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09 December 2013 12:36 by Paul Wilkinson

The Catholic Education Service (CES) produced figures this week which it says demonstrate that Catholic schools serve more disadvantaged pupils than other faith or state-run ones.

06 December 2013 14:28 by Christopher Lamb

Pope Francis today urged South Africa to take inspiration from the life of Nelson Mandela to forge a better future for the country.

05 December 2013 13:29 by Michael Sean Winters

Conservative commentators in the United States have sharply criticised Pope Francis’ trenchant critique of “trickle-down economics”, made in his apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, published by the Vatican last week.

05 December 2013 13:27 by Christopher Lamb

Promoting freedom of religion is a priority for British foreign policy but that does not include a policy to defend Christians under attack, a government minister said this week.

05 December 2013 13:20 by Christopher Lamb

Pope Francis is to set up a commission devoted to child protection and the pastoral care of victims of sexual abuse by priests, it was announced today.

05 December 2013 12:58 by Isabel de Bertodano

The Argentinian Government has appointed a Salesian priest as the head of the state organisation dedicated to fighting drug trafficking and addiction.

04 December 2013 15:10 by Ellen Teague

Taizé’s Prior, Brother Alois, and several other brothers visited North Korea, as part of a programme of visits to Myanmar, China, India and North and South Korea during October and November.

04 December 2013 14:51 by Robert Mickens

Pope Francis and his eight-member Council of Cardinals have held their second round of meetings by looking at Vatican offices in an effort to re-organise the Roman Curia.

04 December 2013 14:42 by Ellen Teague

Islamist rebels have abducted 12 nuns from a convent in the historic Christian town of Maaloula, around 50 miles north of Damascus. The nuns were taken on Monday from the St Thecla Greek Orthodox convent to the nearby rebel-held city of Yabroud.

04 December 2013 14:24

About 1,000 Dutch Catholic churches – around two-thirds of the total in the country –will be shut by 2025, Cardinal Willem Eijk warned Pope Francis at an ad limina visit on Monday.