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14 January 2014 12:35

Documented cases of Christians suffering “martyr” deaths for their faith almost doubled last year compared to 2012, with most occurring in several Muslim-majority countries that rank as most perilous for members of the faith, according to the annual report of the non-denominational group Open Doors.

13 January 2014 12:54 by James Macintyre

Portsmouth’s bishop is calling for a "huge shift in attitude" from his diocese after identifying some Catholics as viewing the clergy as "a service provider".

12 January 2014 12:19 by Robert Mickens and Liz Dodd

Pope Francis today ended months of speculation and announced the names of 16 men from twelve countries that he will create cardinal-electors at his first consistory on 22 February, among them is Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster.

12 January 2014 11:46 by Liz Dodd

Westminster Archbishop Vincent Nichols has described Pope Francis’ naming him a cardinal yesterday as "another step" on his life as a priest which has been "full of surprises."

10 January 2014 15:04 by James Macintyre

The Head of the Catholic Digby Stuart College at the University of Roehampton Suzy Harris has given up her post after two years in the job.

10 January 2014 15:03 by Brian Morton

A Scottish bishop has defended the decision to suspend a priest who had written a controversial memoir claiming there was a culture of homosexual bullying in the Catholic Church in Scotland.

10 January 2014 15:02 by Sarah Mac Donald and Christopher Lamb

A review of the new English translation of the Roman Missal is on the cards as disquiet grows about the quality of the Mass texts.

10 January 2014 14:57 by Liz Dodd

The Vatican has refused to extradite a Polish archbishop who was accused of sex abuse while serving as papal nuncio in the Dominican Republic.

09 January 2014 16:16 by Liz Dodd

Gunmen have killed at least 33 people and torched dozens of homes in a Christian-majority village in central Nigeria.

09 January 2014 12:58 by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt

The chapter of Germany’s Cologne cathedral has threatened to sue media organisations, after evidence emerged that they knew in advance that a feminist protester planned to disrupt the Christmas Day Mass by jumping half-naked on the altar.