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09 January 2014 12:31 by Ellen Teague

Senior Catholic and Muslim clerics of the Central African Republic (CAR) have asked the UN to deploy more peacekeepers immediately to halt a spiral of violence that has pitted Muslims against Christians.

08 January 2014 17:40 by Robert Mickens and Liz Dodd

Pope Francis has announced temporary restrictions on granting the honorary ecclesiastical title "monsignor" to priests, in an effort to encourage humility among priests.

08 January 2014 13:13 by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt

Archbishop Georg Gänswein, the personal secretary to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, has said he does not expect a “revolution” under Pope Francis, because the Argentine Pope wants to “reform the faithful and not the faith”.

08 January 2014 12:43 by Robert Mickens

The scandal-scarred Legion of Christ today began a general chapter at its Rome headquarters aimed at re-writing the constitution of the conservative men’s order and electing a new superior general.

08 January 2014 10:31 by Liz Dodd

Paul Goggins, the Labour MP and prominent Catholic activist, died last night in hospital.

07 January 2014 19:11 by James Roberts

Fr John Dear, a US Catholic priest, peace activist and columnist for the US-based National Catholic Reporter has been dismissed from the Jesuit order, which says he was “obstinately disobedient” to its directives.

07 January 2014 18:52 by Helen Pye

Ireland's former President Mary McAleese has urged Cardinal Keith O'Brien to share his life story in order to help gay people who have felt the need “to pretend to be heterosexual”.

07 January 2014 17:14 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Birmingham’s Newman University has appointed Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor as its first chancellor.

07 January 2014 16:21 by Helen Pye

A former official in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia was released from prison on Friday after an appeals court overturned his jail sentence for child endangerment.

07 January 2014 14:30 by Helen Pye

The Vatican has pledged £3 million to cover some of debt owed by the organisers of the 2013 World Youth Day, held last July in Rio de Janeiro, the archdiocese of the Brazilian city announced.