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04 June 2014 17:10 by Liz Dodd

In the Queen’s Speech today the Government pledged to introduce a bill to combat human trafficking and slavery.

04 June 2014 14:05 by Liz Dodd, Christopher Lamb

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the archbishop of Westminster, ordained Fr Nicholas Hudson an Auxiliary Bishop for the diocese this morning.

04 June 2014 13:35 by Hannah Roberts in Rome

Pope Francis is set to visit the southern Italian town where a three-year-old boy was murdered by the mafia earlier this year.

04 June 2014 12:57 by Anto Akkara

An Indian Jesuit priest who heads the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in Afghanistan has been kidnapped.

04 June 2014 11:32

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.

04 June 2014 11:14 by Liz Dodd

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.

03 June 2014 16:55 by Liz Dodd

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).

03 June 2014 16:30 by Liz Dodd

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.

02 June 2014 14:24 by Liz Dodd

The husband of a Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan has denied rumours that she is to be released.

02 June 2014 14:23 by Liz Dodd

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.