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23 April 2014 13:04 by Sarah Mac Donald in Dublin

The Archbishop of Dublin has signalled his openness to a discussion on the ordination of married men as priests.

23 April 2014 13:01 by Fredrick Nzwili

Catholic Church leaders in Nigeria are urging the release of 190 schoolgirls who are still missing, after last week’s mass abductions of 234 by suspected Boko Haram terrorists.

22 April 2014 15:43 by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt

Christians should come together under one roof with the Pope as their Universal Shepherd, the Prior of the Taizé ecumenical community in France has said.

22 April 2014 13:00 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has criticised politicians for using “alarmist” language in the debate about immigration, which he said needed “a good dose of reality”.

22 April 2014 12:00

Marseille Archbishop Georges Pontier, president of the French bishops’ conference, urged his fellow bishops to avoid being “manipulated by social movements” when he opened their spring plenary meeting last week.

20 April 2014 13:56 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Pope Francis prayed for Syria and refugees fleeing religious persecution before giving the Urbi et Orbi blessing.

18 April 2014 22:52 by Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service

Standing in the midst of a giant cross outlined with small torches, Pope Francis said the cross is a reminder of how much evil people are capable of and how much love Jesus had for a sinful humanity.

18 April 2014 19:15 by Carol Glatz, CNS

Everyone is capable of betraying Jesus as Judas did, but no one should make the mistake of doubting God's mercy and willingness to forgive, the papal preacher said at today's Liturgy of the Lord's Passion.

17 April 2014 19:24 by Abigail Frymann Rouch, CNS

Non-Catholics and women were among the 12 disabled and elderly people whose feet Pope Francis washed and kissed when he celebrated the Mass of the Lord’s Supper this evening.

17 April 2014 14:30 by Christopher Lamb

Permission to ordain married men should be widened, according to three bishops of England and Wales who have spoken out following reports that Pope Francis would like episcopal conferences to put forward suggestions for reform.