a fund to support trainee Religious Education teachers wanting to work in secondary schools in response to the Government’s withdrawal of training bursaries for the subject.