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The publishers HarperCollins is withdrawing from sale an atlas that omitted Israel from its maps after the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales said it was harmful to peace efforts in the Middle East.
Reform of the Vatican bureaucracy, the environment and the protection of religious minorities will be high on Pope Francis’ agenda for 2015.
A group of snow-stranded coach passengers have paid tribute to the Catholic parishioners who opened their church and its hall, and provided them with hot drinks, mince pies and a place to shelter for the night.
An Anglican bishop has said gay clergy should be permitted to enter same-sex marriages and urged Christians to pray for those fighting the Church of England’s “serious institutional homophobia”.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has asked people to pray for the first British ebola victim to be diagnosed with the disease in the UK.
Almost six million people attended papal events at the Vatican this year, the Holy See announced.
Islamic State militants looted and blew up a Catholic church in Mosul over Christmas.
Pope Francis has condemned cultures that prioritise quality of life over the right to life in his message for the 2015 World Day for the Sick.
The great majority of German bishops would like to see remarried divorcees being allowed to receive the Sacraments under certain specified circumstances.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has expressed thanks for prayers and support as he recovers from pneumonia.