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Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide has been charged with covering up child abuse committed by a priest in the 1970s.

The devastation caused by Cyclone Pam to Vanuatu in the Pacific on 13 and 14 March has provoked an immediate humanitarian response from Christian agencies and calls for urgent action on climate change.

Thousands of Catholics were expected to march in Kolkata today to show their solidarity with a 71-year-old nun who was gang-raped in her convent late on Friday night.

The Vatican’s most senior diplomat at the United Nations in Geneva has endorsed the use of military force to stop the so-called Islamic State (IS), which is committing atrocities against Christians and other minorities.

The bishops' conference of England and Wales has accused the Pakistani Government of failing to protect its Christian citizens after suicide bomb attacks at two churches in Lahore killed at least 14 people and injured almost 80.

The Church in Scotland has responded to media reports suggesting that the Church is “sitting on” a report on allegations regarding Cardinal Keith O'Brien, the former Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh who stood down in 2013 after admitting sexual misconduct.

Marking the second year of his pontificate, Pope Francis today announced a Jubilee Year of mercy in order to celebrate God’s forgiveness.

The head of the Nordic Bishops’ Conference has urged continued Western backing for Catholic parishes and dioceses across Scandinavia in the wake of a financial scandal in Norway's Oslo diocese, whose bishop faces charges in connection with falsifying church membership lists.

A new private college seeking to offer a course in the Catholic intellectual tradition has submitted materials to the Quality Assurance Agency and is negotiating with a university over validating its degree, although it is not seeking an official mandate from the Church.

Cafod has apologised to its volunteers and says it will modify its plans for restructuring the aid agency following complaints that it did not liaise adequately over its proposals.

 
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