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01 May 2014 12:56 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, is to represent Pope Francis at tomorrow's reconsecration of the newly restored, 114-year-old Basilica of St Augustine in Annaba, the Algerian city once known as Hippo, where the saint was bishop from 395 to 430.

01 May 2014 12:53

A deceased Dutch bishop has been identified as a child molester in the second such admission in as many weeks. Utrecht archdiocese, where Johannes Nienhaus was auxiliary bishop from 1982 to 1999, said a commission investigating the scandals had confirmed four complaints against him.

01 May 2014 12:45 by Liz Dodd

Chinese Christians are experiencing the worst government crackdown in a decade, a leading activist said after demolition teams began tearing down a 4,000-seat Protestant cathedral in the south-eastern city of Wenzhou, a heartland of Christianity in China.

30 April 2014 16:35

The Catholic Bishops of Northern Ireland have written an open letter to the members of the Northern Ireland Assembly calling for the rejection of a motion to legalise same-sex marriage.

Pope Francis’ hand-picked group of eight cardinals pressed on with its sweeping programme of Vatican reforms this week.

30 April 2014 16:22 by Josef Pazderka

Pope Francis promised he would “do everything possible” to establish peace in Ukraine during a private meeting with the country’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk last weekend.

29 April 2014 11:40 by Christopher Lamb

Pope Francis today appointed Bishop Joseph Toal as the new Bishop of Motherwell.

28 April 2014 15:37 by Christopher Lamb

The bishop in charge of Catholic Education in England and Wales has described the stabbing of teacher Ann Maguire as a "senseless tragedy."

28 April 2014 10:48 by Michael Sean Winters

The recent alliance between conservative Catholics and white evangelical Protestants might be undermined by the innovations of Pope Francis, according to new research.

28 April 2014 10:40 by James Macintyre

A bishop in Northern Ireland has received an apology from Sinn Fein after it misrepresented his position on abortion.