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The Catholic cathedral in Mosul is being desecrated and turned into a mosque by Islamic State terrorists, Cardinal Vincent Nichols said during a two-day visit to northern Iraq.

Pope Francis unveiled his vision for the Holy Year of Mercy at Vespers in St Peter’s Basilica this evening, saying that the Church must be “an oasis of mercy”.

Anti-slavery Commissioner praises Church’s work on human trafficking

The Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham has reinstated a priest who had been suspended for entering into a civil partnership immigrant to help him stay in the UK.

After three days of controversy the Paris Métro has rescinded its decision to ban the words “in favour of Middle East Christians” from advertisements in its stations for a concert by the popular trio Les Pretres (The Priests).

Kenyan cardinal John Njue urged religious tolerance this week, as Christians countrywide flocked to churches to pray for peace and unity, in the wake of the Islamist attack at a university college in Garissa town.

The Diocese of East Anglia is to commission an independent review into the circumstances surrounding the deployment of a priest who has been jailed for three years for abusing a boy at a children's home.

The Bishops in Scotland on Friday sent out the text of a pastoral letter ahead of the General Election on 7 May that will be read out in parishes this weekend.

More than five hundred lay people have signed a letter calling on the Church not to change its teaching on communion for remarried divorcees.

Priestly ordinations in the United States are expected to rise by 25 per cent this year, according to the bishops’ conference.

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