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08 November 2013 00:00 by Christopher Lamb and Sarah Mac Donald in Dublin

The order of nuns portrayed in the newly-released film Philomena, about an Irish woman seeking to be reunited with her adopted son, has accused the makers of falsely creating a scene that showed one of their sisters in a profoundly negative light.

07 November 2013 16:23

The Patriarch of Jerusalem has vowed to take legal action against the Israeli Government after bulldozers of the Jerusalem municipality demolished a house belonging to the Patriarchate.

07 November 2013 16:22

A Vatican-sponsored workshop on modern-day slavery has compiled 50 proposals for combating human trafficking, including that it be declared a crime against humanity that is punishable by international courts.

07 November 2013 16:19

Mgr Patrick Burke is understood to have been appointed vicar general of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh.

07 November 2013 16:18

Society should find new ways of letting mothers stay with their children rather than face imprisonment, the liaison bishop for prisons said last night.

06 November 2013 14:57

The manuscript written by Sr Lucia in 1944 on the "third secret of Fátima" is to be exhibited at an exhibition on "Secrecy and Revelation" which will open in the Portuguese shrine at Fátima on 30 November.

06 November 2013 14:56

Clelia Luro, the widow of a former Argentine bishop with whom Pope Francis had weekly telephone conversations, has died in Buenos Aires.

06 November 2013 14:55

The Church has welcomed a call from the former Director of Public Prosecutions for teachers and other professionals who fail to report child abuse to face criminal prosecutions.

06 November 2013 14:54

The "most serious and biggest massacre of Christians in Syria" in which 45 people were killed and 1,500 families held hostage has been reported by the Syrian Orthodox Metropolitan of Homs and Hama.

06 November 2013 14:52 by Robert Mickens

The ground-breaking questionnaire about marriage and family life posted online by the bishops of England and Wales is part of an effort by Rome to encourage lay Catholics "openly and with all sincerity, what they really think", a Vatican official said yesterday.