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28 October 2014 14:16 by Liz Dodd

Catholic cathedrals are to benefit from an £8 million windfall for urgent repairs in the second round of grants awarded by the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repair Fund.

28 October 2014 14:15 by CNS

Retired Pope Benedict XVI is a perfect example of how intellectual knowledge and scientific curiosity do not lead a person further from God, but can strengthen their love for God and for his human creatures, Pope Francis said.

28 October 2014 14:09 by Liz Dodd

The Bishop of Portsmouth has spoken of his sadness at the resignation of Kieran Conry, the former bishop of the neighbouring diocese of Arundel and Brighton, who stood down last month over an affair with a woman.

28 October 2014 13:59 by Liz Dodd

A multi-millionaire Catholic couple, who started their own private migrant rescue service in the Mediterranean after being inspired by Pope Francis, have spoken of their fear that many lives will be lost as EU takes over the salvage mission.

27 October 2014 15:32 by Liz Dodd

A pair of priests whose tap-dancing duel at the North American College in Rome was posted on the internet earlier this year have become an online sensation.

27 October 2014 15:30 by Liz Dodd, CNS

Twelve Chaldean religious men and priests living in the United States, Canada, Australia and Sweden have been suspended from exercising their priestly ministry for not receiving permission from their superiors before emigrating from Iraq.

27 October 2014 15:28 by Liz Dodd

The president of the Canadian Bishops’ Conference has spoken of his “profound sadness” after a gunman shot dead a solider in Quebec and another fatally shot a soldier at a national war memorial before storming the country’s parliament in Ottawa last week.

27 October 2014 15:11 by Liz Dodd

Priests should refuse absolution to people who confess to abusing children, a Catholic academic has said, days after the Church of England announced it would be examining whether abuse admitted in the confessional should remain confidential.

24 October 2014 14:35 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

Pope Francis has ordered an inquiry into an Italian bishop over the alleged behaviour of some of its priests.

24 October 2014 14:34 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

The Catholic Church is educating Myanmar citizens about their democratic rights to ensure that next year’s general election – the second in more than 50 years – is not “worthless”.