The border fence currently being constructed by Austria to keep migrants crossing into the country from neighbouring Hungary will have a Catholic sized hole in it after a diocesan bishop refused the government permission to build on church land..

An English Benedictine school has made history yesterday by becoming the first to sing at a papal Mass alongside the Sistine Chapel Choir. Pupils from Worth School, in West Sussex, sang the liturgy celebrated by Pope Francis with the Pope’s choir - known as the 'Sistina'...

Bishop-Elect Mason ordination will take place in St George’s Cathedral, Southwark, on 31 May

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington, denounced abortion, euthanasia, and political correctness at a Mass for Life, the day after the Jesuit Georgetown University hosted a lecture from the CEO of the abortion provider Planned Parenthood. Georgetown is the oldest Catholic higher education institution in the US...

Pope Francis has promised to give a “substantial offering” to this weekend’s collection for Ukraine that will take place in parishes across Europe...

Some 22 of the 62 churches across Wrexham Diocese will be closed in the next four years, Bishop Peter Brignall has announced in a pastoral letter to the diocese...

Catholic bishops have welcomed a unanimous vote by the House of Commons declaring atrocities committed by Islamic State as "genocide"...

Francesca Chaouqui, the Italian PR consultant on trial in the Vatican for leaking sensitive documents that put the Pope’s reform efforts in an unfavourable light, has tweeted a thumbs-up to the one US presidential candidate whose policies Francis has described as “not Christian”...

The absence of any substantial discussion of child sexual abuse in the papal exhortation Amoris Laetitia has been criticised by an Irish male survivor of clerical sexual abuse who met the Pope, writes Sarah Mac Donald.

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has criticised conservative voices in the Church that claimed the Pope’s exhortation on the family was a personal reflection and one that can be dismissed.

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