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02 October 2014 13:29 by Christopher Lamb

LABOUR HAS denied claims that a move to legalise assisted suicide will be part of its party manifesto for next year’s general election.

02 October 2014 13:26 by Christopher Lamb

Salford's new bishop has pledged to follow Pope Francis’ exhortation to stay close to his people and is considering giving up his episcopal residence, a Grade I listed manor house.

02 October 2014 13:20 by Fredrick Nzwili

Mgr Robert J. Vitillo, delegate to the United Nations in Geneva for Caritas Internationalis has said that the Ebola crisis in Liberia remains extremely grave and continues to disrupt everyday life for most of the population.

01 October 2014 15:14 by Liz Dodd

The head of The Episcopal Church (TEC) in the US, Katharine Jefferts Schori, has said suggested that Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby could postpone the ten-yearly Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops to allow more time to repair divisions over attitudes to homosexuality.

01 October 2014 15:03 by Sarah Mac Donald in Dublin

The Irish Church’s first synod in 70 years will take place over three days in spring 2016 and involve lay Catholics, professionals and Travellers as well as clergy and Religious.

01 October 2014 14:54 by Liz Dodd, James Roberts

Cardinal Raymond Burke has hit out at claims that German Cardinal Walter Kasper “spoke for” Pope Francis when he backed communion for divorced and remarried people.

30 September 2014 13:50 by Liz Dodd

US-led air strikes will kill innocent people instead of wiping out Islamic State (IS or ISIS) jihadists, the most senior Catholic leader in Iraq has warned, as reports emerged of a crisis in the capital, Baghdad.

30 September 2014 13:46 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

Pope Francis has condemned the practice of abandoning the elderly in institutions as a form of “hidden euthanasia”.

30 September 2014 13:44 by Liz Dodd, Christopher Lamb

The Bishop of Arundel and Brighton, who this week said he was “relieved” that a relationship he had with a woman six years ago had been revealed, said that the Church authorities did not know about the affair.

30 September 2014 11:04 by Christopher Lamb

A Westminster auxiliary who has worked closely with Cardinal Vincent Nichols was today appointed the new Bishop of Salford.