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20 November 2014 14:05 by Christopher Lamb

Cardinal Vincent Nichols said this week that he believes Pope Francis appreciates the experience of the English Catholic Church in learning to exist in a culture that does not always agree with it.

19 November 2014 15:39 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Archbishop Francisco Javier Martínez Fernández of Granada in southern Spain has suspended a group of 10 priests from their duties after they were accused of sexually abusing a young man when he was a minor.

19 November 2014 13:34 by Joanna Moorhead, Christopher Lamb

Police chief Kevin Hyland, 51, a Catholic who has worked with many church organisations in fighting human trafficking, has been appointed Britain’s first anti-slavery tsar.

19 November 2014 12:06 by Ellen Teague, Fredrick Nzwili

Yei Diocese in South Sudan has condemned the brutal murder of the first female mayor of Yei City.

19 November 2014 11:43 by CNS

Pope Francis has approved lifting the ban on the ordination of married men to the priesthood in Eastern Catholic Churches outside their traditional territories, including in the United States, Canada and Australia.

18 November 2014 19:47 by Sarah Mac Donald

Next year’s follow-up Synod on the Family must take issues such as pre-marital cohabitation and Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics off the agenda, US Cardinal Raymond Burke said.

18 November 2014 19:24 by Michael Sean Winters, Abigail Frymann Rouch

Pope Francis' first major appointment in the US Catholic Church was installed as the new archbishop in Chicago on Tuesday.

18 November 2014 14:40 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

Since his appointment last year he has been showered with lavish gifts from royalty, world leaders and luxury goods-makers.

18 November 2014 12:21 by Francis McDonagh, CNS

Increasing numbers of Catholics in Latin America are abandoning the Catholic Church in favour of Evangelical congregations or non-religious life, according to a new survey, making Pope Francis' calls for renewed evangelisation efforts in the region ever more urgent.

17 November 2014 18:06 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Pope Francis said that complementarity between a man and a woman “is a root of marriage and family” and confirmed that he will travel to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families in 2015.