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19 August 2014 14:47 by CNS

Pope Francis asked people to join him in prayer Aug. 19 after he learned that two of his little great nephews and their mother had died in a car crash in Argentina and his nephew was in critical condition.

19 August 2014 11:43 by Liz Dodd

Pope Francis backed the beatification of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero and spoke out on conflicts in Iraq and Gaza during in a conversation with journalists aboard the return flight from South Korea.

18 August 2014 15:21 by Brian Morton

A cathedral has hosted a three-day “healing mission” run by a group offering the charismatic style laying-on of hands.

18 August 2014 15:15 by Liz Dodd

The slaughter of Christians and Yazidis in Iraq is “off the scale of human horror,” the Archbishop of Canterbury has said, as it emerged he backed calls for the UK Government to appoint a minister for religious freedom to compensate for its silence over Christian persecution.

18 August 2014 15:01 by Liz Dodd

‘Wake-up call’ for Asia as Francis leaves Korea following trip that centred on peace and dignity for the poor

16 August 2014 16:43 by Simone Orendain Catholic News Service

Pope Francis placed 124 Korean martyrs on the last step toward sainthood in a beatification Mass Aug. 16 that brought elation to the 800,000 people in attendance.

15 August 2014 17:26

On Thursday Pope Francis landed in Seoul for a five-day visit to South Korea. He will attend Asian Youth Day, a gathering of Asia’s young Catholics, and beatify 124 martyrs.

15 August 2014 14:43 by Ruth Gledhill

The Church of England has made its largest single property sale. Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) joined forces with the Crown Estate, the Queen’s property company, to buy the Church Commissioners’ 64.2 per cent holding in the Pollen Estate for £381 million.

15 August 2014 14:42 by Jonathan Luxmoore

Russia's Orthodox Church has welcomed President Vladimir Putin’s ban on Western food imports as a chance for Russians to spurn “Western consumer standards”.

15 August 2014 14:37 by Ellen Teague

The situation of Coptic Christians in Egypt has improved since the 2013 military overthrow of Islamist President, Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood.