The Argentine Government allegedly spied on the future Pope Francis during much of his time as Archbishop of Buenos Aires.

School inspectors have come under fire from the Bishop of Shrewsbury this week, in an escalation of the Church’s row with the Government’s education regulator, Ofsted.

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, is to meet Pope Francis tomorrow after days of crisis talks that could determine whether Greece remains with the EU.

A tiny Playmobil figure of Martin Luther created for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation has become the manufacturer’s fast-selling toy ever.

Ukrainian Catholic and Orthodox leaders have urged citizens to mobilise in defence of their homeland, as an internationally brokered ceasefire was attempted in the eastern Donbass region.

Clashes over reforms to Vatican finances took place this week following a meeting of cardinals after a detailed breakdown of the Holy See’s economic position was outlined.

The archdiocese of Cologne has for the first time published its financial accounts, which show assets worth more than £2bn.

The bishop responsible for evangelisation in England and Wales has unveiled a radical plan for reform in his own diocese and encouraged parishes to take risks or face extinction.

Church of England bishops and priests took to the streets today to impose ashes on commuters.

Christians are called to overcome apathy, discouragement and pretentions of self-sufficiency by letting God enter into their hearts, making them joyful, merciful and strong, Pope Francis said.

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