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In the Queen’s Speech today the Government pledged to introduce a bill to combat human trafficking and slavery.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the archbishop of Westminster, ordained Fr Nicholas Hudson an Auxiliary Bishop for the diocese this morning.
Pope Francis is set to visit the southern Italian town where a three-year-old boy was murdered by the mafia earlier this year.
An Indian Jesuit priest who heads the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in Afghanistan has been kidnapped.
There was a record 1,816 cases of euthanasia in 2013, the equivalent of about five deaths a day, official statistics show. The latest figures show that the number of deaths rose by more than a quarter (27 per cent) over the previous year.
The papal nuncio to Ireland has spoken of a new beginning in the Church in the country and a renewed enthusiasm among young Catholics for their faith.
Clergy in the Church of England have been banned from joining two extreme right-wing political parties, the British National Party (BNP) and the National Front (NF).
Government agents in the Democratic Republic of Congo rape and sexually abuse women in religious organisations to punish them for being politically active, the charity Freedom from Torture has revealed.
The husband of a Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan has denied rumours that she is to be released.
The Church of England has entered the row over a proposed high-speed railway link between London and the north of England, warning that its route will destroy three burial grounds.