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06 February 2014 16:17 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

A Harley-Davidson motorcycle and leather jacket given to Pope Francis have sold at auction for almost £250,000, which will be donated to a Rome-based Catholic charity.

06 February 2014 15:53 by James Macintyre and Abigail Frymann

Simpler lifestyles and better care for the environment are needed to help prevent further flooding, the Bishop of Clifton, Declan Lang has said.

06 February 2014 14:26 by James Macintyre and Christa Pongratz-Lippitt

Some 16,500 responses have been received by the bishops in England of Wales to Rome’s poll of Catholics’ views on gay marriage, contraception and communion for remarried divorcees. But their contents will not be published, unlike in Germany, where responses showed a large-scale of church teaching.

06 February 2014 13:56 by Christopher Lamb

The Bishop of Brentwood has reprimanded the chairman of his diocese’s liturgy commission after he called for priests to ignore the new translation of the Mass.

06 February 2014 13:47

The Archbishop of Brussels, André-Joseph Leonard, and his three auxiliary bishops are leading a day of fasting ending with prayer vigils today in protest against the Belgian Parliament’s plan to extend legal euthanasia to minors.

05 February 2014 16:56 by Liz Dodd

Pope Francis has met Philomena Lee, the woman whose son was put up for adoption by nuns in 1955, and whose story has been made into an Oscar-nominated film starring and co-written by Steve Coogan.

05 February 2014 16:37 by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt

Pope Francis brought up the subject of the Austrian Priests’ Initiative (API) and its Call to Disobedience of his own accord during the Austrian bishops’ ad limina visit at the end of January.

05 February 2014 14:31 by Isabel de Bertodano

A Colombian priest who led a brutal paramilitary group has been captured after going on the run to avoid prison.

05 February 2014 14:14 by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt

Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, who was advised by the Pope to take time out from his diocese last October after allegedly spending €31m on renovating his palace, has been visiting his diocese regularly in recent weeks.

05 February 2014 12:40 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

The United Nations demanded that the Vatican "immediately remove" all clergy who are known or suspected of having abused minors and report them to civil authorities.