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20 January 2014 15:02 by Liz Dodd

Catholic leaders have called for a global campaign of prayer for an end to Syria’s bloody conflict as world leaders prepare to take part in an international UN-backed peace conference in Switzerland.

20 January 2014 13:42 by James Macintyre

Ian Paisley told Tony Blair he was “a fool” when the former prime minister informed the Protestant politician that he was going to be received into the Catholic Church.

17 January 2014 14:54 by Anto Akkara and ColomboPage internet newspaper

The Sri Lanka military last week strongly rejected allegations made by two Catholic bishops in the north of the island that the military used cluster munitions during the final stages of the May 2009 assault that ended the terrorist insurgency of the Tamil Tigers.

17 January 2014 14:53 by Fredrick Nzwili

The Bishop of Bossangoa in the Central African Republic (CAR), has expressed the hope that the resignation last week of the interim president and the prime minister will ease the tensions in the troubled country.

17 January 2014 14:51 by Brian Morton

The new Bishop of Dunkeld says that not to forgive Cardinal Keith O’Brien would be “gravely wrong” but that the disgraced archbishop needs to make reparation for the harm he has done.

17 January 2014 13:30 by Liz Dodd

Women bishops could be in post by Christmas, a senior Church of England official said today, as he revealed that an attempt to fast track the legislation would dominate February's General Synod.

16 January 2014 15:23 by Abigail Frymann Rouch

The former archbishop of Canterbury has warned that the downgrading of Religious Education will soon deprive Britain of theologians.

16 January 2014 15:17 by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt

Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich, who is a member of the Council of Cardinals (C8) that advises the Pope, has come out strongly in defence of Pope Francis’s criticism of global capitalism.

16 January 2014 15:14 by James Macintyre

A delegation of Catholic Bishops celebrated Mass with the Catholic community in Gaza last Sunday, expressing solidarity with local Christians and the wider people of the Palestinian strip of land governed by Hamas.

16 January 2014 12:54 by Liz Dodd and Robert Mickens

The Catholic Church wants to be "an example of best practice" in the prevention of child abuse and the defence of childhood, a Vatican official told a UN committee in an unprecedented encounter in Geneva today.