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19 November 2014 11:43 by CNS

Pope Francis has approved lifting the ban on the ordination of married men to the priesthood in Eastern Catholic Churches outside their traditional territories, including in the United States, Canada and Australia.

18 November 2014 19:47 by Sarah Mac Donald

Next year’s follow-up Synod on the Family must take issues such as pre-marital cohabitation and Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics off the agenda, US Cardinal Raymond Burke said.

18 November 2014 19:24 by Michael Sean Winters, Abigail Frymann Rouch

Pope Francis' first major appointment in the US Catholic Church was installed as the new archbishop in Chicago on Tuesday.

18 November 2014 14:40 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

Since his appointment last year he has been showered with lavish gifts from royalty, world leaders and luxury goods-makers.

18 November 2014 12:21 by Francis McDonagh, CNS

Increasing numbers of Catholics in Latin America are abandoning the Catholic Church in favour of Evangelical congregations or non-religious life, according to a new survey, making Pope Francis' calls for renewed evangelisation efforts in the region ever more urgent.

17 November 2014 18:06 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Pope Francis said that complementarity between a man and a woman “is a root of marriage and family” and confirmed that he will travel to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families in 2015.

17 November 2014 12:40 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

The body of a Ugandan missionary priest has been found in a mass grave as authorities search for the remains of 43 missing trainee teachers feared massacred, the local diocese said on Friday.

17 November 2014 12:11 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

The Church of England's General Synod today gave the final seal of approval to legislation that will enable female priests to be made bishops.

17 November 2014 11:21 by Paul Wilkinson

Birmingham is re-instating its Nativity Trail at the city's art gallery, just a year after it was dropped as a regular feature of its Christmas celebrations.

17 November 2014 11:14 by Joanna Moorhead

Radical plans to deal with the crisis caused by a dwindling number of both priests and Massgoers in Hexham and Newcastle diocese were revealed on Sunday.