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04 February 2014 11:37 by Christopher Lamb

The Queen is to meet Pope Francis on 3 April, Buckingham Palace confirmed today.

03 February 2014 14:18

Seven Catholic priests have been honoured among 683 recipients of Order of Australia awards late last month – including a Victorian priest, Fr Kevin Dillon, who has criticised the Church's response to the sexual abuse crisis.

03 February 2014 14:12 by James Macintyre

The Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) in Ireland has criticised a suggestion by the Minister for Education, Ruairí Quinn, that schools should give less religious education (RE).

03 February 2014 14:11

France’s Socialist Government has put off plans to reform family laws this year after well over 100,000 people protested against extending assisted procreation to lesbians and allowing surrogate motherhood to gay men who want children.

03 February 2014 14:06 by Brian Morton

The Catholic Church in Scotland has continued to lobby against same-sex marriage but its parliamentary officer believes that it is likely to be legalised after a parliamentary vote on Tuesday.

31 January 2014 16:25 by Carlisle Baker-Jackson

Hopes for a liberated nation of South Sudan characterised by equality and peace appear to be “shattered”, the Church has said.

31 January 2014 13:52 by James Macintyre

The largest Catholic higher-education college in England and Wales, St Mary’s, Twickenham, has been granted full university status. The college, in south-west London, was awarded the title by the Privy Council on 23 January following a series of setbacks in its campaign to be upgraded.

31 January 2014 13:44 by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt

German bishops faced a demonstration by employees of the church-owned Weltbild publishing house angry about the decision to put the company into liquidation.

31 January 2014 13:20 by Jon Stibbs

The Church has urged the Government in Caracas to act to prevent newspapers from closure. Shortages of imported paper mean dailies, such as El Nacional – Venezuela’s most widely read newspaper – have already been forced to cut down their circulation.

31 January 2014 13:09 by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt

In interviews on the eve of his departure for the Austrian bishops’ ad limina visit in Rome, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn said he was certain that under Pope Francis the Church would find new ways of incorporating remarried divorcees in the life of the Church.