The introduction of new ID checks and upfront charges for patients who are not eligible for free NHS care should be revoked, or at least delayed, until it is clear how the rules will operate, a leading refugee charity has said.

The leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland has raised concerns over state promotion of a “generic model of primary education” that dilutes parents’ right to a school that has an intentionally faith-based ethos.

A new exhibition that looks at beliefs in spiritual beings and worlds has opened at the British Museum.

Visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo last week, the US ambassador to the United Nations praised the Catholic bishops for their efforts to promote peace and democracy in the country.

St Mary’s University in London has become the first UK university to offer First Star, a US educational programme from the US that has proven results at creating better outcomes for children in care

The BBC has said there are no plans to axe the Thought for The day slot from its flagship Radio 4 Today news programme, after caustic criticism of the slot made by the programme’s presenters.

The Coptic Orthodox Church that was founded by St Mark in the middle of the first century is to establish a new diocese – in London. 

The "horrendous act" by a driver in a pickup truck who mowed down pedestrians and bicyclists in New York late in the afternoon 31 October "weighs on all of our hearts," said the president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops...


An Indian nun stabbed to death in 1995 will be beatified on 4 November, and one of those who will celebrate is her assassin...

Catholics and Anglicans have learned once again to love one another, the Archbishop of Canterbury said today. Archbishop Justin Welby was speaking of his close friend, the Archbishop of Westminster Cardinal Vincent Nichols, who himself prayed in Westminster Abbey for the church to be saved from future divisions. Both church leaders, along with many others, were at a service marking the 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation.


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