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11 December 2013 11:51 by Robert Mickens

Pope Francis has given a huge boost to Caritas Internationalis (CI) by personally endorsing its worldwide campaign to end the “global scandal” of hunger by the year 2025.

10 December 2013 16:08 by Liz Dodd

Almost a year after 20 children were killed in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, Washington’s Catholic bishops and a large coalition of faith groups have called for tighter gun control legislation, which is to be debated shortly in the US Senate.

10 December 2013 14:52 by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt

Archbishop Georg Gänswein, who served as personal secretary to Pope Benedict XVI for eight years, described the news of the Pope Emeritus’ resignation in February as “an amputation”.

10 December 2013 14:16 by Sarah Parsons

A community of Syrian and Lebanese nuns taken from their convent last week have appeared in a video, saying they are in good health and were not kidnapped by Islamist rebels.

09 December 2013 15:48 by Sarah Parsons

Tens of thousands of people have taken refuge in churches and mission compounds after fighting intensified in the Central African Republic between forces loyal to ex-President François Bozizé and the Seleka rebels who overthrew him.

09 December 2013 14:09 by Sarah Mac Donald in Dublin

Ireland could re-open its embassy to the Vatican, the country’s deputy prime minister has indicated.

09 December 2013 14:05 by Christopher Lamb

The distinctive identity of those becoming Catholics via the Ordinariate can be found in the liturgy of the Church of England, according to an official at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF).

09 December 2013 13:38 by Liz Dodd

Church leaders led prayers at a remembrance service in Soweto, South Africa this morning for the country's first black President, Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday.

09 December 2013 13:17 by Josef Pazderka

Leaders of the Polish Catholic and Russian Orthodox Churches have issued an unprecedented joint plea to European Christians to defend their traditional values and Christian roots.

09 December 2013 13:08 by Elena Curti

Christmas can be a frightening time for people who worry they don’t have the money to spend on food and gifts that they and others expect, Bishop Kieran Conry said in a statement to mark Bible Sunday, which was yesterday.